A new deck increases your property’s appeal, functionality and overall market value. Just make sure to work with a top-notch deck contractor so that you can achieve a beautiful, well-designed deck. However, apart from design, you should also pay attention to the safety of your deck.
Keep reading to learn more about the safety features that you should add to your new deck.
If your deck is built at least 30 inches from the ground, it should have railings. These railings are crucial in preventing accidental falls, so they should be at least three feet high. This height will also stop small animals from accessing your deck.
Proper sealing and coating protect your deck from structural damage. If you like walking barefoot on your deck, the addition of a sealant will also help you avoid receiving splinters that could lead to infection. Sealing and coating your deck also makes it easier to clean, helps prevent the growth of mold and bacteria, and prolongs your deck’s overall lifespan.
It’s great to look at your deck during the daytime. But in order to enjoy the space in the evening, too, you must have adequate lighting. Good deck lighting makes the entire area visible. It’s also important in preventing accidents. Consult your trusted deck contractor to find the best ways to use lighting on your deck. Furthermore, make sure your deck lighting is properly maintained. It shouldn’t be blocked by shrubs, and busted bulbs must be replaced immediately.
This board is attached to the house and provides the structural strength that will keep your deck sturdy for years to come. Use pressure-treated wood for the ledger board, and avoid brick, stone and concrete. Make sure the ledger boards are smooth, straight and properly aligned.
When it comes to deck construction and siding repair, you can’t go wrong with Twin Cities Siding Professionals. Call us at (651) 967-0873, or complete this contact form to request a free quote. We proudly serve clients in the Twin Cities – Minneapolis and St. Paul.