Features That a Deck Must Have for Safety


A new deck is a great option if you want to expand your property, extend your living space outside and increase your home’s value. However, there are some things you should take into consideration when adding on this feature. Ensuring it’s accessible is paramount, especially if you have kids or elderly or disabled family members. In this post, your exterior remodeling contractor shares some pointers that are important to remember.

Deck Safety

  • Sealants. Sealing or coating your deck is essential to preventing damage to the structure. In addition, since it’s common for residents to walk barefoot on the deck, this will help prevent splinters. It will also make it easier to clean and maintain the deck, since it will be less likely to break down due to extreme weather.

  • Railings. Railings provide a safety barrier for kids and pets alike. They also prevent guests from falling off the deck to the ground below. 

  • Ledger board. This feature provides the structural strength that decking needs to remain solid and sturdy for many years to come. The boards must be smooth and perfectly aligned before the installation. 

  • High-quality materials. Although this applies to all materials, it’s especially important to have high-quality wood. Never forget that rot and termites are wood’s worst enemies. One tip would be to purchase traditional yet reliable types of wood, like redwood or cedar. 

Based in Tumwater, WA, the team at Eagle Creek Siding, LLC has been helping local and regional builders with their window replacement needs for the past 35 years. We provide the largest group of trained personnel, installers and equipment in the area for your siding needs. We bring quality products at competitive prices and the expertise to get the job done right. Call us today at (360) 226-6970 or get a hold of us here to get the quality you deserve and dependability you can count on.

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