There are lots of choices when it comes to building materials. Plastics, composites, wood, metal, and concrete – the list goes on and on. If there are so many options, you may ask yourself, why Humboldt Redwood? What makes Humboldt Redwood so special? Read on to learn why you should consider using Humboldt Redwood for all your outdoor living projects
Naturally Strong and Durable
Strength and durability are the most important factors to homeowners 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. Plastics require 16” spans and in some cases 12” spans. That’s like building a deck under your deck and results in more materials, labor, and costs.
Unique. Beautiful. Rich. Warm. Authentic. These are just a few of the words that come to mind when thinking about Humboldt Redwood. Just as no two snowflakes are alike, no two Humboldt Redwood deck or fence boards are alike either. Each contains a color, texture, and grain pattern all its own, and each is inherently beautiful.
Safe and Comfortable
Humboldt Redwood has a thermal conductivity of 0.63 compared to 1.57 of 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 Fire Safety 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. Humboldt Redwood lumber products that have been FSC certified may be identified by looking at the barcode labels on the lumber. The barcodes of FSC certified lumber 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.
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