As a leading builders merchant in Guildford, we are constantly asked about the best ways to protect fencing, decking and shed structures over the winter. Well looked-after timber structures look great in the garden all year long, but there's something extra special about winter. Whether it's the darkening colours of the day's light that shine off their surfaces or whenever snow surrounds them, their look is accentuated; setting a scene that's reminiscent of a Christmas card.
Winter though, has the worst combination of conditions for timber – if not sufficiently protected, wood will suffer from moisture damage, leading to rotting, cracking and breakage. On top of this are strong winds that will wreak havoc, further increasing the risk of damage. The look it will have then will be less reminiscent of a Christmas card, more of a Halloween one.
This is why, in this blog, we've put together some tips to give you a better insight into protecting your timber during the winter.
The main issue that will affect the condition of your timber during winter will be moisture. With there being a lack of bright sunlight during the season, any wet will be present in the timber for longer, accelerating the likelihood of rotting or warping.
If you want your timber to last the winter, then the best time to take action will be before the end of autumn. Begin by packing up any timber furnishings that are designed to be dismantled – if you are unlikely to use them during winter, then they will be far better off, packed away in storage to prevent them being exposed to any harmful conditions.
There are many timber items in the garden that you cannot pack away, of course – so here are some tips on protecting those timber structures:
Those are just a few tips on keeping your timber protected during winter. If you need any additional advice on anything timber related, our builders merchants in Guildford are on hand to be of service.
Whether you're looking for high-quality, great value timber products to repair, reimagine or to create new structures for your garden, then you've found the right place here at Pennyhill Timber. As leading builders merchants in Guildford we constantly strive to find the best materials for our customers – please feel free to take a look around our extensive online catalogue for further information.
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