Protect and repair pergolas & balustrades
Let us refresh your pergolas and balustrades.
Timber pergolas and balustrades are exposed to extreme weather conditions in Queensland such as:
- Full sun
- high moisture areas from sea splashing
- Rain, dew, tropic condensation
- Tropical humidity
- Flooding conditions like in 2022.
Moisture is timber’s biggest enemy.
Timber absorbs moisture, and then during the heat of each day, the moisture evaporates. The daily cycle can cause timber to become unstable, twisting and cupping.
Timber left untreated will deteriorate.
Water-based film forming systems can also deteriorate timber just as fast since the coating traps the moisture in the timber. The gases cause water-based film forming finishes to peel from the inside out. This creates a vicious cycle where the surface film is cracked, allowing more moisture to enter.
At Australian Timber & Deck Maintenance, we use Equisol Pro 365 exclusively. This product not only looks natural and showcases the timber grain, but it also does the best job of repelling moisture from the inside out. Equisol Pro 365 penetrates much deeper into the timber than any other product on the market today.
To maintain timber in harsh environments, yearly maintenance is necessary. Every coat has an accumulative benefit, providing more water repellence and longer colour retention.