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Waterproofing Your Stairs

Jenn Tolson
May 11, 2018

When it comes to your outdoor deck, you probably have already heard about the importance of getting it waterproofed. There are many benefits of getting a deck waterproofed such as preventing water damage, checking up the look of your deck, and saving money down the line. However, what about waterproofing your stairs? It’s certainly something that is not talked about as much though it is still just as important. Read on to find out benefits of getting your stairs waterproofed as well.

For starters, waterproofing your stairs increases the safety of your home. After prolonged exposure to water, cracks and splits are likely to occur on your steps. These splits cause portions of the wood to lift, which make a perfect trip hazard. Additionally, when stairs are uncoated, they tend to be more slippery when wet. If someone is going up or down the stairs in a hurry, they are more likely to slip or trip on the cracked wood. Therefore, getting stairs waterproofed add protection from damage that comes from the environment such as rain and even UV rays. Added protection also helps to keep the value of your home from dropping.

An added bonus when you get your staircase waterproofed is that you can essentially give your whole outdoor staircase a makeover. You can select a number of different shades and color blends that either match your current home decor or add a splash of color to your property. Colors range from browns and orange hues to grays, blues and greens. Adding something different than the usual concrete can not only add value to your property, but it can completely change the entire look of your backyard and home. Finally, another reason to consider getting your stairs waterproofed as well as your deck is the price. When you invest in waterproofing your stairs now, it will certainly save you money in the long run. This is because getting your stairs waterproofed will keep it from needing to be replaced and will prevent costly repairs. These are just some of the reasons you should consider getting your stairs waterproofed as well.