Fall is here and with it many flying insects such as bees, wasps, ants, etc are making a much anticipated exit. Although this is a great relief for deck owners, there are other pests that remain throughout the fall in particular. These menaces include squirrels, chipmunks, possums, raccoons, etc. As Colonia, NJ deck builders we have seen the structural damage that these critters can cause. They do this damage by gnawing on wood, tearing up feeders, burrowing beneath your deck etc. And although it is part of our job to repair damage that is done to your deck by insects, larger critters and the simple passage of time, we believe in the old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Therefore, our West Windsor NJ deck builders offer you the following tips for animal proofing your deck.
Preventing Slips and Falls on Your Deck
Everyone knows that pool decks are slippery by nature. However, other kinds of outdoor decks can be just as slippery especially as the summer wanes and fall and winter are in the offing. The sun and warmth of summer dries decks to a degree, while the wetter and colder winter weather brings back a certain lethal slipperiness to these outdoor spaces. During the time when decks become more hazardous due to these conditions, responsible deck owners begin to look for ways to lessen the chances that they and their guests or families will become the victim of slip and falls. Here are some ways we recommend keeping the visitors to your deck safe this fall and winter.
Adding a new deck to your home is a considerable expenditure of money and time not to mention the fact that by doing so you will be entering into a rather important relationship with the contractor. For this reason, we want to make sure that potential customers know how to choose the right contractor for their individual needs. Here are some tips for choosing the best deck builder for your project.