While every decking project differs and the requirement for certain maintenance products changes depending on preference, it is inevitable that a regular level of upkeep is required to retain the longevity of timber. What’s more – the added man hours and expense only increase as boards age, unlike composite decking – where the costs of cleaning the deck will remain consistent throughout their life.
To put it bluntly, costly maintenance is a must if you are to save your timber deck from the effects of weathering. And if you fail to do so then you are faced with the threat of your deck looking unsightly with excessive fading and algae growth and further down to the line, becoming a hazard to those who walk on it. That means time for a replacement, which is an inevitable costly exercise of removing the boards and the framework and reinstalling a new outdoor flooring solution. The issues of costly maintenance and the threat of replacement then become clear if you are to opt for a timber solution. Compare this to the costs of maintaining composite decking, then a decision is made easy, reinforcing the point that customers can reap the rewards of choosing the more modern solution over the traditional deck in the long run.