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Decks, Deck Safety, Archadeck St. Louis

Newly Constructed, Elevated Deck with Pergola, photo by Archadeck

In 2006, the month of May was designated by  NADRA — North American Deck and Railing Association — as Deck Safety Month in response to injuries resulting from older, unsafe decks that have collapsed.

Thus, ‘Deck Safety Month’ is a perfect reminder to schedule a professional deck safety inspection with a reputable contractor this Spring.

Statistically, there are over 40 million aging decks, 20 years old or older, across the United States.

Professionals in the building industry suggest having any deck over 7 years old checked for safety because with age, decks can become a hazard to people, particularly when the deck is raised, elevated or multi-tiered. Read the rest of this entry »

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The economy has left many homeowners delaying the inspection and repair of decks and other outdoor structures such as porches, gazebos and pergolas.  Take advantage of Archadeck’s new “Be Safer” campaign, offering tips for homeowners to ensure deck safety.

According to a press release by Archadeck, “As homeowners review their budgets for this year, many are considering where to spend money to maintain and update their homes.”  The local deck and outdoor living experts at Archadeck, serving St. Louis and St. Charles, are reminding homeowners to check their decks for safety concerns to prevent accidents. To ensure safety, particularly for decks that are older than 10 years, here are seven deck safety guidelines: Read the rest of this entry »

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