Aluminum can, with very little care, be kept in good condition. It has a high natural resistance to the corrosive conditions normally encountered during transport and storage. The principal conditions against which it is necessary to guard are those likely to cause surface abrasion and water stains. Learn more here.
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Yes, in direct sunlight the decking will be warm. Aluminum dissipates heat faster than any other material and tests have shown Knotwood aluminum decking to be slightly cooler than traditional wood, composites and ipe.
The process involves the physical reaction between special inks and a polyurethane or polyester powder coating. Under controlled conditions of heat and pressure, photographic images are absorbed directly into the powder coating.
Because galvanic corrosion happens when dissimilar metals come into contact with each other we prefer using a hardened self tapping aluminium (aluminum) screws these are recommended for coastal conditions. If you are not exposed to constant salt air you can also use self tapping galvanized steel screws. Review the Knotwood Installation Pre-Check here.