What it means to have wood treated


Whether these are straight up poles or strips of fine timber, most wood used today has been treated. Those commercial and domestic clients who have acted foolishly or out of ignorance in not utilizing treated wood poles, boards, slats and panels, among other forms of commercial and domestic wood supply, will, at some stage of their business and domestic lives, have suffered the consequences. There are quite a number of reasons for this, not all of which can be mentioned in such a short note here.

Internally, a kitchen surfaced with wood paneling succumbs to moisture and mold. Outdoors, your proverbial picturesque picket fences become victims of the weather and the ever present pestilence of termites and other unseen bacteria. Whether the premises are domestic or commercial, it matters not, in the event of an accidental fire; all can be lost within a matter of minutes. But when wood is treated, there is a strong chance that, yes, even wood can be spared the vagaries of a destructive fire.

What treated wood is better known for are these two things. Firstly, the treated wood is protected against all, or most, forms of bacteria and termites. Secondly, when wood is treated, you can expect it to last for a long time, in fact, for years, far outstripping its previous life expectancy. When wood is treated on the domestic and commercial front, the benefits always accrue. It even makes a nice contribution towards aesthetics.

The wood is decoratively or attractively coated with a fine lacquer. But wood treatment’s main purpose is fulfilled. The wood remains protected against all external elements and is destined for a long life. The preparation of such wood is sustainable. Wood supplies are drawn from new forests which are well-managed and protected from over-supply.


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