May is National Deck Safety Month!
And with Memorial Day and barbecue season just around the corner, it’s time to take a closer look at the place where you’ll host all your outdoor gatherings. According to the North American Deck and Railing Association, there’s been an increase in the number of decks that have collapsed, fallen apart, or otherwise failed.
In most cases, simple upkeep could have prevented these incidents, which tend to happen when decks are crowded with people. Make sure to do an annual inspection and repair any problems before inviting friends and family over.
Some things to look for:[list-ul type=”circle”] [li-row]Check for split or decaying wood. Inspect cracks with a flathead screwdriver; if you can insert it more than ¼ inch into any cracks, or if the wood feels spongy or breaks off without splintering, this could indicate rot.[/li-row] [li-row]Loose railings – firmly grasp and test railing system to make sure they’re secure.[/li-row] [li-row]Loose connections between posts and the deck’s beams.[/li-row] [/list-ul]
If an annual inspection isn’t something you look forward to doing every year or if it’s time for a new deck all together, we can help! New York Sash composite and vinyl decking offers homeowners sustained beauty without ever needing to stain or paint. Our decking is offered in a wide range of colors ranging from solid colors with natural looking wood grain embossed patterns to tropical colors with exotic hardwood tones and grain patterns. Get the look of wood without the hassle!
Plus, coming up on Saturday, May 18th is our Celebration Sale from 10am-2pm at our Idea & Design Center! All our products will be 25% off for this ONE DAY ONLY – including decking!
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