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Ten Benefits of a Cedar Deck

The major ingredient of building a new deck is deciding which decking material to use. While every building material has its pros and cons, you should ideally select the material that suits your particular lifestyle and seamlessly matches your home design. Although Cedar wood decking can be pricey, it offers significant benefits to any renovation or new build. And with routine maintenance, a cedar deck maintains its warm colour and finish for a long time.
  1. Cedar is popular and aesthetically pleasing in all modern builds. A stunning cedar deck is an attractive selling feature and will hold its resale value when listing a home.
  2. Cedar decking won’t warp and split in a high moisture atmosphere like several other decking materials since it naturally repels moisture.
  3. Additionally, Cedar softwood is naturally resistant to insects and rot; therefore, it doesn’t require potentially toxic chemical treatments.
  4. Cedar decking requires less maintenance than certain other decking materials, an advantage to busy homeowners.
  5. The distinctive colour and look of cedar offers a pleasing atmosphere in which to relax and blends in exquisitely with nature.
  6. The aroma of Cedar is truly amazing—much nicer than many man-made decking materials.
  7. Homeowners and builders have the option of staining cedar in any colour of their choice, making it ideal to match with an existing building.
  8. Cedar can be left in its natural state and does not require pre-staining. Homeowners who appreciate the natural aesthetic will be pleased with the rustic appearance of an unstained cedar deck.
  9. Resistant to extreme temperatures and harsh weather conditions, property owners can rest easy knowing the durable cedar deck will still look great over the years with regular maintenance.
  10. The variety of grades in cedar decking boards provide a distinct look that will be unique to each build and not look like anyone else’s deck.
Cedar wood is timeless and organically beautiful with a pleasing scent of the great outdoors. The advantages of a Cedar deck are clear and that’s why homeowners and professionals often choose it over and over again. Undoubtedly, a gorgeous cedar deck will deliver years of enjoyment to you and your family and friends in your outdoor living space. Contact Longhouse today to get started.
Longhouse Specialty Forest Products

Welcome to Longhouse Specialty Forest Products Weekly Blog

Longhouse Specialty Forest Products

Here at Longhouse Specialty Forest Products we have a passion for the sustainably harvested coastal softwoods that we are proud to work with everyday.  With our new blog we hope to highlight the versatile, and innovative ways that costal softwoods are used in our local market, and around the world.  As the world turns to greener building materials, Vancouver Islands greatest natural resource is becoming more, and more in demand.  All of our products are sustainably harvested on local Vancouver Island woodlots, and all of our suppliers are members of the regulatory Vancouver Island woodlot association.  We believe that our little corner of the world produces the finest, and most beautiful softwoods, and we are proud to be ambassadors for these unique products.

We are truly a local company having been based in the Oceanside area for over 30 years, but the Jenkins family has been working in the forestry industry in this area for over 100 years.  We have seen many changes in the industry, and have worked hard to keep on top of the latest changes in our industry.

Feel free to post any questions or comments about coastal softwoods, pre-staining, or any other enquire below in the comments sections, we will do our best to respond to any and all questions.  Alternatively if your in the Parksville area, and would like to chat with owners Brian, and Moila Jenkins stop by our office (Open 8am-5pm Monday-Friday) .

Longhouse Specialty Forest Products OfficeCheck back very every week for info, pictures of projects, and more.  We look forward to sharing our passion for coastal softwood products with the world.

Office: 860 Sohier Rd Parksville, BC V9P 2B8