Keeping your deck safe doesn’t just involve preventing slips–if it’s not structurally sound, it may be at risk of possibly collapsing. However, while we’re talking about slips, you need to consider the stability of your railings specifically. Despite your best efforts to salt and shovel your deck, slips as a result of snow and ice may be unavoidable at times–but grabbing onto a railing can keep you from tumbling down.
This, of course, only works if your railings aren’t at risk of coming down with you. If you feel that your railings are not safe time to call a professional to replace and stabilize preventing a serious injury to a loved one or the mail carrier. Other preventable measures pre- season are to lay down some grip strips on your deck or stairs . They have ones that are available that stick and others that are screwed or nailed down. These are great for heavy traffic areas where safety is an issue.Being safe and using the right tools and products can help our decks last longer and our loved ones safer.