Each year, an average of 7700 people go to hospital emergency departments after a structural failure of a deck, porch or balcony, or failure of some component of these types of structures. Exterior deck structures are exposed to weather and the environment at all times and, depending on exposure, the useful life of decks can vary widely from 10 to 20 years.
If decks, porches and balconies are not maintained properly, they can fail suddenly and catastrophically. Add to this, the common fact that many, if not most, decks are not built properly. This leads to a high probability that a deck structural failure could occur.
Western Reserve Home Inspection can help you determine whether your exterior deck, porch or balcony is safe for use or will need replacement or repair. We are certified in deck inspection by the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA).