Lumber Showcase: Is Cedar Wood Good for Construction?

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Great for construction, cedar wood is a popular choice for contractors because of its versatility.

Great for construction, cedar wood is a popular choice for contractors because of its versatility. Beautiful and sturdy cedar makes a great foundation for any home or business because it has such a long lifespan. Here are some more reasons to consider cedar for your next project.

There are Different Types of Cedar

As with any construction material, it must be versatile. Not every building project wants the same type of materials. Luckily, there are two main types of cedar available on the market. The first type is eastern red cedar, named for its red and pink hues. Easy to cut, eastern red cedar is perfect for oddly shaped rooms or projects. The other type is northern white cedar which has hues from brown to tan to white, offering a light and dark range of colors. Again, this type of cedar is easy to cut but works best as an accent. An example would be for corners that you don’t need nails for.

Cedar Wood is Durable

Perfect for exterior siding, cedar wood is resistant to the environment. It does not warp, swell, decay, or what have you when the weather gets harsh. Many kinds of wood require protective coatings to prevent them from being affected by the weather. However, with excellent protective coatings from Fisher Lumber, your cedar will last even longer. 

Cedar is an Amazing Insect-Repellant Material

A wonderful byproduct of using cedar in your construction is that it contains oils that are repellant to insects. That means if you use cedar wood as exterior siding, you are lining your house with insect-repellant materials that look beautiful. Cedar wood oil is repellant to termites, ticks, mosquitos, and more.

Cedar is Sound-Resistant

Because of the unique make-up of cedar, it is able to absorb sound. Another reason to use cedar as exterior siding is you will be blocking out your neighbors. Sound blocking works both ways so you will gain more privacy if you use it. 

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