More and more people are opting for cladding on their facades or decking around their swimming pools. Wood is warm, easy to install and durable. On the other hand, it is a material that is sensitive to the vagaries of the weather. To avoid any deterioration, outdoor wood requires regular maintenance.
Wood is a living material. Whatever its essence, it can undergo natural changes:
To improve the durability of cladding and deck boards, it’s important to maintain them regularly.
As soon as greying or greening appears on exterior wood, it should be renovated. Climate and exposure to the elements and sunlight will speed up or slow down the weathering process.
As far as the season is concerned, spring is the ideal time to renovate and maintain outdoor wood. For best results, wait until after the pollen falls and the bad weather, which can cause fungus to develop and accelerate greening.
Before recommending a particular product to your customer, it is important to carry out a diagnosis to assess the condition of the materials to be renovated. Then, we always advise our expert partners to proceed as follows, using professional products, and depending on the result of the diagnosis depending on the results of the diagnosis:
The effectiveness of the Groupe Berkem’s XILIX EXPERT range has been proven by laboratory tests in accordance with European standard EN 927-6. If the finish is applied in two coats and the application recommendations are followed, the results are as follows: