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Western Red Cedar

Definition

A very large tree native to the pacific northwest, whose wood is used primarily for outdoor applications such as roofing shakes and shingles, decks, posts, and siding.

Things you need to know

Western red cedar is a durable wood that is resistant to rot, decay, and insects. It is also versatile and can be finished many different ways.

Also known as

Thuja Plicata, Giant or Western Arborvitae, Canoe Cedar, Pacific Red Cedar, Shinglewood, Giant Red Cedar

Cost Considerations

In most parts of the country, western red cedar costs over three times as much as pressure-treated wood. On the west coast, it costs considerably less than in other areas.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.