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Why Use Joist and Beam Flashing Tape When Building or Resurfacing a Deck

Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Categories: Decking & Railing

Your deck is only as good as its substructure. The fact is, new composite decking is designed to last a lifetime, with warranties of 25 years in many cases. But, research shows that the wood-framed deck substructure can begin to split, rot and decay in as little as 8-10 years.Moisture is a deck’s worst enemy. Applying a deck flashing tape shields the tops of joists, rim joists, ledger...

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How to Avoid Costly and Potentially Deadly Deck Collapses

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2018
Categories: Decking & Railing

It is estimated that there are over 20 million decks in the United States that are more than 15 years old. The average healthy life-span of a deck is estimated to be between 10 and 15 years.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an average of 33,000 people per year are injured because of the structural failure or collapse of a deck, porch, railing, or...

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