See our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information about Mendocino redwood.
Why Redwood? There are lots of compelling reasons to choose Mendocino redwood!
Redwood is a beautiful, long-lasting solution for your deck, fence, landscaping, garden or other outdoor project. 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.
Redwood is a favorite with builders because it is lightweight, yet strong. It is easy to saw, nail and drill. Redwood has little or no messy pitch or resins. Use redwood because it is easy to paint, stain and glue. No other softwood holds paints, stains and other coatings better than redwood.
Redwood is a sound environmental choice. Redwood is a renewable, recyclable and biodegradable resource. Mendocino redwood is grown and harvested in accordance with some of the highest environmental standards in the world. From conserving energy to absorbing greenhouse gases, no other building material offers the environmental advantages that come naturally with redwood.
Another advantage of redwood is that it meets California’s most recent and strict fire codes. Redwood has been thoroughly tested and found to be safe; Redwood has earned Class B compliance. Redwood is safe to use even in California’s Wildland-Urban Interface areas. You may also download an informative brochure about redwood’s fire compliance.