Protection of wooden joinery

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Protection of wooden joinery

Altough aluminium and PVC joinery takes more and more market place around the world, there are still people that prefer good old wooden joinery, which can, so far as if maintaned properly, last for life time. Most important thing, beside propper instalation, is orderly maintanance, and by that we mean on coating the wooden surfaces.
The choice of the coating in the first place depends on location of the object ( mountain, seaside, city…), and also depends on the look you want to achieve. Moderate continental climate countries ( most of USA and Europe countries) are not Siberian nor desert climate condition, but however, there are temperature levels from -30 to 45 degree Celsius, and also a lot of raining in colder part of a year.

Wooden house ( cottage)

Wooden surfaces should be protected with different coatings, as they deplete atmospheric conditions. Wood under the long influence of sunlight gets old, the surface becomes silvery gray and grime then easily penetrate into the depths. Atmospheric humidity and precipitation make the wood swell, and then during the drying process considerably more constrict.


These changes of moisture content in the wood leads to tensions that can cause cracking of the wood itself, but also
733_73ultimatewoodstainwalnut5l to cracking and peeling of the coating. In addition, large temperature changes affect the contraction and expansion of the film, which protects the wood, which increase the chances of peeling paint. In mountain areas, daily temperature fluctuations are larger, and there comesfaster to major damages.

Wooden windows

Usually joinery is made of whitewood, which is massive fir or spruce. It is a soft wood, yellowish in color, expressed grained, sometimes knotty, with the appearance of resin and it is the cheapest material for wooden windows. It is possible to choose quality materials and avoid disadvantages, but fir is most commonly used for windows which is coloured or toned.
Mold, gray patches and decaying fungi occur due to high humidity. These fungi cause rotting and wood usually becomes useless and ruined. Mold and grayish stains are an aesthetic problem. To keep the wood look like a vivid appearance and structure it is necessary to adequately and appropriate maintain it, because the most important characteristics of coatings for outdoor use, in addition to decorative, is to protect the wood from excessive moisture.Restoring-Wooden-Window-Frames1
Constant exposure of wood to UV light causes its degradation and depolymerization of the film, combined with the frequent wetting due to heavy rainfall that, due to the high level of air pollution, often very acidic, the film is further damaged. Therefore, as soon as the first appearance of the coating damage, it must be renewed,because it is the only way to ensure long-term protection. It is recommended that you should at least once a year carry out a detailed review of all the wooden surfaces and then special attention should be paid to the horizontal surfaces,since they are more exposed to atmospheric conditions of vertical surfaces and, depending on the region where the object is, checkwood-window out the sides of the world that the object is facing.In principle, most damage appears on joinery which faces south or west side.

Before you decide to make coating job you should first make a good base preparation, because it is essential. After you complete a final mechanical processing- grinding wood and compounds- should apply a special primer which regulates the moisture in the wood so that it impregnates and prevents drying of wood and gluing door and window to stocks.

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Backyard improvement

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Backyard improvement

If you have decided to renew your backyard, but there is no ideas, you can find quite good and interesting solutions in the article that follows. We all dream about our own green nook, the backyard which brings joy and relaxation, rest and fun into our lives. Even the maintanance that backyard require is not so hard and it doesn’t reduce our happiness, so maintanance of beautiful backyard became more like a hobby for so many people. The beggining of creating a backyard paradise needs to be precisely studied, and the best results will come out if you follow the following steps.

If you want to reshape your backyard, you should firstly start with observing it in summer and autumn months. Write down everything that can be useful for planing and planting, such as sunlight areas, light and shadow, soil conditions, climate conditions, and the way water goes when it rains. In this initial period, you can refresh your backyard with summer flowers and fast growing ramblers. The best time to plan on how to reshape your backyard is winter time, because most of the renewal is tended to be done on early spring time, so you should be prepared for first sunny days. Inbackyard that is surrounded by tall trees, there will not be likely to raise vegetables and ravish vegetation. Check out the visibility ( or hiding) from neighbourghood yards or street. Try to consider wishes and demands of all family members.

If you have children, you should definitelly plan safe area for playground, which should not be hard to maintain. Little kids are the most often users of backyards. Next to usual playground toys, such as swing, sand space, or
climbing spot, you should shape out large lawn surface, surrounded by undemanding and robust plants. Be sure to avoid any thorny small-backyard-kid-playvegetation, or very sensitive flowers which can be harmed easily. Beside taht, there should not be any toxic plants, such as yew tree, thuja tree etc.
If you like flowers, make sure that season change if followed by flavish blossom, and pay attention on months of inflorescence for every flower you plant, and their color too. Flowers usually fit the best below windows, terraces, or anywhere you design a sitting place.
If you practice using your backyard mostly for bbq, you should definitely observe most simple and low maintanance sorts of vegetation for it. In this case, you should consider vine tree, undemanding twiner plants and bushes.bigstock-Landscaping-Design-Idea-60164309-848x500
Many people like to raise fruits and vegetables in their backyrd, and all of them cant help it to announce that „ this is from my garden!“. There is something in that feeling when you raise something, give it attention, love and you give yourself to it, when it comes to you as a beautiful reward. However, vegetable garden needs a lot of sunshine. If it is possible, stick the vegetable garden near the house, and if there is a steep terrain, you can make soil terraces, which provide straight surfaces that can absorb more sunlight.

If you are true nature lover, you will be most satisfied by natural backyard with lawn and flowers, small fountain or fishpond. Natural backyard is very emanding and it is not suggested for ones with a large family. At the and, it is always the best choice to pick sort of combination of all these types of backyard, so everyone that comes in your backyard can find a nice spot for himself.

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