Redwood was once the premier material for deck builders. From the 1960's-1980's deck enthusiasts across the U.S. enjoyed the color, smell, and natural decay resistant properties of this beautiful wood. Redwood also has a very low shrinkage rate and is the most fire resistant material. Today it is very difficult to find old growth redwood material because there is a limited supply as most of the old growth forests have been cleared or are being protected. These majestic trees can live as long as 2,200 years and grow as tall as 380 feet.
Second growth trees do not perform nearly as well as old growth trees in natural resistance to decay. It is very difficult to find this material outside of the West Coast of the U.S. and Canada.