Deck Builder Recommends Western Red Cedar in Most Projects

As a premiere patio and deck builder in the Montreal area, Patios Clotures typically recommends the use of western red cedar in the design and build of most client projects.

As a premiere patio and deck builder in the Montreal area, Patios Clotures typically recommends the use of western red cedar in the design and build of most client projects. According to Patio Clotures CEO and designer, Stephen Beauliu, western red cedar offers consumers the best return on their investment, since it is naturally long-lived and designed to stand up to the harshness of the elements.

Because adding a patio or deck onto the home is a popular upgrade that allows the homeowner to better enjoy the outdoors while adding to their property value at the same time, Patio Clotures remains committed to bringing value and beauty to clients who entrust them for their project. Western red cedar is an ideal wood for building such an outdoor structure because it is naturally resistant to the damage caused by pests and holds up beautifully, even in inclement weather and in harsh climates. This wood's dimensional stability lends it to outdoor construction, since it is resistant to shrinkage and will rarely check, warp, or twist.

Although utilitarian by nature, western red cedar is a handsome wood species that adds elegance and beauty to any property. Its elegant finish is derived from its natural oil content that allows it to weather with grace and dignity. It is not uncommon for a deck or other structure built from western red cedar to be standing and in great condition decades after it is erected. If properly finished and maintained as recommended, any design built using western red cedar will deliver worry-free service for decades into the future.

Stephen Beauliu is a renowned designer and CEO of Patio Clotures. He specializes in the construction of decking and patios using ipe wood and red cedar.