Deck Safety

Your deck is the perfect place to enjoy the warm weather with friends and loved ones — so make sure yours is safe.

Over 40 million decks in the United States are more than 20 years old, and these decks are often in need maintenance or repairs. It’s important for homeowners to check their deck to avoid problems. See video.

Lonza and the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) are dedicated to increasing public awareness of the necessity for regular inspection and maintenance of existing decks and proper installation of new decks.

A key element of enjoying your deck for years to come is making sure it is safe and code compliant. NADRA’s “10-Point Consumer Safety Checklist” is an efficient way to take a good look at the different parts of your deck, with an eye to what might need maintenance, repair or replacement. You may find this article helpful as well.