Treated timber is a must for every product you manufacture out of wood. The significance of this factor is without a shred of a doubt. Experts on wood products have agreed that it is imported to use treated time to improve the longevity of the furniture’s’ and shed’s you manufacture. And this is pretty much true as treated timber lasts for decades. Timber in general is prone to damage when exposed to water and air elements and when the wood used is untreated, it will not provide the necessary strength and stability that it requires which is very crucial when it is used to manufacture buildings.
Over the last couple of decades, timber industry has grown and prospered quite well. With the population growth, the demand and the use of wood has increased and these industries supplies woods for several purposes such as making furniture’s, paper, board, construction etc. The treatment of timber is nothing new as man has been trying to find ways to improve its longevity and quality for ages now and only recently he has been successful on his quest.
Timbers used for manufacturing smaller products such as sheds, furniture’s and fences, a hint of treatment is more than enough. While constructing buildings, it is not the same story. The light treatment for your timber needs need not require professional help as you, yourself can do the task. However depending upon your need, it is sensible to seek for professional help.
Treated Timber Products such as fences, sheds etc can be painted with protective shielding paints in case you had purchased untreated timber and prolong its life time. However, when construction is involved, it would be too late to go for any protective means if you had already used untreated timber. Once the building starts to crumble, it is impossible pull out retreatment out of your sleeves eco-friendly siding.
The word treating a timber involves incorporating the timber with water repelling and pest repelling solutions which tend to safeguard it from ran and wet conditions as well as pests such as bugs, termites etc and thereby improving the woods quality and sustain its longevity. The chemical preservatives used are water-borne, oil-borne and light organic solvents. Each of these preservatives has its own pros and cons.
Some of these chemicals have to be used during manufacturing the product whilst some of them can be used by consumers while they use certain products.
Mostly timbers used for constructing buildings are invariably inside insulated buildings which naturally attracts wood loving insects. Therefore it is very crucial to treat the timbers with insect repelling agents used for construction. Anti woodworm treatment along with wet rot and dry rot treatment is pretty crucial for every timber which is meant for construction. This waterproofs the wood and doesn’t allow the moisture to settle inside the wood.