Quakertown, PA – (May 1, 2023) With warmer weather and more time spent at home, NADRA is urging homeowners to prioritize deck safety and Check Your Deck® this May and beyond. The US has over 60 million decks, with 50 million being residential and 10 million commercial. An estimated 30 million of these decks have exceeded their useful life and are in need of repair or replacement.
NADRA is urging homeowners to “Check Your Deck ® “. Homeowners should verify their decks’ integrity to ensure user safety, as well as extend the deck’s lifespan, improve appearance, and increase livability.
Homeowners can access NADRA’s resources to Check Your Deck® by visiting NADRA.org, which includes the 10-Point Deck Safety Consumer Checklist. This resource offers a step-by-step guide for visually inspecting the deck for safety concerns such as corroding fasteners, decaying materials, loose railings, inadequate lighting, and more. Although not a substitute for a professional deck inspection, the checklist is a helpful tool to assist homeowners.
“Checking your Deck should be a top priority for every homeowner,” says Michael Beaudry, Executive Vice President of NADRA. “We encourage homeowners to take advantage of our resources and tools to ensure the safety and longevity of their decks. By doing so, they can help prevent accidents and injuries, and enjoy their outdoor space with peace of mind.”
Find an Inspector: NADRA offers Home Inspectors the NADRA Deck Inspection Certification Course, which certifies that the recipient has undergone training specific to conducting proper, thorough deck inspections and evaluations. Consumers can search for a certified inspector member in their area by browsing the NADRA’s “Search For A Qualified Member“ Directory.
Homeowners can search for qualified Deck Builders/Contractors/Remodelers: Find a Builder: NADRA deck builders adhere to a strict code of ethics and are required to submit proof of licensing and insurance as required by their state. Visit NADRA.org to access all of NADRA’s Deck Safety Month® resources.
The North American Decking and Railing Association is the voice of the decking industry, representing the interests of deck builders, inspectors, distributors and manufacturers alike. NADRA’s mission is to provide a unified source for the professional development, promotion, growth, and sustenance of the deck and railing building industry in North America so that members can exceed the expectations of their customers. www.NADRA.org
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