The Many Uses Of Vertical Cedar And Vertical Cedars
Western red cedars are recognised throughout New Zealand as a high quality exterior cladding material having a proven track record for versatility and performance. The range of modern western red cedars now available, from flat shingle shakes to wide rustic weatherboard profiles, cedars deliver an unmatched combination of style and long-lasting performance. Cedar is a versatile building material that offers flexibility for application in all sorts of buildings from private homes to public structures such as schools, businesses and government buildings. Its naturally aromatic nature means it complements almost all building applications with ease, providing a clean, fresh feel and welcoming atmosphere. Further characterised by a naturally tight grain pattern, western red cedars are highly durable and can withstand extreme weather conditions without developing any rot or mould.
Cedar is an excellent choice for vertical cedar cladding because of its versatility. It can be used to enhance any type of building, from traditional residential properties to modern office and commercial developments. Cedar can be sourced from plantation trees grown on different climates throughout the world. Therefore it is very flexible in terms of where it is sown and harvested. Western red cedars have a very short lifespan when exposed to exposure to direct sunlight so are often treated with insecticide during the initial growing phase to prevent them from deteriorating or rotting.
There are two main types of vertical cladding – flat shingle and wide rustic weatherboard. Flat shingles are manufactured using vertically spaced, thin wooden slats, whereas rustic weatherboard panels are made using tightly woven strips of wood bonded to metal trimmings. Both styles of vertical cladding create a contemporary look, which is further enhanced by the use of decorative timber effects such as raised ridges and scroll lines. The flat shingles are slightly more durable and therefore may be used for applications requiring relatively long-term stability. However, wide rustic panels offer a more organic, earthy look, which is also suitable for more transient building structures.
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The primary benefit of vertical cedar paneling is its durability and strength. Cedar cladding is one of the most durable building materials available. Despite its strength, however, it is not immune to damage caused by water, fire and wind. Hence it is advisable to invest in special coatings to prolong the life of your panels. In addition, these special coatings make the panels easier and safer to install, clean and repair.
Cedar also comes in a wide range of styles. Traditionally, cedars have been painted in shades of white or light brown. However, in recent years, many cedars have been painted in more exotic colours to cater to the growing demands for more unusual and stunning designs. Vertical cedars can be made into panels that have a steeply pitched design. Alternatively, a more traditional two or three panel design may be preferred for an even more dramatic effect.
Because cedars are naturally low maintenance trees, they are suitable for both residential and commercial applications where their use involves a lot of human interaction with the tree or the products created from its wood. As such, it is possible to find vertical cedar lumber in a range of styles that can suit any setting. For example, some vertical cedars have a more open, natural appearance. Others are more linear and are designed to appear more finessed in their profile. Some cedars are patterned to create a wide array of unique patterns.
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Vertical cedars are also popular in the creation of window panes due to their wide range of availability and relatively low cost relative to other lumber types. They are often used for framing wide range of fabric coverings and for creating vertical blinds and shutters that are very effective at keeping sunlight and temperature out of a room while still allowing airflow to enter the space. In this way, they provide an excellent solution for increasing the efficiency of buildings as well as helping to keep the cost of cooling and heating down. In addition to being cost effective, they are also very simple to install and to maintain over the long term. This is another reason why they are frequently used in new buildings and renovation projects.
Burnt cedar cladding can also be used in the construction of decks and on building structures that require stability. Their unique straight upright shape makes them ideal for arbors that help to provide extra support to deck corners and are useful in retaining walls and other structural components. It is also possible to find cedars that are used as planters in gardens, and in this form their versatility proves very useful. As such, they offer a wide range of applications that are suitable for almost any type of structure.