With spring on the way, there’s no time like the present to make sure your outdoor spaces are in warm weather shape. Get ready for outdoor entertaining season by checking your deck! An annual deck inspection is easy to do, and it’s a great way to make sure everything is in proper condition.
Why You Should Get Your Deck Inspected Every Year
The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) has made it their mission to raise deck safety awareness among homeowners. Per their recommendations, here are a few things you can do to make sure your deck is sturdy and safe!
- Check your trees: First, make sure the trees around your home haven’t sustained any damage during the cold weather months. Damaged trees and limbs are a major safety hazard to your property and family alike. You’ll want to have them removed as soon as possible.
- Give it a knock: By knocking on your wooden deck, you’re able to check up on its structural integrity. Check different points on your deck, like boards, stairs, and support posts. Soft or spongy wood could be decaying.
- Clean it up: Over the fall and winter, your deck has likely accumulated leaves and debris. Check for mold and mildew as you sweep it away. Once your deck is clear, clean it with a solution designed for your deck’s materials.
- Call a pro: If you have any questions about your deck’s condition, or if you found anything suspicious during your inspection, it might be time for a professional evaluation. They’ll let you know for sure whether it’s safe or needs further attention.
Looking For A New Deck?
If it’s time to replace your deck, or if you’re looking to add one to your home, look no further than BNW Builders. We’re Central Virginia’s premier deck builders. Our expert craftsmen use nothing but the finest products to build a custom deck that will delight your friends and family for years to come. We can restore an aging deck to its original beauty, replace rickety decking with sturdy materials, and even create breezy screened porches. As a local company, we’re intimately acquainted with Central Virginia’s weather patterns, and you can rest assured that your deck can withstand anything the elements have in store.
It’s easy to see why homeowners across the greater Richmond area have turned to BNW Builders to turn their decks into a showpiece. Call us today to get started!