Let us begin by destroying a commonly held belief just because lumber has been
"pressure-treated" and is now green in color does not mean it is all the same.
That incorrect analogy is somewhat like saying all cars are the same because they all have
Here is the gospel on McGee Lumber's treated lumber As you would expect, we will
start with only the finest construction grade of lumber that we can get #1 grade,
or better, Southern Yellow Pine. When you start with fine lumber you can produce an
excellent finished product (as opposed to starting with junk in the hopes that somehow you
can turn that junk into a good finished product).
In the second step of making McGee Pressure-Treated Lumber, has
made a radical change. In order to be more environmentally
friendly, McGee Pressure-Treated Lumber is treated with Copper
Azole (CA-B) rather than Chromated Copper Arsenate. Be sure
that you specify only Copper Azole any time you buy Pressure
Treated Lumber. While Copper Azole is relatively new in the
United States, it has a fabulous record in Europe and elsewhere.
McGee Pressure-Treated Lumber Is
The third step that sets us apart from most
pressure-treated wood is that after the wood is treated
it goes back into the lumber kiln to be dried again.
Why is this step important?
Pressure-Treated Lumber that
is dry when used will be stronger than non-redried Pressure-Treated
Lumber. Redried wood is more
dimensionally stable than non-redried (This is a fancy way of saying redried wood is less
likely to warp, twist and curl than non-redried).
Oftentimes with non-redried wood you
will have a problem with wood shrinking away from the nails as well as nails actually
working their way out of the wood. Not so with wood that is redried.
Finally, in all of our 2x4, 2x6, 5/4x6, 1x4, 1x6, and 1x8
Pressure-Treated Lumber, we pressure treat into
it a water repellant chemical. This added water repellency keeps the
Pressure-Treated Lumber new looking
Quality Pressure-Treated Lumber
Perhaps you have experienced seeing a brand new deck made from "economy"
treated wood. It looks great and the purchaser brags about how much money he saved by
searching around and finding the cheapest Pressure-Treated Lumber he could find. Perhaps then you
again saw that same deck in about three years.
it now looks like wood that is ready for the junk heap and the so called economy of the
wood has now become a situation where the decking must be replaced. What happened to the
economy? It disappears when the deck is replaced.
The moral of the story? You get what you
pay for. We honestly believe that our premium treated product is the least expensive
treated wood you can buy. The reason?
Our Pressure-Treated Lumber not only lasts longer
than an inferior product but we think that our treated wood will look better for longer.
Good looking and long lasting is much less expensive than cheap
Pressure-Treated Lumber that goes bad
We also have larger timbers 4x6, 6x6, and even 8x8
treated if your project requires these heavy timbers. Give us a call about these items.