Six Top Reasons to Choose Smartboard Decking for Your Garden
When the weather is good, it’s great to enjoy time outside with family friends, relaxing over a few drinks, or even lighting up the BBQ. These times are made all the more special when you have a great outdoor space to enjoy – smartboard decking fits this description well.
Whilst timber decking is very popular and can look fantastic, there are some drawbacks to using wood, particularly when it comes to maintenance and weathering. In contrast, Smartboard decking composite has many benefits over wood, whilst still providing the appealing and natural appearance.
Here are 6 great reasons to choose Smartboard composite decking for your garden.
You’ll no doubt want to spend a lot of time on your deck, but not maintaining it. Timber decking requires a lot of upkeep to keep it in good condition and looking its best – as well as regular power washing to keep the deck boards clean, re-staining is required every now and then to keep the wood protected against the unpredictable British weather. Needless to say, this maintenance is time consuming to carry out and the decking is then out of the action whilst you wait for the wood stain and seal to dry.
Once composite decking boards are installed, there’s no need to paint, stain or seal them. Since most of us don’t have time to carry out extensive maintenance once, twice or even more times a year, Smartboard provides the idea solution.
Smartboard Decking doesn’t rot or warp in different weather conditions
One of the main issues with timber decking is that it needs a lot of protection against weathering and is still susceptible to rotting, warping or splintering when exposed to sun, rain or snow. Whilst composite decking looks like timber, it doesn’t warp in extreme weather and will not rot over time. The colour of the decking will last year after year.
It looks like timber without its drawbacks
Smartboard is manufactured from a combination of waste wood residue, combined with recycled hard plastic and is finished to look just like a timber board. With huge advancements in design for composite decking boards, it’s possible to create a wide range of natural wood colours and textures, including exotic woods that are unavailable or highly expensive.
In many cases, timber decking is extensively chemically treated to help increase the durability of the wood. As a result, this wood must be handled carefully as it can release environmentally hazardous toxins when cut or burned. Smartboard decking is highly environmentally friendly and made almost completely from recycled materials.
Long lasting decking
Composite decking is designed to last and Smartboard comes with a 25 year residential warranty. Even with regular maintenance, most varieties of timber decking will not last anywhere near this long.
Smartboard Decking has a big impact on your outdoor spaces
Composite, wood-effect decking helps you to create a real ‘wow’ factor in your garden all year round. Installing decking helps to create a perfect space for relaxing with friends and family and entertaining guests. Lawn furniture can be purchased to compliment the decking to form a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing outdoor living space.
It’s a great long-term investment that will increase the value of your property
In the long term, composite smartboard decking will be a much better investment that traditional timber decking as it is highly low maintenance and is designed to last for a minimum of 25 years. In addition to the durability of composite, Smartboard decking will also help to increase the value of your property and make the exterior of your home more appealing to potential buyers.
To learn more about the fantastic reasons to choose Smartboard decking over traditional timber, call Ryall & Edwards today on 01342 842288.