cedar, cypress, accoya and kebony for exterior applications
reSAWN offers several sustainable, durable options for real wood exterior cladding. All of our exterior cladding products are finished in the USA, in our facility in Telford, PA. We use domestic wood species whenever possible, including Cypress from the Southern US, Wester Red Cedar from the Pacific Northwest, and Atlantic White Cedar from the the coastal plain regions of the Eastern US. Our diverse offering includes modified pine from Accoya & Kebony which have been developed specifically for exterior applications. reSAWN’s products have been meticulously designed using modern finishes and incorporating reSAWN’s many years of experience in the architectural & design specification market. Click here to receive a price quote or place an order:
Accoya® wood is the result of decades of research and development that has brought together a long-established, extensively proven wood modification technique and leading-edge patented technology – acetylation to create a high performance wood, ideal for outdoor use and challenging applications. By significantly enhancing the durability and dimensional stability of fast-growing and abundantly available certified wood species, Accoya® wood provides compelling environmental advantages over slow-growing hardwoods (which are often unsustainably sourced), woods treated with toxic preservative chemicals, and non-renewable carbon-intensive materials such as plastics, steel and concrete. All our CHARRED Accoya® products are FSC certified and come with a 50-year warranty on the wood when used above ground; 25-year warranty when used at/below ground level.
Much of Kebony wood’s enhanced performance characteristics stem from the patented modification process they have adopted. Differing from other modified wood products, Kebony uses furfuryl alcohol as its modifying agent. Furfuryl alcohol is a non-toxic, bio-based fuel that impregnates the wood’s cells through a vacuum pressure treating process. When the impregnation is finished, the resulting cells are slightly changed, and that results in changes to the physical and mechanical properties of the wood byproduct. Kebony is beautiful wood recommended by leading architects. Kebony’s performance has been proven in a variety of applications, including decking and cladding, because of its high-quality characteristics.
Western Red Cedar and Atlantic White Cedar are well-known for their durability and beauty as natural wood cladding materials. They are naturally resistant to rot, decay, and insects and displays crisp yet superbly rich, tonal properties.
Cypress is notable for its color consistency, density and hardness. Although cypress is a softwood, it grows alongside hardwoods and traditionally has been grouped and manufactured with hardwoods. The oils in cypress’ heartwood make it one of the most durable woods when exposed to moisture conditions causing decay. Cypress trees are natives of the south. They are found primarily in wet, swampy areas along the Atlantic Coastal Plain from Delaware to Florida.