Lumber Out West can deliver quality, high-end western red cedar siding to the state of Michigan cheaper than any of our competitors. Our low overhead and mill-direct delivery system allows us to give contractors and homeowners the opportunity to own the best cedar species in North America. Western red cedar has richer color and fewer knots than the other cedar species normally sold in the midwest and east coast. Give us a try @ 775-386-8132 or email us for a custom quote – you won’t be disappointed.
Lumber Out West delivers to all areas of California and can save you money. We charge no California sales tax and our mill direct delivery system means we can beat the price of your local lumber yard for quality, high-end cedar and redwood custom milled products including siding, decking and paneling. Give us a call @ 775-386-8132 or email us 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.
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.
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.