According to the NAHB tabulation of data from the Survey of Construction in 2017, 23.8% of single-family homes in the US have decks. This figure has increased over the years. Decks play an important role in adding more functionality to the home. It extended the living space of the house, providing more area for the family to entertain their guests or just for themselves. To be able to enjoy the benefits that your deck has to offer, it is also important to establish routine maintenance to keep it in top condition.
Your deck is one of the favorite places in your home for outdoor entertainment, a barbecue party with family and friends, or just a comfortable space to relax and enjoy the weather. The wooden materials used in your deck are durable and of high quality but aren’t designed to last a lifetime. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a wooden deck can last for as long as 20 years. But with the constant changes of weather, not to mention the freezing cold winter season and scorching summer heat, the time will come when it’ll eventually show signs of damage.