One of the great things about TimberTech's range of high-quality decking is its longevity. Our boards can withstand years of use while still providing a premium look that makes your outdoor space stand out.
Recently, we received a surprising but very welcome email from a customer in Oxfordshire who installed TimberTech decking boards on his property over a decade ago!
Power washing a deck - photo by Olger Fallas Painting (via Flickr)
One of the biggest advantages that composite decking has over traditional types of decking and one of the main reasons why it has become so popular amongst homeowners is the extremely low-maintenance properties that it offers.
Its minimal upkeep requirements mean that when it comes to cleaning, it doesn't take much effort at all to remove any dirt that may have built up and keep looking good. But when it comes to deep cleaning your composite deck, what exactly is required?
In this blog, we take a look at the deep cleaning requirements of composite decking and the things you'll need to do to keep your deck in tip-top shape!
When winter arrives, some people cover their deck to protect it from the harsh weather.
This may be a good idea if you have a traditional wooden deck - although it has been suggested that covering up your deck can limit airflow and potentially cause your boards to warp and buckle. Check with your decking manufacturer before you throw a tarp over your deck for the season.
If you have a TimberTech deck, there's no need to cover your deck during the winter months. Our durable composite decking is highly moisture-resistant and won't be damaged by inclement weather, even if we have a white Christmas and snow begins to pile up on your deck.
How does TimberTech composite decking hold up in winter?
One drawback of hardwood decking is how easily a wooden deck can turn into a skating rink in the winter. Water collects in the grooves in the wood, then freezes during cold snaps, resulting in a perilously slippery surface.
This is not a problem for TimberTech decking. Our composite boards are slip resistant and don't collect as much water, so there's less risk of them freezing over.
However, if your TimberTech deck does get covered in ice or snow, be sure to bear these tips in mind:
- When removing snow from your deck, use a plastic shovel. Do not use a metal shovel, as this may damage your deck boards.
- Use rock salt or calcium chloride to melt any ice that forms on your deck. Do not attempt to break or chip away at the ice; again, this can end up damaging your deck.
- When the weather warms up again, you can power-wash your deck to remove any residual salts (maximum pressure: 1,500 psi).
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When you make improvements to your property, you increase its potential resale value, meaning that you'll be able to ask a higher price for it should you ever decide to sell.
Building an extension is a popular way to boost home value, but there are also plenty of things you can do in the garden to make your property more desirable.
A customer named Ben recently sent us some smashing 'before and after' photos of his back garden, which has been totally transformed with the help of our EasyClean Edge Maritime Grey composite decking.