It’s May, which means it’s almost time for summer to hit full swing. May is also National Deck Safety Month – a friendly reminder to check your outdoor space. It is recommended to do this before it becomes the primary spot for BBQs, sunbathing, and family gatherings. Besides, safety shouldn’t take a backseat to fun!

Here’s the deal: tons of decks out there (around 30 million!) are getting a little old. Certainly, weather and normal wear and tear can weaken your deck’s structure and safety features. That’s why regular inspections and maintenance are crucial to avoid any nasty accidents.

Tru-Scapes teamed up with the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) to spread the word about deck safety and give you some helpful resources. In addition, we’re always happy to answer any questions you may have about deck lighting.

Why Deck Safety Matters

Think about it – your deck is like your outdoor living room. However, you wouldn’t want the roof caving in during a party, right? So it’s important to make sure everything is structurally sound and up to code. Furthermore, regular inspections can help you identify potential problems like loose boards, wobbly railings, or outdated features.

NADRA’s “Check Your Deck®” Campaign

NADRA‘s got your back with their “Check Your Deck®” campaign, encouraging homeowners to be proactive. They’ve got a treasure trove of resources for contractors and consumers on their website, including:

  • Inspection checklists: Easy guides to help you spot potential hazards yourself.
  • Inspector directory: Find qualified inspectors in your area for a thorough deck evaluation.
  • Deck builder directory: Connect with NADRA members who prioritize safety and follow strict standards.
Tru-Scapes Lighting: Lighting Up Safety

Beyond the structure, proper lighting plays a big role in deck safety. Think about it – dim lighting can create tripping hazards, hide potential dangers, and make navigating your deck after dark a risky business. That’s where Tru-Scapes Lighting comes in! We offer a wide range of outdoor lighting solutions. In fact, these are designed to enhance both safety and ambiance:

  • Deck post cap and puck lights: Light up the perimeter for clear visibility.
  • Stairway lights: Illuminate steps or risers for safe nighttime navigation.
  • Under-deck lighting: Illuminate dark areas under your deck and create a more usable space.

By strategically installing outdoor lighting, you can significantly improve deck safety and create a more enjoyable outdoor experience for everyone. In addition, it really does make your deck space look awesome!

Taking Action for Deck Safety

Here’s the bottom line:

  • Schedule an inspection: Work with homeowners to offer a visual inspection of their deck to identify potential problems and recommend any necessary repairs.
  • Perform regular maintenance: Remind homeowners to address minor issues like loose boards or damaged railings promptly.
  • Upgrade deck lighting: Invest in high-quality outdoor lighting solutions from Tru-Scapes to boost safety and create a more inviting atmosphere.
  • Stay informed: Check out resources from NADRA and Tru-Scapes to stay updated on deck safety and lighting best practices.

Therefore, by prioritizing deck safety, we can help ensure your outdoor spaces remain safe and enjoyable for everyone this summer.

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