Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means one thing. Winter is coming. The holiday season is upon us and homeowners everywhere are decking their homes with colorful lights and beautiful decorations. But maybe it is time to stop decking your home and start thinking about your home decking.
With winter right around the corner, homeowners should turn their attention to their decks. Why? Well, the average lifespan of a pressure treated wood deck is somewhere between 10 to 15 years. And that is with regular preventive maintenance: timely repairs, staining, etc. If your deck is getting up there in age, it may be time to consider replacement decking, especially with a cold, snowy winter on the way.
According to the Farmer’s Almanac, as well as climate experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, we are in for another harsh winter here in Frederick, Maryland. And local meteorologists agree. Former TV meteorologist Justin Berk is calling for 30 inches of snow at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). That is 10-12 inches more than the annual average. WMAR-TV meteorologist Mike Masco, meanwhile, is predicting a winter “just as rough if not worse” than last years, with 28 to 35 inches of snowfall in Baltimore City, with as much as 50 inches in northern and western counties. And the added weight of all this snow could be enough to send your deck crashing down, especially when you consider that only about 40% of all decks are completely safe, according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.
According to a study performed and published by Morse Technologies Inc., USA., the majority of deck collapses between 2000 and 2006 occurred while the decks were occupied or under a heavy snow load.
Maybe it is time to consider replacing that old wood deck with a new Trex Composite Deck. Trex is the world’s No. 1 decking brand and the largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking products. Benefits of a Trex composite deck include:
- Fade, stain, scratch and mold resistant
- Very low maintenance
- Incredibly durable
- Natural wood grain finish and rich color
- And More!
Trex Composite Deck Builder in Frederick
Albaugh & Sons is proud to be a Trex Composite Deck Builder. We have more than 10 years of experience in the deck-building field and can easily make your decking dreams a reality. And no matter which type of decking you choose, whether a Trex composite deck or a beautiful hardwood deck, we guarantee all of our work, providing you with a peace of mind that is second to none in the home improvement industry.
Contact Albaugh & Sons today for a FREE estimate.
The estimate you receive for your deck is not only competitive; it is extremely accurate.
Looking for a Trex Composite Deck Builder in Frederick? You’ve found them! Please contact Albaugh & Sons at 301-964-9379 or fill out the contact form found on our website. We are based in Frederick, Maryland and service all of Frederick County and parts of Washington and Carroll counties.