Lumber Out West has a great deal on redwood con heart decking for anyone in the state of California. First, this wood is dry, not green which makes for a better looking deck. Also, there is no California sales tax which will save you money. Give us a call @ 775-386-8132 or email us at email@example.com for a custom quote – you won’t be disappointed!
Nothing beats the look of natural wood as an enhancement to your home. If you’re in the market for a new cedar or redwood deck give Lumber Out West a try. We only deal in high quality wood products and can ship mill direct eliminating the middleman cost. Plus you pay no sales tax in California. We can even add the option for pre-staining at the mill to save you money. Our toll-free number is 866-972-7301 or you can email us for a personalized 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.
Western red cedar is sold by the “grade” or quality of the milled lumber. When a tree is logged it is transferred to the lumber mill and sorted into separate piles depending on its’ quality. This separation allows the mill to take all the logs of a specific grade and mill them together saving time. The grades are separated by the quality of the wood which basically means knotty cedar or clear cedar. The knotty grades are used for fencing, decking, and structural support where the knots do not detract from the aesthetic look of the project. The clear grades are used when a more clean, finished look is desired whether for indoor paneling or outdoor siding and decking.
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.
Western Red Cedar (WRC) decking substantially outperformed composite decking in each of the seven criteria tested and was by far the product with the least environmental impact when compared with both virgin and recycled wood-plastic composite decking products. Even after subjecting the cedar decking results to a ‘worst case’ scenario in which WRC required the replacement of 20% of boards in normal service and periodic application of coatings, the environmental impact results remained strongly favorable to Western Red Cedar over the ‘best case’ scenario for composite decking.