It is not uncommon for our customers to ask, “Why use pressure treated wood?” The easy answer is that pressure treated wood is almost always the best option for a wide range of building applications. In addition, pressure treated wood is required by local building codes for many types of construction projects. To learn more about why you should use pressure treated wood, read on:
Pressure treated wood has been used for decades in a wide range of residential, commercial, and industrial construction projects. Buildings must face the natural elements – air, fire, earth, and water – and stand up to them. The approved preservatives in pressure treated wood are specially formulated to fight against these elements to keep your home, office, barn, and other buildings, safe, comfortable, and solid for decades to come.
Pressure treated wood is code compliant and most products are backed by a limited warranty when properly installed. Pressure treated wood is available in both ground contact and above-ground formulations; you should always check local building codes for requirements and specifications before building.
Pressure treated wood is an exceptional value when compared against more expensive options such as concrete and steel. With a low weight to high strength ratio, pressure treated wood can be used for load-bearing, structural applications, and it costs less than other options. And, because pressure treated wood is easy to handle, transport, and store, it also costs a lot less to install.
Allweather Wood pressure treated wood offers the most consistent quality in the industry. Our top-tier manufacturing processes and innovative approach to treating lumber mean that we are able to provide the best, most consistent quality available on the market. To learn more about Allweather Wood, please download the free, informative Allweather Wood Brochure.
Have more questions about why you should use pressure treated wood? Please Contact Us. We look forward to working with you to specify pressure treated wood for your important construction projects.