Steel & Glas, Inc.
White Cedar Decking
White Cedar - High Quality Decking
A deck is a wonderful way to extend the living space of the house to the
outside. The right choice of material, combined with quality construction
and effective design can produce a functional, aesthetically pleasing deck.
White cedar is the best decking material available.
It would be wrong to think that because white cedar is soft it is not durable.
The natural preservative oils in white cedar make it one of the most decay
resistant, durable woods available. Though firm underfoot, it is
not hard and unyielding and therefore more comfortable to walk, sit or
lie on. And because the preservative oils in white cedar are natural,
there are no chemicals leaching out from the wood's surface. Moreover,
the supple texture make white cedar extremely stable and an unlikely candidate
for warping, or checking. Because it is soft, installation is simpler
and easier, requiring no screws and only nails that can be effectively
blind nailed for an elegant decking surface. Free of pitch and resin,
white cedar also holds paints and treatments exceptionally well.
Lastly, white cedar is known for its resistance too splintering making
it confortable to walk or lie on. This is a property that even red
cedar and redwood cannot claim.
White cedar is the only wood that naturally weathers a light silver gray.
As other woods turn a mottled dark gray or black, white cedar remains light
in color. This creates a marvelous visual effect with minimal maintenance.
Employing blind nailing can further enhance the elegance of a white cedar
deck. We offer our decking in three grades: ~clear, ~pin knot clear ~knotty.
We also supply clear old-growth redwood and cypress. The redwood
is clear, all heart, vertical grain and is reclaimed from dismantled structures.
The cypress is from reclaimed logs that have been submerged in the swamps
of the deep south for decades. These woods also maintain exceptional
Wood, Steel & Glas, Inc.
9 Old Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
Tel 203 245 1781
Fax 203 245 0755
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