The first thing the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association will tell you is that cedar siding needs to be sealed on all six sides prior to
installation and then re coated as needed on the face for the lifetime of the
wood. Lumber Out West offers prestaining as an added service to all our customers. If you would like a quote call us toll-free at 866-972-7301 or email us.
This is a good time to think about buying cedar or redwood for your home improvement project. Inventory is good and the mills are ready for the upcoming building season. For a personalized custom quote call 866-972-7301.
Don’t be fooled by lumber companies claiming to have discounted wood for sale. What this really means is they are selling inferior, lower grade wood at the current market price and claiming it is a “good deal”. These companies will also try to re-tag wood grades into their own special grade and make it sound new and interesting when in fact it is a common grade re-termed by their company. More often than not Lumber Out West can beat their pricing by more than a little in savings. Call us toll free at 866-972-7301 or send us an email for a quote.
Red cedar is a hearty and beautiful siding material. In its natural state, the color range of cedar siding is from honey brown to deep cinnamon red. As cedar ages with the seasons, it transforms into a natural silvery gray. Naturally resilient, cedar siding stands up to all weather conditions, and is also resistant to pests and to decay. Traditional cedar siding in bevel or channel varieties allows you to transform your exterior by way of rich tones and textured grain patterns. For a personal quote call 866-972-7301 or email us and we’ll show you how quality cedar siding doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.
The highest quality cedar is available from Lumber Out West
Be wary of products called: “U-grade”, “downgrade”, “#3common”, “customer select”, “rustic grade” or “discounted”. What this really means is you are purchasing a cast-off product for a discounted price. In the end you will have to purchase 30% more than needed to cover the same surface area. So much for savings! And, the price for this “discounted” wood is not actually a savings at all, but the market price for inferior, downgraded wood.
A Clear This is a fine appearance grade that allows only slightly more growth characteristics than Clear Heart. Pieces are of mixed grain.These mixed grain (vertical and flat) pieces are graded from the surfaced face.
The correct answer is – not if you want the deck stain to last as long as it should. The number one reason a deck stain fails prematurely is because the wood surface was not prepped correctly. Even a high quality deck stain will not be as effective or protect like it should if the wood deck was not been washed first using the right deck cleaners.
A good deck cleaner should be used to remove gray wood fibers, dirt, mold, mildew, and other pollutants that are deep down in the wood. In some instances a deck stain stripping agent is required to remove an old failing deck stain. It’s vitally important to remove all remnants of an old deck stain so the new stain can penetrate the wood. More times than not, most deck stains will not adhere to each other. When a deck stain is applied over an old failing stain it will start flaking and peeling within a year or so making an even bigger mess.
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If you live in the garden state and are looking for some quality cedar siding, or even redwood siding for that matter, send us an email and we’ll quote you on the highest grade available in both cedar and redwood. Remember, the best cedar and redwood siding is produced off the west coast of the U.S. and Canada. The cheaper version of cedar is called inland red cedar and tends to be very knotty compared to the western coastal variety. Check out Lumber Out West for all your specialty lumber needs.
What are the good people in Massachusetts to do if they are in the market for quality western red cedar siding? As everyone knows, the best cedar in the world comes off the west coast of the United States and British Columbia. Well, due to our distribution hub of certified carriers Lumber Out West can get high quality cedar and redwood to the east coast at a reasonable price. Give us a call or, better yet, send an email with your needs and let us quote you on a quality cedar product for your home-improvement project.
Looking for quality cedar or redwood siding in New Jersey? Lumber Out West can supply your needs in high end cedar and redwood siding. Our mill does not deal in cheap, problematic wood siding but rather focuses on providing only the best available cedar siding and redwood products.
Remember, when buying cedar siding, or redwood siding for that matter, be careful about discounted wood products. What this means is that the siding has been sitting around the lumber yard for some time and the lumber company is simply trying to dump old inventory. Siding is meant to be used in a timely fashion from the time it gets milled to installation. The longer the siding sits before installation the more cupping, bowing and checking will occur. Another trick lumber companies use to sell inferior products is they go through the siding and separate out all the high-end material and sell it as a separate, more expensive siding. They then sell the leftover siding at a “discount” but this really means the siding is being sold at market value. Lumber Out West only sells the highest quality western red cedar. Give us a call toll-free @ 866-972-7301 or email us for a quick quote.
Now is the time to get a good deal on custom milled western red cedar siding. We have just brought in another truckload of high-quality cedar siding out of British Columbia and even this very high standard material is very cost competitive to the larger retail stores pricing. And the quality far surpasses theirs by a wide margin. From select tight knot to “A”& better grades give us a call for a custom quote.
Homeowners and contractors looking for quality cedar siding in New York are at a disadvantage over their peers on the west coast. This is because they either have to purchase northern white cedar which is native to the area and of far less quality than western red cedar or pay to have the better western red cedar shipped to their location. But, if one is looking to have a product that will look great and last for years to come the one option is to bite the bullet and pay the extra freight cost for the western red cedar.
When purchasing cedar siding it is very important to properly protect your investment after delivery before installation. Once nailed into place all that needs to be done is periodic maintenance to keep your cedar siding looking like new. However, if there is a gap between the delivery and installation the siding must be properly stored to prevent cupping, warping and splits. Cedar needs to be kept out of the sun and wind – preferably kept inside a garage or storage shed. Allow the cedar siding to acclimate to your area for one to two weeks before installing. This allows the cedar to adjust to the humid or dry conditions of your location.
The large size of timbers makes kiln drying impractical due to the drying stresses which would result from differential moisture contents between the interior and exterior of the timber. For this reason, timbers are usually dressed green (moisture content above 19 percent), and the moisture content of timber upon delivery will depend on the amount of air drying which has taken place.
Like dimension lumber, timber begins to shrink when its moisture content falls below about 28 percent. The degree of shrinkage depends on the climatic conditions of the environment. For example, timbers exposed to the outdoors usually shrink from 1.8 to 2.6 percent in width and thickness, depending on the species. Timbers used indoors, where the air is often drier, experience greater shrinkage, in the range of 2.4 to 3.0 percent in width and thickness. Length change in either case is negligible.
When constructing with Posts and Timbers or Beams and Stringers, allowance should be made for anticipated shrinkage based on the moisture content at the time of assembly. Where the building envelope relies on caulked seals between timbers and other building components, the selection of caulks should take into account the amount of movement which must be accommodated as shrinkage occurs.
Minor checks on the surface of a timber are common in most service conditions and therefore an allowance has been made for them in the assignment of working stresses. Checks in columns are not of structural importance unless the check develops into a through split that will divide the column