Archadeck Outdoor Living Announces New Deck Safety Video as Part of National and Local Deck Safety Awareness Campaigns

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Archadeck Outdoor Living, North America’s leading designer and builder of outdoor living spaces and structures announced the availability of a new video that introduces the BE SAFER acronym the company developed to help educate consumers on seven critical steps they can take to ensure the safety of a decking structure.

Archadeck Outdoor Living

Archadeck Outdoor Living

With over 40 million decks in the United States twenty years or older and deck collapse accidents on the rise, we felt it was important to use our experience to help educate consumers on deck safety. -Jody Wetherill

Archadeck Outdoor Living, a company recognized as North America’s largest deck and porch builder, recently announced the availability of a new video promoting deck safety and their BE SAFER acronym.

Established in 1980, Archadeck has built more than 100,000 outdoor living projects across the country with deck design and building being one of the company’s most popular project categories. “As the outdoor living trend continues to rise, so has the importance of deck safety,” explained Mike Reeder, Vice President and Brand Leader of Archadeck Outdoor Living. “We often find ourselves consulting with our clients on new additions to their outdoor living spaces only to find their existing decks and structures in poor and unsafe conditions.”

“With over 40 million decks in the United States twenty years or older and deck collapse accidents on the rise, we felt it was important to use our experience in the industry to establish a simple way to help educate consumers on not only the importance of deck safety, but the ongoing steps they can take to ensure it’s structurally sound and safe,” explained Jody Wetherill, Brand Marketing Manager for Archadeck.

The BE SAFER campaign promotes the importance of conducting a yearly deck safety inspection. The acronym ties into each area that should be examined and evaluated as part of a thorough deck safety inspection. The 7-step BE SAFER deck safety evaluation includes inspecting:

  •     Boards
  •     Every Connection
  •     Structure
  •     Attachment
  •     Foundation and Footings
  •     Exits
  •     Rails

“The production of the Deck Safety video brings to life these seven steps,” stated Ms. Wetherill who also hosts the series. The video presents a real life walk-through of the BE SAFER checkpoints and was shot at an Archadeck client’s property.

Archadeck Outdoor Living prides itself on providing quality and craftsmanship with decks built 40-60% safer than local building codes require. In addition to the Deck Safety video, a detailed explanation of the BE SAFER deck safety checklist can be found on the company’s website at

Archadeck Outdoor Living is North America’s largest builder of custom-designed and built decks, screened porches, sunrooms, outdoor living rooms, outdoor kitchens and outdoor living structures. Qualified Remodeler and Remodeler Magazine consistently rank Archadeck at the top of their respective annual “Best” lists. Archadeck projects have graced the covers of Gardens, Decks and Patios and Decks & Backyard Projects. The company has been featured in articles in This Old House, Smart Money, Coastal Living, Better Homes & Gardens and Gardening & Deck Design, as well as on HGTV. Additional information can be viewed at

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