As spring arrives, there’s no better place to enjoy the warm weather than on a beautiful deck, but it’s important to put safety first. May is NADRA’s Deck Safety Month, and industry experts from MoistureShield and NADRA recommend homeowners Check Your Deck prior to planning spring activities to ensure the safety of friends and family.
NADRA estimates that 25 million decks in the U.S. need repair or replacement. NADRA and MoistureShield encourage homeowners to examine their decks for sagging, racking, or unsecured boards that may indicate loose fasteners or deck instability. Additionally, checking the gap for widening between the ledger and joist may offer evidence of loose bolts.
“As homeowners enjoy the benefits and splinter-free comfort of their composite decks, we want to encourage them to check for any damage or deterioration from the winter months before the outdoor season gets into full swing,” says Joey Peters, senior brand manager-composites, MoistureShield.
Along with wood-like looks and no splinter hazards, MoistureShield decking and railing helps create decks by offering a selection of composite deck and rail products. Innovative CoolDeck technology in select product lines by MoistureShield reduces heat absorption up to 35 percent compared to conventional capped composites and is a solution for decks or docks in direct sunlight. CoolDeck gives family, friends and pets the freedom to enjoy the deck at a reduced surface temperature. Unlike wood or other composites, MoistureShield decking becomes less slippery when wet, offering traction regardless of weather or proximity to water.
MoistureShield is also stain, rot, and insect resistant and contains none of the chemicals found in treated lumber. Available in grooved and non-grooved boards, MoistureShield allows customers to choose their preferred fastener for a fastener-free surface, reducing injury from raised or sun-heated screws. For their capped products, their DiamondDefense coating offers a barrier of stain and scratch protection. MoistureShield decking has the looks and workability of wood, providing owners with a no-compromise solution to all their decking needs. Learn more here.