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.
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.
Knotty cedar presents a more rustic appearance and is typically supplied green (unseasoned) in the appearance and structural grades. When required, seasoning is achieved by air-drying except for grades of Light Framing and Structural Joists and Planks which are available kiln-dried.
Cedar, Western Red Vertical Grain
Species: Cedar, Western Red Thuja Plicata
Thuja plicata, commonly called Western or Pacific red cedar, giant or western arborvitae, giant cedar, or shinglewood, is a species of Thuja, an evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae native to western North America. An ideal exterior wood for just about any application.
Below is a picture of a customer’s house resided in western red cedar “A”& better clear heart vertical grain – beautiful!