Your family’s safety and security should always come first. To avoid dangers, make sure your entire house is well-equipped with the appropriate safety precautions. This includes your deck, which can be a hotspot for injuries and accidents because of the outdoor space. Here are the critical safety features that every deck should have.
Water damage and other dangerous elements may have made your deck unsafe. To avoid it from deteriorating, make sure you maintain your deck regularly. The following deck safety elements will help to keep your deck space as safe as possible.
For high decks, railings are a must-have. It acts as a safety barrier to keep people from falling through the railing and onto the space below. If your deck is on a flat surface, you can get away with not installing railings. When a deck is 30 inches or more in height, the railings should be at least 3 feet high or around waist-level for a typical person. Deck companies can guide you with the appropriate height of railing for deck protection.
Decks are usually made of cedar or redwood. Composite decking comprised of wood fiber, plastic and binding agents has recently gained popularity. A variety of reasons demand a thorough sealant to be used on the wood. First, it helps prevent structural damage and extends the life of the wood. More importantly, wood sealants allow you and your guests to go barefoot on your deck. Sealants keep wood splinters from causing sores and infections. A seal-coated deck is also easy to clean and impervious to bacteria.
Not all decks require flashing. Consider flashing if your area is rainy most of the year and prone to flooding. Flashing will keep the water on the ground. Water damage may cause problems on your deck.
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