3 Advantages of Pressure Treated Decking

If you are considering installing some decking in your garden, then you should consider pressure treated decking. There are a number of advantages to using this type of wood as the basis for your decking. The most popular type of decking, a pressure treated wood decking has superior appearance and look to the other varieties of plastic or metal decking.


Cost is one of the reasons for the popularity of wood pressure treated decking. The cost of the initial installation is low, and it is also low-maintenance. Rather than using an expensive wood such as cedar, using pressure treated decking has the advantage of not burning a hole in your pocket.


Pressure treated wood decking is probably one of the strongest of the different types of decking material. Unlike cedar, which is soft and easily weathered, a pressure treated decking is tougher, particularly once it has been sealed. Pressure treated wood can last between 10 and 15 years before it needs to be replaced.


The pressure treated decking is most often colored by a kind of greenish tint, which can quickly fade to a more silvery grey if it is not rapidly sealed or stained with varnish. However, the pressure treated wood is also quick to take on different colors of varnishes or sprays.