Determining whether you should purchase steel or aluminum rink dasher boards really boils down to the following questions:
1. Is the facility a multi-use facility where the rink dasher boards frequently come up and down?
2. What type of use will the dasher board system get or how many hours a day?
3. Do you have the resources and/or how easy is it for your rink personnel to make repairs on site?
4. What is the life expectancy the facility is expecting out of a set of rink dasher boards?