No matter the season, your deck is one of the most important structures your home has to offer. Whether you are grilling on the patio during the summer, lounging on its furniture while roasting s’mores in the fall, or watching icicles form on it in winter, you need to make sure your deck is protected and performing in peak condition all year long. One of the best ways to care for your deck is to protect it with joist tape.
It’s simply a fact that as decks age, they warp, crack, and lose some of their structural integrity. As this happens, your deck can weaken, making it and the activities you hold on it unsafe and even dangerous. While you can’t slow time to stop this aging process, you can install joist tape to problem areas on your deck to help add decades onto its lifespan.
By installing joist tape evenly across cracked, warped, and aging sections of your deck, you will help reinforce any weak areas, helping the original strength of the structure to stay in place for longer. Joist tape helps to not only lock in stability, but will also halt the decaying process in its tracks by sealing any holes in the wood, and preventing water and mildew from settling and growing. By stopping rot before it starts, you could add another 20 to 30 years to your structure’s life, protecting both it and your family from the dangers of a dated deck.
Joist tape, like Grace Vycor Deck Protector sold at McCray Lumber and Millwork, can even be installed on new structures as they are built. When incorporated in the construction process, joist tape will help reinforce the structure from the start, and give you a deck you can be confident in for a lifetime.
To learn more about protecting your deck with joist tape, visit McCray Lumber and Millwork today.