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Composite decking and timber maintenance, what you need to know

It’s that time of the year again people are firing up the barbecues and spending thier time in the summer sun. That means deck season is upon us and you might be thinking of adding a beautiful deck to your home, or maybe replacing an existing timber deck.

Many homeowners are unaware of the many hours involved in maintaining a wooden deck.

The question we get asked most is how do I take care of my deck?

It is imperative to understand decking maintenance obligations, whether its timber or composite.

To keep a timber deck up to scratch you will have to be prepared to pressure wash, stain, paint, seal and sand your deck every year or two.

Traditional timber decks require a lot more maintenance than just a few hours annually. Timber decking tends to trap moisture and will twist, splinter and warp if not maintained properly. Depending on the size of your deck it could take long laborious hours maintaining it rather than enjoying what it was originaly intended for.

The amount of maintenance required for composite decking isn't near the level of a timber. Composite decking requires no sanding, painting or staining. However its not compleatly maintenance free. For most types of composites only a bucket of soapy water and brush is all that’s required.

This is one of the main reasons why so many people opt for a wood-alternative like ECO-DECKING.

For more information on maintaining ECODECKING go to

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