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Archadeck of Chicagoland promotes deck safety

Deck safety is not something to be taken lightly. Not too long ago in 2003 was the deadliest porch collapse in American History. A Chicago party turned into a nightmare when a multi-story porch collapsed, killing 13 and injuring over 15. The month of May is Deck Safety Month® Every year, NADRA, the North American Deck, and Rail Association, raises awareness urging homeowners about the importance of checking their deck for potential safety concerns.

Deck Safety is the Number 1 Priority

In light of the 2003 tragedy, we urge all homeowners and contractors to make deck safety their top priority. Regular inspections, proper maintenance, and following building codes are crucial to preventing accidents and ensuring the safety of all who use your deck.

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Inspect your deck for potential areas of weakness

As the Chicagoland weather warms up and we spend more time outdoors enjoying our decks, inspect your deck for any signs of potential damage. Look for these common signs of deterioration: (consult a professional if you fear your deck is a safety risk)

Signs of potential damage on your deck

  • Rusty hardware
  • Rotten wood
  • Major splits
  • Leaning, shifting, or warping boards
  • Cracked boards
  • Uneven or unlevel stairs
  • Loose connections
  • Wobbly rails, boards, or pickets

deck safety with Archadeck

If your deck is past the point of a simple repair, talk with a professional who can help you evaluate your options. Archadeck of Chicagoland is a custom design & build company, we are typically the right company to call if you think your deck needs to be rebuilt or redecked as we aren’t set up for repair work.

Choosing the Right Deck Contractor

Deck safety starts with choosing the right contractor to design and build your deck. It’s important to question deck contractors regarding their skills, insurance, warranties, credibility, and processes to understand what kind of deck contractors they are. With over 30 years of experience designing and building decks, Archadeck of Chicagoland is your trusted deck contractor. With our unmatched warranties, licenses and insurance, positive reviews, and more, you can trust that your deck is safe when working with Archadeck.

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Searching for a company that’s been building custom Chicagoland decks and porches for decades? Choose Archadeck

Don’t trust your Palatine deck to just any local contractors. Archadeck has been building custom Chicagoland porches, decks, patios, and more since 2004. We want to earn your business. Call 847-496-4333 to schedule your complimentary deck design consultation.

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