Questions & Answers
Questions and Answers
Q: What are the benefits of Cedar?
A: There are three main benefits to cedar – beauty, durability, sustainability. First and foremost, Cedar is absolutely stunning. It is eye catching and has beautiful color, tones, and grains that just look appealing to the human eye. It is one of the simplest ways to add a level of luxury to your life. Secondly, Cedar contains natural oils and resins that make it naturally resistant to insects, rot, and decay. It naturally performs well in exterior environments and lasts for decades without any needed sealants or protectants. Finally, Cedar is a sustainable building product. It’s grown by nature and naturally stores and removes an IMMENSE amount of Carbon from the atmosphere. Every time you use Cedar, you are doing a little part to take Carbon out of the atmosphere.
Q: Why should I buy from you?
A: Our primary focus is on quality and sustainability. In regards to quality, we focus on sourcing the highest quality products with the best appearance and the best long-term performance. Furniture is a good analogy for building materials. You can always buy low-priced and low-quality furniture, but the lifespan is always very short. Higher quality furniture is more cost up front, but with a significantly longer lifespan, making it a better overall investment. Cedar is very similar, and quality products yield a better investment. Additionally, we’re very focused on sustainability and ensuring that the products we sell are carbon negative and harvested in a thoroughly planned 250-year sustainable cycle.
Q: How do I get a quote for material?
A: You can fill out this form [Online Form] online, call us directly at 314-706-5804, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and from there we will do the legwork to provide you a quote for your project.
Q: Can I get this delivered to me?
A: Yes – absolutely. We have designed this platform so that you can do everything from the comfort of your couch and get material delivered directly to you. If you’re in our local dealer network, you can get local delivery. If you’re outside of our network, you can get trailer delivery, but unloading the trailer would be your responsibility.
Q: Can I get clear Cedar from you?
A: We do not focus on clear Cedar, and most of the times customers think they want clear until they see the price. Besides some select products, the vast majority of what we sell is Knotty Appearance Grade Cedar.
Q: Who can I talk to if I have a question?
A: We have real live people who are available to help and answer questions. You can call us at 314-706-5804, email us at email@example.com, or fill out an online submission.
Q: Where can I find a contractor for installation?
A: We are building out our preferred contract database and you can find some here [Link to find Contractors]. Keep in mind these are only available in certain geographies. We hope to have a larger list of contractors available soon.
Q: What is the difference between Western Red Cedar and other Cedar?
A: Western Red Cedar is a specific species of Cedar grown predominantly in coastal British Columbia. Western Red Cedar is considered the gold standard of Cedar because of appearance, performance, and log size. Western Red Cedar is your traditional auburn and burnt orange color. It’s absolutely packed with special resins and oils that make it naturally resistant to insects, rot, and decay. It’s also a very large tree species, so it more easily yields large timbers and wide 12” dimension and boards.
Eastern Cedar is another common species you’ll see out there, and it has a purple and psychedelic look to it. It’s mostly small trees so only yields smaller dimensions. It contains a lot of sap wood which rot and decays the fastest, so you lose longevity with Eastern Cedar.
Japanese Cedar, also known as Sugi, is of similar appearance to Western Red Cedar, and performs well. It too has a smaller tree profile so only yields certain dimensions. The biggest drawback is transportation as it has to be shipped across the Pacific and is less sustainable than Western Red Cedar.