Nature at its best, we can’t beat Mother Nature. She provides us with both the perfect product and colour in the form of beautiful timber decking. We can utilize her natural beauty in every part of our world, from cars to homes.
We all dream about standing on our timber decking overlooking the ocean or a beautiful mountain range. Timber decking is both warm and luxurious, and it will always have a place in our hearts. Timber Construction can help you achieve that vision for your home.
Pros of Timber Decking
- It’s the real deal.
- Smells good
- Looks natural because it is
- There are so many types of timber from softwood to hardwood.
- There are so many colours to choose from.
- There will be a solid Timber that will fall into your budget, even if it’s a Pine deck.
Cons of Timber Decking
- High maintenance product, even the hardwoods.
- Boards can splinter and crack.
- Boards may dry out and fade.
- They can twist, break, or rot.
- Need constant attention.
- Need to be sanded and oiled a minimum of 3 times a year.
- Maintenance costs both time and money.
- Maintaining a timber deck correctly for 3 years will cost the same or more than installing a composite deck from the start. The problem is you need to continue paying to maintain the timber deck for the year to come.
- If you do install a Timber deck and you don’t maintain it or once you are fed up with maintaining it over the years and you change to Composite, you would have thrown away good money.
- Timber decking will last between 2 to 7 years.
- Poorly maintained timber decking will devalue your property dramatically.
- Replacing timber decking boards is extremely visible as the new timber will always be a different colour for years.
Cleaning and Caring for Timber Decks
- Sweep the deck as you would a normal patio.
- If there are any marks on the deck, hose the deck down with a high-pressure hose or hose the deck and sweep with a hard bristle broom.
- If there is a stubborn mark, lightly sand the area with 100 grit sandpaper. There will be a slight colour change for a few days before it blends back.
- Oil the deck at least twice a year, once before the wet season and once after the wet season.
- I would personally advise you to oil the deck three to four times a year.