Is it a good idea to build with redwood?
Redwood is the fastest growing crop tree in the United States, so it’s actually the best wood to use.Few other building materials display the combination of beauty, warmth, durability and versatility inherent in real redwood. Redwood is also an all natural, renewable resource.
The rich color of redwood is legendary. Every redwood board is unique, one-of-a-kind. Such distinction cannot be matched by man-made, alternative products. The beauty and warmth of real redwood speaks for itself.Redwood is inherently durable. Redwood is naturally resistant to insects and decay. Additionally, Redwood has excellent “dimensional stability,” which means that it shrinks and swells less than other woods when exposed to water. Wood acts like a sponge. When it absorbs moisture it swells and when it loses moisture it shrinks. Redwood has thinner cell walls which shrink and swell less than other woods. This means redwood is less likely to warp, split, cup or check.