Advantage Lumber, LLC Now Offers Balau Redwood Decking and Siding

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Advantage Lumber, LLC now offers Red Balau wood decking and siding. Red Balau is a species of tropical hardwood native to Southeast Asia.

Advantage Lumber, LLC now offers Red Balau wood decking and siding. Red Balau is a species of tropical hardwood native to Southeast Asia. Despite its name, Red Balau wood turns brown within a few days of exposure to sunlight, giving it a similar appearance to the better known Ipe. This, combined with Red Balau’s much cheaper price, makes it an ideal alternative for budget-conscious homeowners who still want a high-end deck. Red Balau may not be as famous as South American hardwoods like Ipe, Cumaru, or Tigerwood, but its authentic looks and impressive, low-maintenance durability earn it a place alongside of the best decking materials.

Red Balau is just the latest in recent expansions to the product line from Advantage Lumber, LLC. Prior to introducing Red Balau, Advantage added teak decking and cladding to its range.

Advantage Lumber, LLC is dedicated to sustainable forestry. They select only the most suitable species that can be harvested in a responsible and environmentally friendly way. This goes for their Plantation Teak, which is planted in rows on tree farms for maximum sustainability, as well as their selectively harvested Red Balau.

A 2017 study determined that there are approximately 60,000 species of trees in the world(1). Of these, only around 1,600 are commercially exploited and traded for timber(2), and only a few hundred are well known to consumers. Many of these woods, including Red Balau, perform better than the more commonly used species, but most people are still unaware of them due to a lack of major marketing campaigns outside of local growing areas. This creates an opportunity for customers to grab a bargain before increased awareness of the amazing physical properties of these woods drives up demand and prices.

You can order Red Balau decking or siding by calling 1-877-232-3915, visiting AdvantageLumber.com, or stopping by one of their US factories where all of your decking products can be custom made.

(1)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10549811.2017.1310049

(2)https://globaltrees.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/TimberWorkingList-v2DImage.pdf

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