Decking – Redwood and Cedar

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Advantages:

  • Redwood and cedar heartwood has glowing color,
  • Handsome straight grains
  • Natural resistance to rot and insects.
  • Boards are easy to cut and can be left untreated to weather naturally.
  • Life span is easily more than 20 years.

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Disadvantages:

  • Both are expensive.
  • Redwood sapwood – the newer wood closer to the bark – rots when exposed for sustained periods to moisture.
  • Cedar sapwood breaks down quickly in moist conditions.

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