Return to the Porches & Decks Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Aluminum Decking

Posted by joanct (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 29, 07 at 21:41

I am in the Sierra Foothills of California. Very hot summers and cold, wet winters with snow. The 400 sf of deck that is not covered gets Southern exposure and is not holding up well. Right now it has cedar planks over 24" center joists. We are going to have to tear it all out, replace most of the joists (they have rotted too), and basically start over. It is about 10 feet off the ground. We are considering aluminum decking, because of the severity of the sun and weather. Can't find a source in California. Also, would like to know other experiences. Every time we think we have figured out what to use for the decking, we hear some horror story. Trex has failed alot in our area. We have also been told that IPE is too much work with the sun exposure we have. I have also been told to not even consider the plastics. Does anyone have any advise or experience with the aluminum?


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Aluminum Decking

I'd forget about that aluminum decking as I don't know of any company making it anymore. AWDS gave me a display deck made out of aluminum & I put it down at my fish camp on the Texas coast. Seems to hold up well in that enviroment, but does get slick when wet.

Don't believe the stories about ipe, it would work fine there. For a composite check out ameradeck @, they have some distributors in Ca.


RE: Aluminum Decking

I agree with Al,there are a lot of scare stories from Folks that bought into that stuff, a big thumbs down with the alum decking.Also agree ipe will work real well in your area. J

RE: Aluminum Decking

What problems does aluminum decking have?

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Porches & Decks Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here