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March 4, 2012

Why we use southern yellow pine

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Southern yellow pine is simply an outstanding building material offering a variety of advantages over other woods and manmade materials, starting with the unique combination of good looks and superior performance.

Structurally, southern yellow pine is the best lumber available for lamination.  It’s more durable, flexible, and versatile than any other wood – it even outperforms aluminum and vinyl. Wood offers better insulating properties, too, without any special treatment.

Even though southern yellow pine is naturally strong, we make it even stronger by laminating it. That involves cutting the wood into thin strips length-wise and then gluing them together to make a solid beam. By doing this, any natural weaknesses in the wood, such as knotholes, are eliminated because the lamination process minimizes the individual weak spots to just the tiny thickness of a single lamination strip. The result is a substantially strengthened wooden beam that can be architecturally formed into graceful curved supports through a bending and shaping process. In fact, wood is more easily customized than aluminum or vinyl, enabling a unique, more personalized sunroom design.

To ensure that every laminated beam is of the highest quality, we hand-inspect each and every one and finish it to precise tolerances. This painstaking process ensures that every beam fits exactly during construction for enhanced beauty and to minimize any possible structural problems, drafts, and leaks.

The end result is a far superior sunroom that is unmatched in beauty, durability, insulation, and longevity.

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