Pre-coating your timber will add an extra layer of protection and will make your life a lot easier! It allows for the easy removal of dirt and can prevent weathering by fending off moisture.
Adequate air flow under your deck will allow the timber to breathe and thoroughly dry after it gets wet. This helps to keep its original structure and prevent rot.
As timber gets wet, it is likely to expand and is prone to shifting. Therefore, it’s crucial to ensure there is enough space between the timber boards to allow for this without compromising the structure.
Timber requires maintenance every now and then. Protect your gazebo from the elements by regularly applying a topcoat. It will also beautifully enhance that rich, timber color!