Get your Deck in Shape and Make it Safe

If you have a deck or a porch, you want to make sure you take good care of it and keep it in good shape and safe to use. That means inspecting it frequently, and making repairs as needed. Checking railings and boards on the deck and the stairs is important, and you should also look for any areas where there is water pooling and/or damage – especially if that’s where the deck meets the house. That can mean structural weakening, which you want to get corrected right away.

You should also pressure wash your deck to get rid of any mold or moss that might be accumulating on it. Not only do they look unsightly, but they can also be very slippery. Resealing your deck is important, as well. The wear and tear it gets from being used and from the elements can make it rough and can cause a splintering risk. Sealing will help you avoid that, and will also protect against the weather. Also make sure your deck is added to your insurance policy, to protect you financially if the structure is lost.

For more information on decks and homeowners insurance in the Phoenix, AZ area, contact American Premier Insurance today.