With many homes across the Vancouver area, homeowners regularly enjoy spending time on an outdoor deck. Some homes are constructed on a very flat parcel of land, and the deck may be installed just inches above the ground. With most homes, however, the deck may be installed at an elevated height or on the roof, and this may be due to the contour of the land or so that the homeowner can take advantage of views from a higher elevation. When you have a deck that is elevated more than slightly above the ground, you may need to install exterior stairs for safety and functionality.
The Problem With Outdated Exterior Stairs
In most cases, elevated decks were installed with stairs to provide easy access to the yard from the deck. Stairs, however, can easily become damaged with regular use, and they may also get damaged from exposure to the elements. Everything from a few missing or cracked boards on the stairs to wood rot and warping can create safety hazards and can make the stairs an eyesore. The stairs may not be safe to use and may cause tripping or other safety issues. Even if the boards are simply splintered, they can be weakened and may cause splinters to get into bare feet. Clearly, there are a number of problems with outdated stairs, and the best solution is to invest in new exterior stairs.
How New Stairs Can Help
When you contact Arbutus Sundecks to construct new exterior stairs to lead to your deck, you will benefit in a number of ways. First, the exterior of the property can be improved from an aesthetic standpoint, and the property can take on a more well-maintained appearance. In addition, any issues associated with safety with the deck stairs can be addressed. The stairs can be widened, or the positioning can be changed to create a safer overall experience.
In addition, any weaknesses, splintering or other issues can also be addressed. This can promote safety on the property, and it can also decrease repair and maintenance needs going forward. You may even choose to use an upgraded material, such as vinyl, that does not require staining or sealing periodically.
Arbutus Sundecks is a trusted and dependable company that has been providing Vancouver residents with quality installation and repair services for almost two decades. When the time comes to install a new set of exterior stairs on your property or to replace an existing staircase, you can trust Arbutus Sundecks to provide you with friendly service and quality craftsmanship. Call us today to request an appointment to learn more about the installation process and to request a competitive quote for your stair project.