Since iron wrought gates are often seen as the face of the gate industry, the team here at Cheshire Metalcraft have found that timber gates tend to be overlooked on a regular basis in favour of the aesthetic value of iron. With this said, timber gates might be big and bulky but they are incredibly beneficial and offer all the privacy without sacrificing on the security. With timber gates however it is important that you are able to correctly maintain them. Read on to find out all the important details…
Gates that are made from wood like timber are susceptible to moisture damage however regular maintenance will stop any signs of rot dead in its tracks. In order to protect your timber gates from moisture damage it is recommended that you have them stained on an annual basis as this will seal them but also allow the timber to breathe at the same time. With this said, there are two types of rot and whilst staining will help prevent wet rot, dry rot however is a completely different ball game. It is caused by over exposure to the sun rather than excess moisture and in order to prevent this, you should oil your wooden gates.
The best way to keep your timber gates in good health is to provide it with maintenance inspections on a regular basis. This way you can spot when something has changed quite easily and have it fixed promptly without allowing it to become too serious. After all, rot that has been allowed to progress past a certain standard cannot be reversed and the wood simply has to be replaced which can be costly. By providing this kind of maintenance you can stop any damage getting this extent or even prevent it developing in the first place.
Here at Cheshire Metalcraft we don’t want to put customers off investing in timber gates however it is important to care for them correctly. After all, they are the perfect purchase for a family looking for both privacy and security. To find out more information about our timber gate designs, get in contact with the best gates in Manchester today!