Why Western Red Cedar For Your Cedar Pergola?
You should consider a cedar pergola kit using our high quality Western Red Cedar. Basically, it is beautiful, and its ability to accept stains, means its beauty comes in many hues. As one of North America's most durable woods, it lasts for decades and even centuries. Light in weight, uniformly textured, straight-grained and containing no resin, Western Red Cedar is easy to work with, and has a wide variety of uses.
It is a favorite material of architects and builders, but they may not agree on why. With Western Red Cedar, it's difficult to decide which of its many qualities is best. Here's why.
Western Red Cedar is beautiful, in both sight and scent. No man-made material can duplicate the depth of Western Red Cedar's natural luster. Its subtle, natural aroma is another hallmark of its universal appeal.
It's one of North America's most durable woods. Natural resistance to deterioration has long made Western Red Cedar the premier choice for either interior or exterior home use. These compounds also give the wood its distinct aroma. Properly finished, Western Red Cedar will last for decades, even in harsh environments.
It lays flat and stays straight. The even grain and relatively consistent density make Western Red Cedar less likely to swell, warp, cup and twist than other soft and hardwoods. As a result, it retains a distinguished appearance that lends a mark of quality to any home.
In finishes, Western Red Cedar offers a rainbow of choices - perfect for cedar pergolas of all shapes and sizes. Though rich in extractives that enhance durability, Western Red Cedar is free of the pitch and resin found in other softwoods. That makes it ideal for a wide range of finishes. From lightly toned clear solutions to two-coat solid colors, cedar ranks at the top in its ability to accept and maintain a finish.
Builders and homeowners around the world continue to appreciate the natural beauty of Western Red Cedar, a wood with roots of use that date back centuries to the Native Americans who first named it the "Tree of Life." Today, Western Red Cedar also provides unmatched durability and versatility - qualities that make it perhaps the most beloved and valued of the building woods.