Why to Choose Cedar for Your Perth Patios and Decking

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Perth was made for outdoor living; it is certainly got the weather for it. Who wants to be cooped up inside when the sun is shining and you can sit in the fresh air enjoying a barbecue, picnic or drinks with friends and family.

When it comes to the best materials for your patio or decking, cedar and Perth go well together.

Cedar is the material of choice when it comes to building a patio or decking on your Perth home for a great variety of reasons.

Cedar is beautiful – it is a naturally beautiful wood which does not need to be stained or painted in order to enhance the attractiveness. Cedar is a terrific way to improve the aesthetic appeal of your patio, garden and home.

Cedar is resilient – it has a natural resilience to weather damage built in so it tough against things like UV exposure, will not rot from moisture or suffer from a build up of mould or mildew.

Cedar is not bug friendly – it also has good resistance to bugs which in turn means that it will not require as much maintenance as patios or decks built from alternative types of timber.

Cedar is lightweight – which makes it easy to work with and handle.

Cedar does not absorb large amounts of moisture – which means that even if it is not treated it will not suffer from a lot of moisture damage. This means that it will not need to be treated with weather proofing chemicals as much as say a pine deck for example. Not only is this good for your pocket but it also means that it requires less work to keep it strong.

You will need to pay a little bit of attention to your cedar decking or patio, particularly after a few years it may fade in colour due to sun exposure but a quick coating of stain will be the only thing needed to restore it to its former beautiful self.

It may cost a little more to build a patio or decking from cedar on the outset but it can help to save you money over the long term. Cedar is equipped with the natural oils needed to help prevent damage from sun, moisture, insects etc. It is also far less likely to warp, rot or become damaged in some other way.

When choosing the wood for your timber decking or patios in Perth, cedar is a great choice.

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