When you’re planning your new deck, safety features can sometimes take a back seat. Regardless of your current needs, adding the required features to your deck will increase the value of your outdoor living space in the long run. Fortunately, creating a lovely, safe environment outside is much easier than you might think. Continue reading to learn about some important safety features that every new deck should have!
It’s Vital to Have Slip Resistance
A change in the weather can turn your deck from safe to very slippery in a matter of seconds. Because traditional wooden or PVC decks can become slick in wet weather, choosing a slip-resistant decking board is a good idea when building your deck. We can assist you in determining the best decking materials to use in order to reduce slip resistance.
Make Closed-Off Areas
When you use your deck as a second living room or family room, keeping your children and pets safe can be a major concern. Gates are a simple addition to create safe spaces. Creating a gated area is a simple way to keep any small children safe while enjoying your new deck.
Lighting in the Deck Area
If you intend to use your deck in the evenings and at night, lighting features should be included in your new deck design. Light features could be incorporated into your railing with post caps, allowing you to create soft lighting to enjoy your deck space well into the evening. To help you avoid trips and slips, use step lights or scones to illuminate stair sets.
Getting a Handle on Your New Deck
Stairs can become a safety hazard whether they are dry or wet. Both stair treads and railings are important safety features to have on the stairs. Stair treads give each of your stairs a sense of contrast by creating visibility of the stair’s edge, all while reducing the risk of slips. This minor feature is extremely cost-effective and well worth the small outlay. A secondary handrail is an excellent feature for those who require a tighter grip while using the deck’s stairs. An extra set of handrails can protect you in the same way that a fence can. Consider installing one, as they’re an excellent choice for both commercial and residential sites.
Here at Alumiguard MFG, we aim to make the installation process as stress-free as possible. You will be working with certified and experienced staff that will handle your project from A to Z. We will sit together and decide everything related to the project, from the measurements, to design and locking systems. Our team of experts will arrive at your home at the designated time to perform the installation of your railings.