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The Western Red Cedar Advantage

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Unsurpassed natural beauty. Centuries of proven performance. Environmentally friendly. Naturally resistant to decay and insects. It accepts a wide range of finishes. And it’s made entirely with renewable resources.

Unsurpassed Natural Beauty

Aesthetically, it is a naturally stunning building material with deep, tonal properties that accentuate the richly textured wood grains and exposed heartwood.

It is both pitch and resin-free, which means that it can hold a variety of finishes from semi-transparent stains to elegant dark stains. It is also incredibly durable, and will prove to keep your structure attractive for years to come.

A History of Proven Performance

For centuries, the Western Red Cedar has been celebrated by the Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations as the “Tree of Life” using it to build longhouses, canoes and totem poles. Thousands of years later and the red cedar continues to be a preferred building material.

Cedar Is Naturally Durable

Red cedar’s reputation for being a naturally durable wood makes it perfect for all outdoor projects. The wood is lightweight and valued for its high natural resistance and decay properties.

It is less susceptible to moisture, insect damage and fungi growth. Cedar is also water damage resistant and can successfully weather long periods of heavy rain and other weather extremes such as snow, hail and strong winds.

Western Red Cedar has twice the stability of other commonly available conifers. It maintains it’s original dimensions when subjected to weather fluctuations and resists twisting, warping and cupping.

It also has an extremely high thermal coefficient. In fact, Western Red Cedar outperforms other softwoods as well as concrete, steel and bricks in terms of thermal insulation and sound control. That means products such as greenhouses and conservatories will insulate better in the winter but remain cooler in the summer.

A Renewable Resource

From a sustainability view, it is superior to synthetic products in every way. Western Red Cedar removes greenhouse gases opposed to other building products that produce greenhouse gases. It is renewable, biodegradable and sourced from the most sustainable forests in the world.

Western Red Cedar offers unique, natural performance characteristics and exceptional beauty that bring warmth, character and longevity to your outdoor living space.

Paired with Outdoor Living Today’s craftsmanship, our line of products are of the highest quality and something we are proud to share with our customers.

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