Let’s Talk Decking

Posted on May 26, 2022 at 11:54 am

Garden renovations are exciting for any property owner. Giving your garden a much need makeover but the summer months set in is the best thing to do. But for now, we want to focus on decking boards. Sharing with you all of the benefits, disadvantages and choices you need to make.

What Are The Main Benefits of Decking?

Let’s begin our discussion by looking into the main benefits.

First, we need to think about the price. Decking boards are relatively inexpensive. This is due to them being cheap to make. Simply making them a cheaper option to purchase and install in your garden.

We should also think about the installation process. Unlike other options on the market, decking is simple to install into gardens. With it being that easy, you may be able to do it yourself without the cost of hiring a professional.

Finally, we like to think about the space it is going to give you. The best thing about decking is due to the material it is made from, it is super easy to cut the decking boards to suit the space you need. Meaning you can make the perfect seating area, extended into places that other options may not be able to reach with ease.

But what about the disadvantages?

When it is good, there is going to be bad. So, what are some of the disadvantages of choosing decking?

The main one we like to share is how the weather affects your boards. First up, rain. If you have rain, your decking boards are going to become extremely slippy. This means it is not going to be safe to walk on and can cause serious injuries. Alongside this, the weather can also cause damage to the wooden boards if not cared for correctly.

This takes us nicely onto our second point, the care scheme. When you invest in decking, it may be cheaper, to begin with, but you are going to need to care for it. This involves regularly treating your boards to ensure they do not get damaged. As well as regularly replacing them when they do inevitably become damaged.

Finally, you need to think about the long term effects. As mentioned before, whilst they are cheaper to purchase, the upkeep of this does make it more expensive. You need to be aware of this before making the commitment.

What Choices Will You Need To Make?

Finally, we want to share with you some of the choices you are going to need to make. Most commonly you will need to decide where you want your decking to go, this plays a huge part in how much you will be spending. You will also need to make the choice of what type of decking boards you are going to use. There are multiple different choices, with some bringing more benefits than others. Once you have made these choices, you will be able to begin the installation process, renovating your garden exactly how you want it.

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