The constructive wood protection
In addition to the natural durability of a wood, other external factors determine the durability of the wood. The DIN standard must therefore only be understood as a guide and not as a guarantee. The durability is influenced, among other things, by the ambient humidity and the constructive wood protection. In shady places where the wood is exposed to constant moisture, its durability is reduced compared to a sunny, rather dry environment. In addition, the terrace should be well ventilated and the wood should not be constantly submerged in water. A terrace with a slight incline achieves a longer service life.