Decks are a stylish way to extend your outdoor spaces and will significantly add to the value of your home. One important aspect to give serious thought to as you plan to make a reality of your decking project is the kind of material to use. Apart from aluminium, concrete and composite materials, timber is the other commonly used material in deck construction.
With timber decking, you have several options, one of which is pressure-treated wood. Here are some of the benefits you can look forward to if you select pressure-treated lumber for your timber decking application
1. Highly Rot And Decay-Resistant
Part of the pressure treatment involves the use of biocides that protects the wood against attack by fungi, bacteria and pests, all of which contribute to premature rotting and decay. This protection means that your timber deck will retain its structural integrity and look good for a long time to come.
Additionally, your timber decking will be exposed to the elements on the regular, and it helps that the pressure-treated wood is resistant to moisture. Exposure to moisture will leave untreated wood soft and very vulnerable to attacks by pests as well as fungal growth.
2. An Affordable Choice
Using pressure treated wood for your timber decking will allow you to stay within budget. The lumber is generally not nearly as expensive as exotic hardwood. It also cannot compare to the price of other decking materials such as concrete. Again, because of the ease of installation, the total cost you can expect from using pressure treated wood is quite budget-friendly.
The real savings and affordability of using pressure treated wood for your timber decking ultimately lie in comparing the initial cost against the value that the wood adds in the long-run.
3. Durable And Long-Lasting
Because of the added protection against bacteria, fungi and more, pressure treated wood is very durable and will outlast natural untreated wood. Additionally, the chemicals injected into the wood give it more strength, making it an excellent choice for timber decks that are subject to a lot of foot traffic.
4. Fire-Retardant Properties
Along with the preservatives that make the wood resistant to fungi and pesticides, the pressure treatment may also include injecting fire-retardant chemicals into the wood. As a result, you have timber decking that is highly fire-resistant, which will prevent the spread of flames during a fire, keeping both you and your property safe.
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