Enhancing the Safety on your Deck

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A deck can significantly enhance the resale value of your home, as well as improve the overall curb appeal available. An important aspect to consider when dealing with this section is the issue of safety.

Some effective ways that Porch Builders can enhance the safety levels of your deck include:

Installing Staircase Deck Lighting

The stairs are one of the primary areas that represent a potential hazard, especially when dealing with poor visibility. Installing recessed lights along the sides is a great way to highlight the steps ensuring that individuals don’t trip when making their way in or out of the house. This addition also enhances the aesthetics of the area.

Addressing Loose Railing

All decks that are 30 inches above the ground are required to have railings in most regions. Ensuring these fixtures are properly installed and are a firm fit is another effective means of ensuring deck safety. Loose railing can be quite dangerous to unsuspecting individuals as they could fall over when leaning on an insecure section.

Scheduling Regular Inspection

The best way to ensure the safety of your deck is by hiring a professional to inspect the area to identify any weaknesses in the structure. A contractor is likely to catch something that an amateur might miss when looking to make improvements. If you would like to schedule a professional inspection, call us today! Dexksos, your top rated contractor!

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