When you select northern white cedar,
you’ve chosen a wood that is naturally
resistant to all of nature’s elements

insects, mildew, weather, and more.
“Naturally resistant” means there is
no need to apply chemical preservatives
or insecticides
to your home.

However, pine logs need to be “dip treated”
in chemicals due to the molecular makeup
of the wood, and require a costly and
time-consuming chemical maintenance
program. Treated pine logs can release
chemicals into the air you breathe in your
home – this process is called “out gassing.”
If you have concerns about the indoor
environment of your new home,
northern white cedar is the clear choice.

 
 
Northern white cedar logs can be up to
150 to 175 years old. The slow, steady
growth of cedar and its “closed cell”
structure make it a stable, durable wood
for your dream home. Cedar, like cork,
will not absorb water and become water
logged, which could lead to warping and
the growth of mold and mildew, resulting
in decay.

By choosing northern white cedar, you
avoid the serious shrinking, settling,
twisting and checking problems that
can occur in pine log homes. Pine is
basically a fast-growing tree
(only 18 to 20 years) that has a
high moisture content. When the pine
trees are milled into logs, the wood
continues to lose moisture. Serious
checking also occurs when pine logs
are kiln-dried to reduce moisture content.

With its superior dimensional stability,
your northern white cedar log home will
endure for generations. Bottom line:
Northern white cedar is the wise choice
.