Despite the enhanced durability and endurance of composite decking, it might be possible to mistakenly damage it.
Once you’ve put composite decking in your backyard and gotten it looking just as you want it, the last thing you want is to accidently ruin it by harming the decking. To help you avoid this nightmarish situation, we’ve compiled a list of things you should avoid.
Avoid cumbersome outdoor furniture
This does not mean you cannot have any furnishings on your deck. Ultimately, if you cannot relax on your deck, it defeats at least fifty percent of its purpose.
However, it is prudent to be selective while selecting outdoor furniture. If you have a lot of heavy furniture made of stone or cast iron, you should try not to move it about too much on your deck. Wood and even plastic furniture are the better lightweight choices. It’s not a major concern since composite decking is physically tough, but it’s not a bad idea to keep the furniture aspect in mind.
Do not pressure wash your deck too closely
This is a frequent piece of advice for wood decking, and it holds true for composite as well. Despite its overall resilience, you run the danger of permanently damaging it if you use a pressure cleaner too closely to the composite decks.
If you’re not convinced that soap and water will be enough, or if you’d want more precise guidance, our decking specialists at Superdeck Decking are always willing to assist.
Select your deck cleaners with care
When soap and water are ineffective, some people turn to chemical cleansers. If you choose this path, keep in mind that it is not the same as cleaning your kitchen. In other words, strength is not necessarily an advantage.
Particularly harsh cleansers may remove corrosive layers from your deck, leaving it discoloured. If you are unsure of the appropriate cleaning to use for your deck, our specialists would be pleased to provide guidance.
Don’t let food and drinks spill on your deck
This may seem apparent, but it needs to be said anyway. There are few activities more enticing than throwing a BBQ in your garden for friends and family, particularly when the Melbourne climate is so hot in summer.
We certainly don’t disapprove of that, but when you have a BBQ on the deck it’s unavoidable that food and drinks are going to drop onto the deck.
Please wipe away the grease and oil as soon as possible from the decking boards, which help you keep the decks clean.
This is by no means a complete list, but it does cover some of the most prevalent concerns we receive from clients who have accidently harmed their decking.
If you’re in need of a replacement or just beginning your decking project, you’ve arrived at the ideal location. Here at Super deck, we offer an extensive selection of composite decking boards, as well as the knowledge and guidance to answer almost any query you may have around composite decks. Why not explore our website and see what you can discover?