A deck made with Interfor Western Red Cedar, one of the world's most beautiful woods, is apt to be one of the best looking decks in the neighborhood. But Western Red Cedar decks have much more going for them than good looks alone. Extending living space to the outdoors, integrating home and landscape, making use of damp or uneven terrain and giving a contemporary look to a traditionally- styled home are just a few of the ways that decks make life a little better.
Once the decision has been made to build a deck, the choice of decking material is just as important as good design and quality construction. In today's environmentally conscious society, the natural choice is Western Red Cedar. Unlike plastic or composite decking which come from non-renewable petroleum based materials, Western Red Cedar is renewable and biodegradable.
All wood used in the outdoors must be protected against decay and insect attack. Not only is Western Red Cedar one of the few woods with its own preservative oils, this means there is no need for chemical treatments that may leech into the ground. Cedar is free of pitch and resin which makes it an excellent base for protective coatings. It is the most stable of British Columbia's softwoods, so Western Red Cedar decks stay flat and straight and resist checking.
Western Red Cedar decks are firm but resilient underfoot, not hard and unyielding. The wood is light weight, easily worked and ideal for almost all types of finishes. It has an elegance that complements any architectural style and a beauty that blends into all landscapes.
Don't be fooled by limited warranties or claims of "maintenance" free. Western Red Cedar has centuries of proven performance which cannot be said of new man made products. Further, all outdoor materials (including composite decking) require modest but regular care and maintenance. On a like for like basis, Western Red Cedar requires a similar level of maintenance to alternative decking materials; however, only Western Red Cedar offers a natural beauty that will enhance any home.
Manufactured to exacting standards, Interfor's Elite Knotty Western Red Cedar decking offers an enduring, unparalleled natural beauty. It is available as either green or kiln dried.
Interfor's Regal AK Knotty Western Red Cedar decking offers a value alternative without sacrificing the legendary beauty of a knotty Cedar deck.