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Decking requires periodic attention to keep it looking in great condition. Raven Decor takes care of everything, from cleaning the decks to the final treatment and staining.

When decking is exposed to all the elements such as rain, sunlight, frost etc, it will inevitably lead to colour detetrioration at best.

As with the majority of things outside, it is important to have a schedule of cleaning and treatment in place to ensure the maintenance and protection of your decking.

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The most obvious problem with decking is the discolouration. Any un-stained timber exposed to the elements will eventually turn to a horrible grey colour. To alleviate this problem, decking oils can be used as a protective measure from the discoulartion.

The decking timber itself will lose colour because of the UV rays from the sun which react with the timber. Cleaning the decking will make it look more attractive, but will not restore any of the original colour.

The discoulouration of your decking timber will be caused by many factors, depending on the area you live along with a number of biological causes:

  • Dust particles in the atmosphere cause dirt along with overhanging tree depris, BBQ debris and bird droppings!
  • The degradation of decks by biological factors include moulds, decay, fungal activity, and areas that are shaded algae or moss
  • Problems can also arise from stains by unsuitable fittings such as un-galganized screws, bolts and nails
  • There are some problems that can be prevented which are often associated with the placement of planted containers and furniture on the decks. Whilst planted containers provide a great visual asset to your decked area, it should always have a moisture-proof stand underneath. (And make sure that you do your planting and re-planting either off the deck or at least with a protective groundsheet under the area you are working)

Before we treat your decking, we always ensure that it is thoroughly cleaned using the correct cleaning solution and a jet washer. (The jet washer we use is smaller than 1500 psi to ensure that the wood fibres are not destroyed in the process. A too powerful jet washer will leave the timber with a 'wooly' finish resulting in decking that is extremely difficult, if not impossible to clean or treat.)