The exterior of a home is the face it presents to the world, defines the mood and character of the home's exterior and reflects the image desired by its owners. While a number of alternative wood products have hit the market in recent years, all-natural Western Red Cedar remains a popular choice for any number of landscape structures due to its exceptional beauty, versatility and durability.
One comprehensive line of distinctive Western Red Cedar is Weyerhaeuser's CedarOne® siding, decking, lumber and trim products. The elegant texture and fine grain of CedarOne® products can enhance a home's exterior, improve curb appeal and is a perfect choice for any number of exterior applications.
CedarOne® decking is an excellent choice as it brings an all-natural warmth and character to outdoor spaces. Properly maintained, it will last for years to come. Better yet, CedarOne® decking turns an ordinary backyard into a pleasant outdoor living space when filled with planter boxes of colorful flowers, herbs, vegetables, etc.
Placing some CedarOne® furniture just outside the main deck entrance provides a smooth segue between spaces and invites guests to move freely between the indoors and outdoors. Also, built-in CedarOne® benches add both style and function to your deck. They make a great way to capitalize on longer stretches of decking with unobstructed views.
Another distinctive and practical decoration method is to change the decking board direction; an angle change or unique board pattern provides subtle beautification. Lately, many homebuyers are requesting distinctive board designs like an octagon inlay underneath a cedar table - so unique, people often mistake it for a decorative rug.
All-natural western red cedar products like CedarOne® siding have long been revered for an aesthetic appeal and natural resistance against insect attack, decay, warping, cupping and twisting when properly installed and maintained. Better yet, CedarOne® siding serves as an excellent base for all type of paints and stains.
In fact, CedarOne® siding has a cedar grade to suit every application including: Premium Clear, Performance Clear and Premium Knotty. And in addition to the choice of grades, CedarOne® siding comes in a variety of styles as well.
The most widely used cedar siding type is bevel siding. It is produced by resawing lumber at an angle to produce two pieces, each with one edge thicker than the other. The resawing results in one face saw textured, while the other face is smooth. Bevel siding is installed horizontally and gives an attractive shadow line, which varies with the thickness of siding selected.
Another popular choice is board-and-batten siding, a vertical design created using wide clear or knotty cedar boards spaced apart with narrower "batten" covering the joints. There is no set board or batten width as various combinations are used to create different looks suitable for large and small-scale applications. Additionally, tongue-and-groove siding is usually manufactured in clear grades suitable for more formal, elegant appearances, especially when pieces are smooth-faced.
There are many additional methods to make the yard feel like a restful retreat. One of the easiest ways to brighten and improve the front and backyard is with easy-to-construct yardscape structures like: arbors, pergolas, gazebos, and window boxes, among others. Better yet, you can build yours in just one weekend.
These elegant structures can give an otherwise boring yard some classical character as well as seasonal charm. Homeowners choose the natural beauty of Western Red Cedar CedarOne® products over other alternative materials time after time. Western Red Cedar is stable, resilient, and naturally durable - better yet - cedar blends beautifully with trees, shrubs, plants and flowers.
Consider incorporating these ideas to provide your exterior the aesthetic look, charm and beauty of all-natural CedarOne® materials when purchasing your new home.
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