Here at Sterritt Lumber, we would love to tell you about all amazing benefits of our cedar products. These benefits have made our cedar (Western Red) the primary option for exterior and trim jobs. Western Red Cedar has twice the stability of most commonly available softwoods. The stability of this amazing wood is a result of its low density and shrinkage factors. It lies flat, stays straight, and holds fastenings tightly.
In addition, Western Red Cedar produces long, lightweight lengths of timber with a fine, straight grain and uniform texture that make it easy to machine with ordinary tools. These features also contribute to its ability to be planed to a smooth surface or machined to any pattern. The lack of pitch and resin allows Western Red Cedar to hold glue bonds from a wide range of adhesives and provide a firm base for many types of paints and stains.
Western Red Cedar is one of the world’s most durable woods. Natural resistance to moisture, decay and insect damage has long made Western Red Cedar the premier choice for either interior or exterior home use. Fibers in the heartwood contain natural preservatives that are toxic to decay-causing fungi.
Western Red Cedar is one of the few wood species that are naturally at home in the outdoors. When properly coated, this material will last for many years, even in brutal climates. Its natural resistance to moisture, decay and insect damage make it the ideal choice for a surface that is exposed to sun, rain, heat and cold all year round. Because of this, genuine cedar is a perfect solution to an exterior siding or trim application!