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Decking that’s resistant to the effects of weathering.

The reality for a lot of timber decking owners is that when the sun shines and the garden comes to life – the deck area often does the opposite. An issue that plagues most timber decking boards is fading from the effects of weather: mainly from UV rays and the rain. The natural oils and pigments within timber decking react with both the rain and UV to drain them of their colour, resulting in a dull tone that can leave timber decks looking tired and run down. The effects of this process are so prominent with timber that not even regular and thorough staining can halt the inevitable reaction from occurring.

NeoTimber’s fade resistant decking provides reassurance that repeated summers of sunshine won’t damage and effect the look and finish of the boards. Because we finely balance the material composition of our boards with just the right level of UV inhibitors, they outperform timber alternatives when it comes to fade resistance. That being said, the level of fade resistance does vary between our ranges, and below we outline the core differences…

Our Capped Composite Weather Resistant Decking

A major benefit of our capped composite weather resistant decking boards (the Advanced and Deluxe ranges) is their ability to remain highly fade resistant throughout their entire lifetime.

Equipped with an ultra protective polymer shell that is incredibly resistant to the effects of weathering, this board is designed to protect the oils and pigments in the core of the deck board. The non-organic shell is a material that guarantees a high level of fade resistance throughout its life.

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Our Traditional Composite Decking

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Visual Representation Of The Weathering Process

Because our traditional composite decking boards (the Essential and Classic ranges) consist of 60% timber and are not protected by a shell like our capped products, the natural oils and pigments within the boards are slightly more exposed to the effects of the weather. While care is taken to reduce the effects of this by mixing the composite material with UV inhibitors, it is important to note that this board type isn’t totally resistant to weathering and shall undergo a colour change.

This means that within the opening 3-6 months of installation, the deck boards will lighten up to reach what is regarded as their ‘weathered colour tone’. In reality, this means that the colour tone of the boards you receive initially will be darker than how they will appear after the weathering process has taken place. The rate of colour change after this process has taken place, however, will remain minimal as the colour of the boards stabilise. We only showcase project imagery of the traditional boards on our website that have undergone this weathering process – giving you a true representation of how you can expect your deck boards to look once they have reached their weathered state.

Our Traditional Composite Decking

BeforeBefore

Visual Representation Of The Weathering Process

Because our traditional composite decking boards (the Essential and Classic ranges) consist of 60% timber and are not protected by a shell like our capped products, the natural oils and pigments within the boards are slightly more exposed to the effects of the weather. While care is taken to reduce the effects of this by mixing the composite material with UV inhibitors, it is important to note that this board type isn’t totally resistant to weathering and shall undergo a colour change.

This means that within the opening 3-6 months of installation, the deck boards will lighten up to reach what is regarded as their ‘weathered colour tone’. In reality, this means that the colour tone of the boards you receive initially will be darker than how they will appear after the weathering process has taken place. The rate of colour change after this process has taken place, however, will remain minimal as the colour of the boards stabilise. We only showcase project imagery of the traditional boards on our website that have undergone this weathering process – giving you a true representation of how you can expect your deck boards to look once they have reached their weathered state.

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