If you’re looking for durability and aesthetic superiority, you simply can’t go wrong with cedar. When it comes to roofing, cedar shakes and shingles offer not only excellent resistance to severe weather conditions, but their exceptional beauty makes them an extremely popular choice for Atlanta homeowners. (more…)
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Are you building a deck? Considering your options for materials? Classic materials like pressure-treated lumber may be cheap – but they’re not exactly the modern choice when it comes to building a new deck. (more…)
Trex Transcend Deck Railing Benefits
Trex Transcend Deck Railing is nothing short of a total revolution when it comes to comprehensive decking solutions. Crafted with modern technology, innovative design, and a long-lasting, durable construction in mind, Trex Transcend Deck Railings allow you to create a truly extraordinary deck. (more…)
The Big Green Egg smoker is a versatile, modular outdoor cooking solution
Based on the Japanese tradition of mushikamado grills, Big Green Eggs serve as a grill, and oven, and a smoker combined into one compact, convenient package. From slow-smoked barbecue pork to pizza, the Big Green Egg does it all. (more…)
Cedar wood & timbers is and has been one of the top wood selections for outdoor living spaces due to its weather & insect repelling nature
When it comes to outdoor furniture or building, cedar lumber is undoubtedly the best choice. Thanks to its natural resistance to water, bugs and decay, cedar lumber can withstand almost any pests and weather conditions and, compared to many other types of materials, is far more likely to retain its original appearance and vibrant colors.
When building outdoor spaces, regardless of the scope or size of the project, Atlanta homeowners should look for the 4 key benefits of using cedar: sustainability, durability, versatility and, of course, aesthetics. When it comes to wood, cedar lumber is a definite winner, covering all four. Real cedar is highly revered and durable material that is also resistant to those Georgia pest and insects, as well as decay and rot, which makes it the ultimate choice when it comes to building long-lasting items that require little maintenance. (more…)
Cedar Decking and Posts
When it comes to any outdoor building project, cedar wood is an outstanding option to use according to most experts. Cedar lumber and timber is highly valued as a building material for many different reasons including the fact that it’s extremely insect resistant. (more…)
Composite decking material is sort of like the cellphone: In the late 1980s and early ’90s, both mobile phones and composite decking made marketplace inroads. Early versions of cellphones didn’t have cameras, and texting involved a lot more button punching. Initial lines of composite decking didn’t offer many color options, could be slippery and often got hot in the sun.
Cedar is an amazing building material. Boards, shingles and accents made of cedar can be incorporated into indoor and outdoor designs alike. The wood’s deep red, eye-catching tones provide a warm, homey feel no matter where it’s used—whether for the beams of an outdoor pergola or as indoor V-joint siding. It’s also an ideal material for gables, inlays or decking, according to Greg Couch, General Manager of Metro Building Products in Marietta, Georgia.
When it comes to decks, gazebos, and other outdoor building projects, you just can’t beat the look and feel of real, genuine wood.
Sure, there are composite materials and other alternatives that mimic natural wood, but it’s never quite the same. By itself, wood isn’t always the most durable material. It’s prone to water damage, fungal rot, insect damage, and other issues. Being a natural, degradable, renewable resource comes at a cost. (more…)