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Safety Features for Your New Deck

Safety Features for Your New Deck eastern shore porch and patio

Read on to learn about some essential safety features that every new deck should have!

Safety can sometimes take a backseat while planning your new deck. However, regardless of your current needs, adding the required safety features to your deck will add long-term equity to your outdoor living area. Fortunately, creating a wonderful, safe space outside is much easier than you might think. Read on to learn about some essential safety features that every new deck should have!

Stay Safe with Slip Resistance

A turn in the weather could cause your deck to go from safe to quite slippery in a second. Typical wooden or PVC decks become slicked with wet weather conditions, so picking a slip-resistant decking board is a good idea when planning on building your deck. Eastern Shore Porch and Patio can help you discover the right type of vinyl decking materials to use for less slip resistance.

Install a Gate to Keep Pets and Kids Safe

Keeping kids and pets safe is a serious safety concern when you use your deck as a secondary living area or family room. Gates are an easy add-on to create safe spaces. Creating a closed-off space is an easy way to keep any little ones safe while enjoying your new deck.

Use Outdoor Lighting to Illuminate the Deck

If you plan to use your deck during the evening and nighttime, adding lighting features to your new deck build is necessary. Light features could be integrated into your railing with post caps, allowing you to create soft lighting to enjoy your deck space into the night. Step lights or scones illuminate stair sets to help you mitigate potential trips and slips.

Install Stair Treads and Handrails

Stairs might become a safety hazard, whether dry or wet. Key safety features of the stairs should include both stair treads and railings. Stair treads give a sense of contrast, with bullnose edging to each of your stairs, all while minimizing possible slips by creating visibility of your stair’s edge. This minor feature is quite cost-effective and well worth the small investment. A secondary handrail feature is a wonderful feature for those who might need a tight grip while using the deck’s stairs. Much like how a fence protects you, an extra set of handrails can do the same. Consider installing one, as they’re an excellent choice for both commercial and residential sites.

No home is complete without a deck to enjoy gorgeous spring mornings and brisk fall nights with friends and family on. Eastern Shore Porch & Patio is the preferred deck installation company of Delmarva thanks to our commitment to customer service, competitive pricing, and quality products.

Trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio

When you embark on your next project for your property, trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio to help. We service Bethany Beach, Ocean City, Lewes, Salisbury, and the Delmarva area. You can request a quote today! If you have questions or concerns, call us at 302-436-9520 or send us an email at For updates and ideas, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Youtube.

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