If you’re looking for a quality redwood siding product you must already know all redwood comes from one place on the planet – California. We specialize in California redwood and can get you a good deal on redwood siding due to our low overhead and mill-direct delivery system. Give us a call @ 775-386-8132 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a custom quote.
Heartwood redwood typically has been sold in lumber yards and has given redwood an outstanding reputation amongst builders for both interior and exterior applications.
Unfortunately, almost all of the big box stores and a number of our competitors carry a number of sapwood redwood products at their locations. Easily distinguishable by it’s white color, sapwood (especially in wet weather) can begin to rot out or be attacked by pests in as quickly as five or six months.
WHY SPEND YOUR MONEY ON A PRODUCT THAT DOESN’T LAST!?!
When purchasing your redwood lumber, make sure to ask for an all heart product. Unfortunately, many uninformed homeowners ask their contractors simply for a redwood fence or deck, and what they receive is a cheap, inferior product. Fortunately for you, Lumber Out West only sells the highest quality redwood products that are free of Sapwood. Give us a call toll-free at 866-972-7301 or email us for a free quote.
Abundant, renewable and energy-efficient, redwood is clearly the environmental choice. But it’s a beautiful choice for so many reasons:
- Redwood delivers natural beauty and durability
- Redwood maintains its natural beauty and structural integrity with easy maintenance
- Redwood stays cool and steady under-foot all summer long
- Redwood has a natural resistance to shrinking, warping and checking
- Redwood decking stores more carbon than is emitted over its entire life cycle
- A redwood deck can be restored repeatedly with minimal effort and cost
- The warmth and rich luxury of genuine redwood is not only affordable, but adds great value to your home
- Overall, redwood decking offers significant environmental advantages over plastic composite decking
- Redwood decking meets California’s strict fire codes
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.
Redwood Boards are available in the standard redwood grades as defined by the Redwood Inspection Service. The grades include: Clear All Heart redwood in both vertical and mixed grain. Clear grade redwood (sometimes known as Aye Grade), Heart B and B Grade redwood are available in mixed grain. Mixed grain orders include a combination of flat grain and vertical grain redwood boards. We offer Construction Heart/Select exposed which is a high-end Construction Heart redwood grade that has fewer loose knots and higher quality edge knots.This grade has a better appearance and will perform better when exposed to the weather as compared to the standard Construction Heart grade. If you have questions about redwood grades and properties, please give us a call. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and give you a redwood price quote.
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.
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