Timber decking is a great way to finish off your flat roof, especially if you have access to the roof area. Timber decking comes in a wide variety of soft treated and hard woods which can even be stained to the colour of your choice. Adding Timber decking to your flat roof is like adding another room to your house.
The Benefits of Adding Timber Decking to Your Flat Roof Area
Make Best Use of Available Space. By adding timber decking to your flat roof area you are effectively creating another room / area of space to enjoy within the boundaries of your property which contributes to making the best use of the space you have.
Enjoyment and Quality of Life. A decked roof terrace or garden provides a private outdoor space that can give you, your family and friends hours of pleasure and relaxation. Whether eating, relaxing or enjoying the view, your timber decked flat roof area could well become your favourite spot, and a great place to go on warm, sunny days.
Environmentally Friendly. Wood is a natural material that is bio-degradable and much of it is grown in ecologically sustainable forests thus helping the environment. Wood also provides a special feel to any space that helps to make it feel more in touch with natural environment around it.
Strong With Low Maintenance Requirements. Timber Decking is generally strong and durable with relatively low maintenance requirements over its lifetime, thus saving you money and costly repairs. Timber also ages well from a visual perspective.
Add Value To Your Home. A well looked after timber decked flat roof terrace can be very attractive feature of your home that could add considerable value and make your house more attractive to buyers.
Hardwood decking offers the particular benefits of:
Durability and strength. Hardwood is stronger and may last longer than e.g. pine decking. It is also less likely to scratch and stands up better to the forces of the elements over time. Hardwood may also be able to support more weight e.g. more outdoor furniture, lighting and ornaments. N.B. It is advisable to enlist the help of a Structural Engineer to investigate the weight bearing capacity of your flat roof area before beginning your flat roof garden, terrace or balcony project.
Low maintenance. Its strength and density means that it tends to require less maintenance over time, thus saving you money.
Resurfacing and re-sealing. Hardwood can be re-sanded and re-sealed several times. This can keep it looking great and performing well for longer.
What About Composite Decking?
Composite decking is made of a mixture of wood and plastic. It looks very natural, feels like wood, and it’s available in a range of different colours / shades. Other benefits include:
No need for painting and minimal maintenance needed.
It is strong, and it is scratch and fade resistant.
It won’t warp or rot and it’s resistant to moisture.
It is anti-slip.
It is eco-friendly it uses existing wood flour / powder in its construction and it is recyclable.
It can come with a long warranty / guarantee.