If you’re in the market for quality cedar siding for new home construction or simply giving your existing home a facelift, give us a try at Lumber Out West. We service the entire country with quality, high-end western red cedar and California redwood products. We can beat the price of all our competitors due to our low overhead and mill-direct delivery system. Give us a call @ 866-972-7301 or email us for a custom quote.
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.
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.
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.
Pre-staining your siding is a great way to save time and labor during your building project. As anyone knows, staining a large amaount of siding or decking is very labor intensive not to mention very messy. Factory staining is often the quickest and easiest way to get your cedar finished before arrival.
Finish Decks for Optimal Performance
Although Western Red Cedar is a naturally durable wood ideal for decks, its performance is enhanced when protected by an appropriate finish. Decks are subjected to the most challenging exposure conditions. The combination of a horizontal surface, the abrasive effects of foot traffic, pounding rain and full exposure to sun make deck finishing more demanding than other finishing applications such as siding. It is important to ensure that the finish you apply to your Western Red Cedar decking boards has been specifically formulated for this end use. Unseasoned decking should be air dried (not exposed to direct sunlight) and finished on all sides prior to installation.