When you choose cedar, you're choosing to be green.
Independent studies prove that when it comes to environmental performance, natural wood is superior to synthetic products in every way. While other building materials generate greenhouse gasses, western red cedar actually removes greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere. And unlike brick, cement and composites, Real Cedar is renewable and biodegradable. All cedar forests are strictly managed to ensure that cedar remains one of the most sustainable building products available. In fact, well less than 1% of available Cedar is logged in a given year, and we have more cedar trees today than in history.
The benefits that come from building with Cedar are natural energy and carbon savings.
Carbon Summary for a standard 500 square foot 2x6 Cedar Deck:
Compare Western Red Cedar to other building materials:
All of our Cedar is SFI and fully supported by the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association