Is my Porch Safe?

Porch Safety

Lumber 1 advises homeowners, condominium owners and apartment dwellers to visually inspect porches, balconies, elevated-free standing decks and similar structures at least twice a year for safety. Residents should check for the following signs of an aging porch:

  • Split wood, rotting wood, loose or missing nails or screws
  • Loose or missing anchors where the porch attaches to a house or building
  • Missing, damaged or loose support beams and planking
  • Loose handrails or guardrails

How long will the construction take?

The entire process takes anywhere from 4-6 weeks. Once construction begins and depending on the size of the project, actual construction typically takes 1-2 weeks.


What kind of Lumber is used?

Lumber 1 uses Premium Grade Southern Pine Treated Lumber.

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