Outdoor Decks Need Protection, Too

By June 6, 2018Blog

According to the National Association of Home Builders, nearly a quarter of all new homes now include a deck. Beyond new construction, many homeowners choose to enhance their outdoor living space with the addition of a deck, making decking a multi-billion dollar industry.

Modern composite deck materials have been a game changer, providing an extended life for outdoor decking compared to traditional wood materials. However, the framing structure underneath most decks is still ordinary wood.

This wood is subject to moisture penetration and rot when not protected. Screw penetrations in beams and joists can create channels for moisture to seep into the wood. The decking surface may look fine, while the under structure quietly rots away!

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