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Adding a garden deck offers many benefits in terms of expanding your outdoor space.
If you have a garden landscape, a garden deck is a perfect complement to your garden landscape. Sheffield Decking Pro helps you uncover the beauty of your property with a garden deck.
But the question is, how long will your new garden decking last?
A deck is a raised wooden platform (wood is the most common deck surface), and if it is placed over a ground, such as the grass or lawn, you have to consider and follow certain precautions in order to keep your deck safe against premature damage.
With wooden deck materials, it is understandable to worry about its lifespan since wood is prone to damage and decay. When moisture sets in, moulds, mildew, termites, and other soil bugs will attack and eat wood. That is why the choice of lumber to be used for panels and joists are crucial to the lifespan of the deck.
Healthy reasons in building a garden deck
A deck adds form and function. It can be a place for your plant herbs and a perfect dining or barbecue spot. A deck is a haven for your outdoor ornamental plants and a good place to spend your time.
Some homeowners are clueless about decking that they find themselves looking for suggestions from friends whose properties have decks.
An outdoor space enhances anybody’s home living. With a deck addition, it brings life to the garden and can be used in many ways. A deck can be an entertaining corner of the house or a place to find solitude and overcome boredom. In fact, there are a hundred ways you can enjoy your deck.
Here are good reasons in building a garden deck:
- Increases the value of your property. Investors and real estate buyers are attracted to homes with enhanced surroundings. With a garden landscape and deck, it will increase your home’s value and will invite buyers who love to have a bigger landscape, well tended, and close to nature.
- Offers a whole new look. If you are anxious that wooden deck will not last, other options on deck surface include composite and vinyl decks. Pressure-treated wood is also a great choice as you get the natural wood appearance but protected against rot. Composite deck surfaces emulate wood and have longer lifespan.
- Extends your outdoor space. As an outdoor space, your garden deck can be a study nook, party nook, extra dining area, or simply a place to enjoy the breeze and the blue skies.
Choose pressure-treated boards
Decking boards made of genuine wood will shorten their life if they are not treated when used to build for garden decks. Garden decks are exposed to weather and sunlight and are prone to various damage. Get yourself familiar with the types of wood or boards appropriate for garden decking. It is crucial that when lumber is not treated, they will soon rot, and you don’t want to mess with such weakness so that your investment will go to waste.
Ask our expert deck builders for the fine wood materials if you opt for natural wood rather than composite or vinyl. Also, your location determines the stability of your deck. In general, when lumber is exposed to areas with high humidity, chances are that your garden deck will only last for a short time.
Get a reliable builder to install your deck
Your deck should serve you for 20 to 30 years. But this depends on the way it is engineered. Poor workmanship will shorten the lifespan of your deck as you will face many problems after installation. Substandard installation will easily let the wood and its elements exposed to certain damage. And without periodic cleaning, repair, and maintenance, deck boards will split or crack, fade and build fungi.
If you have spotted a few boards about to split, call a repairman to fix or replace them. Allowing some time for repair will affect other boards and the foundation it is being built from.
Builders from Sheffield Decking Pro have many years of experience and skill to install decks. If you are looking for someone to trust, you can rely on us.
Protect your deck by treating the portions sensitive to damage. Painting also helps, but treatment is the best protective agent against deterioration.
Your personal care will also help in prolonging the life of your garden deck. Cleaning by sweeping, removing dead leaves, preventing debris getting into the slits of panels and joists, and regular treatment are helpful in protecting your deck. Consider too some environmental factors that will contribute to the life of your deck.
If it frequently rains in your area, chances are that your deck is exposed to water and moisture. All-time wet deck boards make them slippery. Quickly resolve these issues so that your garden deck will stay as new.
Make your garden landscape more attractive and convert it into a haven of paradise. With just the right people, right company, and right intent, Sheffield Decking Pro will help you build the garden deck of your dreams.
For further information on garden decking, reach out to us, and one of our team will guide you through. Enjoy your free quote once you talk to us and show interest in putting up a garden deck in your home.