Installing shutters in your home will not only add to its beauty. It may enhance the ventilation and safety of your property, too. Cedarwood is an excellent material for durable and reliable shutters. It is a versatile hardwood that can be used for just about any project. While it is commonly used in building furniture, its high-performing decking boards can be crafted to build shutters that can resist splitting and the elements, and add an element of style and elegance to your home.
The natural beauty of cedar wood shutters is a factor that makes them an easy choice for any home. With their finish, you do not have to worry about the shutters making your home look dated and old-fashioned. The straight and fine grain and uniform texture allow for an easier time nailing, sawing, or cutting the material. Cedar can be crafted into pieces that will make it easier to build structures that match your home’s architecture. Reputable manufacturers and suppliers of cedar boards, timber, shakes, lumber, shingles, and beams carry a large variety that should suit your requirements.
Cedarwood resists splitting, which can occur in typical wood as the result of fasteners. It is pitch-free, too, and the hardwood naturally resists decay. Cedar has a low density, which makes it good for insulation. And because it is lightweight, it is easier to work with, install, and finish. The wood may be rated only at 900 on the Janka scale when it comes to hardness. Despite this, it provides superb structural stability and shock resistance, while being difficult to break. This means an added layer of security to your home.
You do not have to treat cedar wood to keep it in good condition. It is one of the few species of wood that naturally performs well outdoors, and classified ‘durable’ by North American standards in building codes. This makes the shutters cost-effective to use in the long run due to their longevity.