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Aluminum Decking, Railing and Fencing Goes With the Grain

 May 21, 2010 — Cullman, AL — FSI Home Products, Inc. launches its Spring and Summer sales seasons with the introduction of Dakota Oak wood grain color finish, now available throughout its extensive all-aluminum outdoor decking, railing, and fencing product lines.

“This rich wood grain finish offers our customers the beauty and appeal of natural wood in a truly maintenance-free surface,” says James Conn, president of FSI Home Products, Inc. “Our strong, durable powder coat surface finish is UV stable for color retention and completely eliminates the need to scrape, stain, seal or paint again, ever.”

Dakota Oak wood grain finish joins an existing solid color palette of soothing earth tones that complement and blend naturally into any landscape. From decking and railing to privacy and security fencing, FSI’s aluminum products replace traditional wood and composites in not only beauty and function, but also in unsurpassed durability and longevity. Long known for its desired characteristics, aluminum dissipates heat quickly. It does not rust, mold, warp, splinter or rot. FSI’s aluminum outdoor living products are also environmentally friendly, recyclable and sustainable.

Though aluminum is traditionally viewed as an industrial material, FSI Home Products is leading the industry in developing innovative uses for aluminum in the market of outdoor living products. FSI’s popular LockDry® is a waterproof decking system ideal for creating outdoor living spaces under upper decks and was recognized as the highest rated decking product by a leading consumer reporting firm. NextDeckTM, the next generation in alternative decking, is price competitive with composite products and is easily installed through a unique, patent-pending, hidden fastening system. RailingWorks® offers an array of aluminum railing options and powder coat color choices to grace any architectural style. Traditional Style aluminum railings that simulate the larger and popular wood style railing profiles are in the final stages of development and coming soon. Solace Privacy & Security Fences® are uniquely designed with interlocking aluminum panels for complete, maintenance-free privacy.

FSI products are available by calling 888.739.6172 direct or by visiting online at or

Special pricing is available for a limited time on products ordered with the new Dakota Oak wood grain finish.


For More Information: Don Garrison

FSI Home Products, Inc.

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A Great Way to Expand Your Home's Living Space

Is what used to be your office now the baby's room? Have your desk and computer taken up residence in the formal living room? Are you running out of space to store your growing collection of stuff?

Now that summer is here, it's a great time to reassess how the space in your home is being used. And if you're looking for more creative ways to utilize the space you already have, look no further than the backyard deck - specifically underneath it.

 "Expanding a home's outdoor living space is a big trend, and so many newer homes have second or third level decks with space underneath that is basically lost. Utilizing this normally wasted space in the home is easier to do than you may think," says Don Garrison of LockDry Decking.

 While typical wood decks have gaps between the boards, providing no shelter from the elements for the area below, those that utilize a watertight aluminum decking system like the one offered by LockDry (, can create a beautifully finished and gapless deck that keeps the area under the deck dry, no matter what the weather. 

 Whether you need extra space for storage, a game room for the kids, a workshop or an entertainment room, the lower level is instantly transformed into usable space when you seal the deck above; and keeping the area dry isn't the only benefit aluminum decking offers over wood and composites.

 "Aluminum is the perfect material for decking," explains Garrison. "It is able to withstand the most extreme outdoor elements. It does not rust, rot, warp, or splinter. It will not freeze and crack. It does not contain any chemicals that will leach. It also weights less than half of wood decking and is much stronger."

 Installation is simple, and since the decking surface is watertight, no water penetrates to the deck framing, protecting the wooden structure, and your house, from moisture. Kits, which are available directly from LockDry, include trim for a professional, finished looking deck.

 Aluminum railing systems are also available to complete your deck. The various styles will complement just about any architectural style, from contemporary to traditional. Choose from cable, glass, picket and decorative styles. They are shipped in pre-assembled sections for easy installation.

 In addition, the decking is maintenance free, so you'll never have to replace a rotted, cracked or warped board again. You also won't have to spend a perfect summer day waterproofing, staining or painting the deck. All it takes is periodic cleaning to keep the deck looking great. The aluminum decking stays cool to the touch, has a textured, non-skid powder coat finish, and is available in four beautiful colors, so there's sure to be an option that complements the color scheme of your house.

 Once your deck is finished, there's no end to the ways you can decorate it. Add potted or hanging plants - the water runoff won't harm your aluminum deck like it would wood. Add a table with an umbrella and comfortable chairs, and you're set to enjoy the nice weather. The deck is also the perfect place for your grill, as most decks are built off the kitchen. Add some benches for extra seating, and you're ready to entertain.

Each LockDry decking system comes with a limited lifetime warranty. For more information, visit or call (888) 739-6172 to request a brochure and decking samples.

For More Information: Don Garrison

FSI Home Products, Inc.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. • Phone: 256.739.6172

Toll Free: 1.888.739.6172 • Fax: 1.888.739.6173