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. This makes it a great choice for any outdoor deck area.
Cedar Wood – Pros and Cons
There are a lot of homeowners who push for a natural wood deck like a cedar deck. And this make sense because it is quite beautiful. It’s a natural product that can last just as long as the man-made materials and is an attractive benefit for many who like that traditional wood look.
- Natural wood look that so many homeowners love- an organic product
- Resistance to rot that is natural to the wood
- Cedar doesn’t readily absorb water or any other moisture. Moisture is what warps, twists, cracks and rots wood- so cedar is more likely to fight against these issues and remain strong for approximately 20 years
- Although staining is often recommended to help further the life of your deck, the natural color won’t retain for long
- Cedar is a soft wood, which means it can be susceptible to scratches if furniture is frequently moved around.
- Decks that are low-lying, ground level or are constantly shaded can deteriorate faster because they dry out slower. They don’t absorb water readily, but it is still wood, and the longer and more consistently it is exposed to wood, the more vulnerable.
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Examples of Cedar Lumber
Western Red Cedar
Port Orford Cedar | Incense Cedar