Need more reasons to switch to redwood?
There are lots of choices when it comes to building materials. Plastics, composites, wood, metal, and concrete – the list goes on. If there are so many options, you may ask yourself, Why Redwood? And more than just redwood, why Humboldt Redwood? There are lots of reasons to choose Humboldt Redwood! Read on to learn more and decide for yourself:
Naturally Strong and Durable
Strength and durability are two of the most important factors when choosing decking materials. Humboldt Redwood possesses shear strength up to five times greater than plastic decking materials. In addition, the strength of Humboldt Redwood allows for 24” spans from joist to joist. Plastic decking requires 16” spans and in some cases no more than 12” spans. That’s like building a deck under your deck and results in more materials, labor, and costs.
What are some of the words used to describe real redwood? Try “unique”, “beautiful”, “rich”, “warm”, and “authentic”. Plastic decking materials are most often extruded, repeating a common pattern over and over again. Humboldt Redwood decking and fencing on the other hand is completely unique from board to board. Each possesses its own color, texture, and grain pattern, and each is inherently beautiful!
Safe and Comfortable
Humboldt Redwood has a thermal conductivity of 0.63 compared to 1.57 for plastic decking (anything over 1.00 conductivity is too hot for bare feet in the summer sun). This means a Humboldt Redwood deck can be enjoyed even on the hottest summer days. In addition, Humboldt Redwood has earned a Class B fire rating and may be used throughout the state of California’s identified Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) areas where fire danger is more acute. Read our Redwood Decking Fire Standards brochure for additional information.
Environmental stewardship is the cornerstone of Humboldt Redwood lumber products. The forestlands, manufacturing, and distribution operations of Humboldt Redwood are certified to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®). Humboldt Redwood lumber products maintain FSC certification from the forest through manufacturing and distribution. FSC certified lumber may be identified by looking at the barcode labels on the ends of the boards. These barcode labels will display the unique FSC tree logo. You may also ask a lumber yard or retail store associate for assistance finding FSC certified Humboldt Redwood lumber products.