A traditional wood deck is usually constructed of Redwood or Cedar. These two softwood species have been used in exterior construction in North America for over one hundred years. Generally, our redwood and cedar decking materials are more economical than some composite options and exotic hardwood decking and tend to create a more rustic appearance.
Cedar is aesthetically adaptable, and because of its marvelously rich tonal properties, it can blend seamlessly with outdoor sanctuaries, traditional home outdoor living areas, or cutting-edge architectures. It is also naturally resistant to rot, decay and insect attacks, making it a great choice for any outdoor deck area.
Redwood decking is popular because it stores more carbon than it emits over its lifespan, giving the homeowner a greener solution than standard decking. Redwood can also be easily stained repeatedly throughout its lifespan making it an affordable and sustainable option for your home.
Besides their appealing price point, traditional redwood and cedar decking materials are also highly durable and make an excellent choice for exterior construction due to the natural resins in cedar and redwood that helps prevent rot and decay. They perform much better than cheaper woods, like spruce, pine and fir, that are commonly sold by bigger suppliers. If you are interested in learning more about traditional redwood and cedar decking materials, contact a decking specialist today!
When it comes to your deck, you want a material that is long lasting and durable. Traditionally, decks are built with Cedar for those reasons exactly. Cedar can withstand a lot of wear and tear and does not split or warp in most climates, whereas other species of wood has the tendency to be damaged in certain climates. Aside from the benefits of its durability, stability, and easy upkeep- Cedar has the natural aesthetic of traditional wood, the occasional wood knots, and beautiful wood grain.