If you're looking to renovate your home, or you're working on a building project that needs cladding, cedar cladding is the way to go.
There's a lot of benefits to using it, and as a sustainable product, it's eco friendly, too.
Here's how you can pick the right Western Red Cedar cladding supplier and get the right cladding for your next project.
The Benefits Of Cedar Cladding
There are a lot of reasons why you'd go with cedar cladding for your building project. It's sustainable, which is perfect for people who are looking to make their homes more environmentally friendly.
It's also easy to acquire, as many companies sell cedar cladding in all sorts of shapes and sizes. One of the best reasons to buy it is because it's easier than you'd think to install, and will look fantastic for years to come.
Buying Sustainable Cladding
The fact that cedar is sustainable is a good reason to buy it, but how important is it? It's more important than you'd think.
When you buy wood products to use in your project, that wood has to come from somewhere. A sustainable cedar cladding supplier will ensure that the wood they use comes from forests that are carefully maintained.
If a tree is cut down for timber, another tree should be planted in its place. This ensures that the forest will be around for generations to come, and ecosystems will be protected. There’s also reduced impact logging, which when conducted according to internationally recognised standards for sustainable forestry, notably the FSC, manage to keep a forest healthy.
Some companies aren't as fastidious as this, though. If a company isn't sustainable, they'll fell trees with no plans on how to replace them. This means that whole forests can be cut down quickly, with no plan on replacing the trees.
When this happens, the forests never recover and grow back the same way. This is why it's so important to buy from sustainable suppliers.
How To Pick The Right Cedar Cladding Supplier
Now you know what you need from a supplier, here's how you can ensure you pick the right person for the job.
- Look for certification: Sustainable suppliers will have certification from organisations like the Forest Stewardship Council. The logo should be on their website. You can also look on the organisation's website too to ensure they're registered.
- Talk to the supplier. Ask them where they get their wood from. Most reliable suppliers will be happy to talk to you about their timber sources.
- Look at the woods they supply: Cedar is a sustainable wood, so if the supplier sells this it's a good sign. If they sell mahogany or teak though, these can be warning signs, as this wood is much less environmentally sound.
- Look into the company's ideals. Do they believe in sourcing sustainable wood? Do they care about the environment? If they do, then you know you're buying from the right place.
Here at Ecochoice Specialist Timber Solutions, we believe in only sourcing wood from ecologically sound sources. If you buy with us, you know that you're helping protect the environment. Get in touch and we can tell you more about what we do.
Moreover, we supply Western Red Cedar from both Canada and the UK. So if you’re looking for a truly sustainable material, it’s best to choose locally grown Cedar. Ecochoice can deliver your cedar cladding to site, in a range of different profiles. The cladding boards can also be fire treated and painted or stained to a your desired colour.