As spring approaches, our thoughts turn to sprucing up the yard, the garden and spending more time outdoors. Part of gearing up for this time of year is making sure your deck is safe and well-maintained.|
A deck can be the perfect place to spend time enjoying the weather with friends and family. A well-built and maintained deck offers a safe haven for outdoor living. However, an improperly built or deteriorated structure can mean disaster. A deck collapse can cause unnecessary, and often serious injuries. In an effort to save lives and prevent injuries, the North American Deck and Railing Association, Inc. (NADRA) declared May as Deck Safety Month in 2006. Now in its third year, the Deck Safety Month program helps increase public awareness of the necessity for regular inspection and maintenance of existing decks and proper installation of new decks.
A key element of enjoying your deck for years to come is making sure it is safe and code compliant. As a starting point, read this Deck Safety Checklist. Use the Contact Us link above to arrange for one of our qualified deck inspectors to inspect your deck and provide a report of their findings.