Jim Miller, president of Screw Products Inc., says the topic of deck safety is one best illustrated with a story of summer fun.
"It's what decks are for; outdoor gatherings, parties, and a chance for family and friends to have fun and be social outdoors," he says. "There's a lot of movement and fasteners, stairs, and railings can take a beating."
Decks that are built to code and undergo regular maintenance are designed to take those beatings,
but those that have fallen behind are susceptible to splits, separation from the building, and possible collapse. That's why May has been named Deck Safety Month® by the North American Deck and Railing Association, and why Miller, an active NADRA® member, and his company participate in
education and advocacy efforts centered on deck safety each year.