In addition to its wonderful aroma, cedar is one of the most beautifully colored woods. Western Red Cedar is noted for its pink to reddish color, which is sometimes intermixed with broad bands of amber, cream and brown. It is also extremely fine and straight-grained, and has great flexibility and strength in proportion to its weight, making it a sturdy and reliable building material. And because cedar is lightweight, you can add a large cupola to your roof without adding significant weight.
Western Red Cedar is the go-to building material for areas that experience high humidity or extreme temperatures. Its low density also means less heat is transported through the end, which means less heat escapes in the winter and cool air is contained during the summer.
Cedar wood can be left unfinished, but its durability is greatly increased by regular applications of sealer or paint. Because Western Red Cedar is pitch and resin-free, it can accept and hold a wide variety of colors and finishes to complement any home.