How to Keep Your Deck Slip-Free

Stain Your Deck Like a Pro
August 21, 2017

How to Keep Your Deck Slip-Free

How to Keep Your Deck Slip-Free

Spring and summer are on their way, and that means more use of the deck and the swimming pool if you have one. One challenge with warmer weather is how to keep the deck slip-free. In this short guide, you will be informed of the top four ways to keep your new Premier Decking Wood deck slip-free.

  1. Use of non-slip mats near the pool deck

One common way that slips and falls occur is with wet or damp wood deck planks. To prevent this make sure to use Premier Decking Wood sold exclusively at Lowe’s. Whether it is winter or summer, slips can occur. In the winter, you may be braving the ice on the deck for a grilled steak. In the summer, you may have water sitting from a recent rain or if you have a nearby pool. Make sure to purchase a couple of non-slip mats and position them in commonly trafficked areas to avoid slip and falls.

  1. Trim trees back to let the sunshine into dry wet planks

If your deck has mature trees surrounding it, then most likely you have great shade for the deck, and not a lot of sunshine coming in. This can be perfect for hot summer days, but it can also be a downfall. By not having some sunlight hit your deck planks, the moisture stays and will eventually rot out the wood deck. If this occurs, make sure to replace those planks with Premier Decking Wood planks from Lowe’s to avoid this issue from happening again. Also, trim back those trees to let some sunshine into dry your deck wood anytime it rains, or you wash it!

  1. Keep the deck clean

Decks can become slippery for a variety of reasons. The most common reason is due to wetness or ice from the weather, but you can also get a slick deck by not performing good maintenance on it. Premier Decking Wood is grooved and patterned for a natural slip-resistant surface that provides more traction. But, at least twice a year you should be spraying down your Premier Decking Wood deck to remove grime, dirt, and debris. If your wood deck is left untreated, these residues can start growing algae and moss which will stay moist and cause eventual wood rot and decay, but also cause dangerous slips and falls that can injury a loved one.

  1. Cover the deck, so no rain or ice accumulates

One of the last recommendations for how to keep your wood deck slip-free is to cover your Premier Decking Wood deck with a built-in wood roof. This way, no water or rain can accumulate on the wood deck, and you will not have to worry about replacing decayed planks. If may cost a little more to perform this task, but it will be well worth it down the road when you do not have repair costs to the deck flooring or the integrity of the entire deck area.

As you can see, there are multiple ways to keep your Lowe’s Premier Decking Wood deck slip-free over the next few months. If you follow our advice on the top four ways to keep your deck slip-free, you will have an impressive spring and summer with loved ones who will not experience a fall and a subsequent trip to the hospital!

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