Cedar Is Naturally Durable
Red cedar’s reputation for being a naturally durable wood makes it perfect for all outdoor projects. The wood is lightweight and valued for its high natural resistance and decay properties.
It is less susceptible to moisture, insect damage and fungi growth. Cedar is also water damage resistant and can successfully weather long periods of heavy rain and other weather extremes such as snow, hail and strong winds.
Western Red Cedar has twice the stability of other commonly available conifers. It maintains it’s original dimensions when subjected to weather fluctuations and resists twisting, warping and cupping.
It also has an extremely high thermal coefficient. In fact, Western Red Cedar outperforms other softwoods as well as concrete, steel and bricks in terms of thermal insulation and sound control. That means products such as greenhouses and conservatories will insulate better in the winter but remain cooler in the summer.