Stay informed and stay safe.


Stay Safe and check your deck each season prior to use. Click here to download your FREE 10 Point Checklist from NADRA.


Educate, Inspect…Correct. Stay informed and keep your clients safe. Click here to download the NADRA Deck Evaluation Checklist.


Practice safe measures when hiring a contractor. This FREE helpful guide will guide you to “Get It In Writing” before you begin.

Deck Safety is Everyone’s Business! 

NADRA’s Deck Safety Campaign creates an opportunity to: Educate. Inspect. Correct; ultimately, helping to prevent injuries and bringing an awareness to the importance of regular deck inspections.

“Your roof has a life expectancy. Your windows have a life expectancy. What about your deck?” Says Michael Beaudry, executive vice president of NADRA. “Consider the snowfall accumulations from just this past year. These heavy loads cause additional stress on outdoor structures and create a need to evaluate. It’s time to Check Your Deck®!”

Each year, NADRA raises awareness about the importance of checking your deck through a national deck safety campaign. Regal ideas is a proud member of NADRA and supports the asssociations initiatives. Check out Nadra.org for a full list of members, builder, remodelers and inspectors.

Check Your Deck!

Information in this section is from the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA). NADRA is made up of deck builders, inspectors, manufacturers, dealers/ distributors, lumberyards, wholesalers, retailers, and service providers to the deck and railing industry. NADRA serves as a trade association with an emphasis on safe building practices, and deck safety.


The average life of a deck is between 10-20yrs if installed properly using the correct procedures, fasteners and hardware. Early failure results from poor construction and poor installation of components.
Don’t let this happen to you. Click below and download the FREE Deck Inspection Checklist.

Inspect Your Deck Each Season!

Keep you and your family safe, check your deck prior to using it each season. Learn to see the signs of wear and product failures. Use the following as a guide to help you during your seasonal inspection.  If you notice any of the following, please contact your local deck inspector for a proper evaluation. (Click to enlarge image)

10 Point Checklist

A deck is a wonderful place to unwind and entertain. Each season you MUST check your deck before using it with your family. Before beginning work, check to see if any building codes apply to your work and if permits or inspections are required. If you can’t access parts of your deck or don’t feel comfortable doing the inspection yourself, contact a professional deck builder. The steps below describe some basic areas of inspection. For a complete check of your deck, have it inspected by a professional. 

Deck Evaluation

This detailed evaluation will help assess your deck and help identify any areas of concern. This checklist is meant to assist in the evaluation of the deck. It is always recommended that a professional inspector be called to assess the deck structure.

Ensure that you take the time to research the companies you are asking to perform a deck safety inspection. These evaluations take time and require proper training.

10 Must Check Areas:

The steps below describe some basic areas of inspection. For a complete check of your deck, have it inspected by a professional. 



"Something just did not feel right on our deck so I called our local DeckStar, and upon his inspection, we quickl were told to stay off the deck until proper repairs were made. Kevin, quickly responded to our needs, and kept us safe from a tragedy that was waiting to happen. Thank you Kevin, and thank you DeckStars."

David W, Woodbridge ON

"We decided to hire a tradesman from Kijiji only to be left with half a railing system and a deck that was not built to code. We reached out to DeckStars and the local rep came out the next day and assessed the deck. He quickly called the manufacturer, got us the right parts and connected us with a certified installer. Service like this is hard to find. We finally have our dream deck. Thank you DeckStars!"

Julie L, Ottawa ON