The leaves in New England are starting to change, the nights are cool and crisp and the days are getting shorter. New Englanders love this time of year, but it also signals the end of baseball, summer barbecues, and hanging out with friends and family on the deck. By the end of October it’ll be time to trade in the gas grill for the snow blower and bring in the outdoor furniture. Many use the last waning warm days of Fall to rake up the leaves, and clean up the yard including the deck. So, we take this time to ask “Is your deck still safe and will it still be safe next spring?” Why? Your deck is about to weather a cold, rainy and snowy winter that will take its toll on your deck. But often as spring returns, we resume our activities on the deck and most people take it for granted that the deck is still safe and solid….until it’s not. Read More