We should use only plastic and let the poor trees in peace.
Plastic is the far superior material and wood is outdated - maggots
and worms will eat it and it won't last for centuries as plastic does.
So I recommend to change to plasticworking or create artificial wood
that kills critters who try to eat it.
Your wooden deck probably wasn't constructed properly to start wih. A
good deck should last forty years or longer. It needs to have the
proper deck supports, be constructed allow for air circulation, and use
woods that survive exposure.
Most of the external plastics I have seen start looking bad after a few
years. My plastic deck shairs have an ugly oxidized layer on the
surface. I am told that painting the schirs will not be very effective
in restoring them to the original shine. I suspect most external
plastics will show the effects of weather. They may even become brittle.
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