Wahoo Decks, a leading manufacturer of aluminum decking products, recently announced the release of its newest product, DryJoistEZ. A sister product to DryJoist, the first structural deck drainage system, DryJoistEZ was engineered to be easy to handle and cost effective by containing only two components. Just like DryJoist, DryJoistEZ serves triple duty as the structure of a deck, a waterproof solution and a finished ceiling with a new and improved traditional bead board appearance.
"We turned heads in the decking industry two years ago at the International Builders Show with the introduction of DryJoist, our first structural deck drainage system," said Jon Bailey, Vice President of Wahoo Decks, "Our newest introduction, DryJoistEZ only has two components to the system, a lower price point, and a traditional bead board appearance, positioning it as an affordable solution to drying in a deck or balcony."
One of the 13 winners of Architect magazine's third annual R+D Awards, DryJoistEZ is made of marine-grade aluminum. A sustainable alternative to traditional wooden deck joists, aluminum is fully recyclable and is impervious to rot, decay, insects and fire. Able to be installed in any weather conditions, wet or dry, it is perfect for balconies and decks for both residential and commercial applications. DryJoistEZ is 100% waterproof and is backed by a limited lifetime warranty and an industry leading leak-proof guarantee.
"DryJoistEZ is not only an alternative to wood framing, it's an alternative to waterproofing a deck or balcony as well," continues Bailey, "It's metal, there are no glues or rubber membranes that need continuous days of sun to dry, DryJoistEZ is just easier to install when compared to traditional methods of waterproofing a deck or balcony."
The DryJoistEZ planks are capable of spanning 6' post to post on a single span and 8' post to post on a multi-span, eliminating the need for wood joists 12 or 16 inches on center. DryJoistEZ supports the deck boards every 6" on center so intricate design patterns for deck boards, such as herringbones or diagonals, are easily achieved without having to add extra blocking. The planks are 24 feet long and include 5" water channels on each one. These water channels run uninterrupted the entire length of the plank so there is no need for gaskets, seals or silicone sealants.
The underside of DryJoistEZ is precision extruded with grooves so that when the planks are interlocked, they resemble a traditional bead board pattern on the ceiling of the area below the deck. Each plank is powder coated with a protective finish that can be used as either the finished coat or the base coat if another color is desired.
DryJoistEZ is manufactured using 45% recycled content from industrial and post-consumer aluminum scrap and because of this, helps builders in achieving points toward LEED credits based on the standards set forth by the LEED Green Building Rating System within the categories of Recycled Content of Materials and Construction Waste Management.
DryJoistEZ has also received approval from California and San Diego County for use of its deck products in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) designated areas. DryJoistEZ is constructed with Ignition Resistant Materials and is non-combustible and fire-safe.
About Wahoo Decks
Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor decking products. Wahoo products have been engineered to be uniquely low maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. In addition to deck drainage systems, Wahoo Decks also offers Wahoo Rail, a complete line of commercial grade aluminum railing. Additional information about Wahoo Decks can be found on www.WahooDecks.com