I don’t know about you, but I enjoy lounging on decks that don’t collapse.
If you are like me and also appreciate structural stability, you should really consider installing metal support hardware throughout your deck system.
For example, I recently came across a home in San Juan County with an exterior deck and stair system in need of metal post-to-base hardware installation for improved security. Some of the underlying support columns were very loose and, therefore, the deck was not necessarily considered stable.
Metal support hardware can help stabilize decks and stair systems and should always be used. The video below shows one example of how to install metal support hardware on a railing system while giving you an idea of why it’s so important. Thanks for watching!
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