Why You Should Opt for Treated Timber Only?
So, you have decided to opt for wooden fencing and wooden bridges for your garden or wooden furniture for your home. Wood in any form gives a classic look to a home. If you need wood for building most of your house or just need wood for the decorative aspects, you should contact a good timber supplier.
Making the Choice between Treated Timber and Untreated Hardwood
Perhaps the first thing that a timber supplier will ask you is whether you want treated timber or untreated hardwood for your home. The cost will definitely vary depending upon your choice. However, you must know the final outcome of choosing between treated timber and untreated hardwood. For short term solutions, cheaper untreated timber is perhaps the right choice. But if you want your wooden fencing or garden bridges to last for years, then you must opt for treated timber.
Treated Timber Essential for Humid Areas and Outdoor Building Purposes
These days the timber industry uses modern technology to treat timber so that it doesn’t lose its longevity due to moisture or water. Opting for treated timber is especially important if your house is in a high humidity region or you are planning to use the timber for outdoor purposes like fencing, wooden planters, bridges, etc.
Disadvantages of Using Untreated Timber
When exposed to moisture, untreated timber usually loses its structure as the water seeps into its pores and makes it swell up. You cannot depend for a long time on wooden structures made of untreated timber. In fact, it is wastage of wood, if they are used in the outdoors or in highly humid areas without being treated properly.
Tips for Selecting a Good Timber Supplier
So, while purchasing timber from a timber supplier, make sure that you are well aware of the credentials of the supplier. The timber supplier you choose should apply certified treatment to the timber supplied by them in order to meet your building needs in the best possible manner. Pre-treated timber is a good choice as it is moisture resistant and is often available in DIY furniture stores.
Beware of buying timber that has been treated with harmful chemicals. If safe chemicals are not used for treating the timber, then arsenic poisoning can happen which is even more harmful for the environment. The treatment used for timber should be certified by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). Check with your timber supplier whether they follow the environmentally responsible purchasing policy or not.
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