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Pergola OKC | Are Cracks in Cedar Pergolas Normal?

Cracks in cedar are very common, and people continue to use cedar for their pergolas OKC because they love the color and the beauty of the knots found in the natural dry wood. Cracks are completely normal and to be expected in your pergola. It comes with age and weather and it give it a lot of great character. There is nothing structurally unsound and it will hold up just as long with a few cracks as it would without them. It is best to trust the professionals to cut, treat and stain your cedar and coat the wood with a sealant. This will help to minimize the cracks in your cedar. A lot of the cracks that appear or do not appear have to do with the way that the cedar is cut and the way it is handled, primed, stained, painted constructed and installed. Cracks in cedar are very common, and people continue to use cedar for their pergolas OKC because they love the color and the beauty of the knots found in the natural dry wood. Cracks are completely normal and to be expected in your pergola. It comes with age and weather and it give it a lot of great character. There is nothing structurally unsound and it will hold up just as long with a few cracks as it would without them. Some people are bothered by the cracks that appear over time in their cedar pergolas, and others find the cracks add character to their pergolas and like the natural look. Exposure to dry air is a major source of cracking in cedar. When cedar is exposed to dry air, causing the exterior to slowly shrink. This eventually forms cracks. Cracks in cedar are very common, and people continue to use cedar for their pergolas OKC because they love the color and the beauty of the knots found in the natural dry wood. Cracks are completely normal and to be expected in your pergola. It comes with age and weather and it give it a lot of great character. There is nothing structurally unsound when you have cracks in your cedar, and it will hold up just as long with a few cracks as it would without them. Uneven drying causes cedar to split. If it is sealed properly it will minimize the splitting or the cracking or what some call checking. The wood is also in direct contact with the slab which will cause it to rot. There are many things that can cause cedar to crack and split and there are many ways to minimize it from the beginning and along the way. Cracks in cedar are very common, and people continue to use cedar for their pergolas OKC because they love the color and the beauty of the knots found in the natural dry wood. Cracks are completely normal and to be expected in your pergola. It comes with age and weather and it give it a lot of great character. There is nothing structurally unsound and it will hold up just as long with a few cracks as it would without them. Whenever possible, you can fill wide gaps, splits and cracks with slivers of the same kind of wood used in your project. You can buy various brands of paste-like wood filler that will disguise smaller gaps, cracks, and splits that appear in your cedar pergola OKC. It won’t take stain like wood, but a repair that runs parallel to the grain will blend in very nicely. Cracks in cedar are very common, and people continue to use cedar for their pergolas OKC because they love the color and the beauty of the knots found in the natural dry wood. Cracks are completely normal and to be expected in your pergola. It comes with age and weather and it give it a lot of great character. There is nothing structurally unsound and it will hold up just as long with a few cracks as it would without them. Some say that cracks in wood are like wrinkles on shirts—it proves that the material is real and natural and not fake and man-made. A sign of good cedar is the cracking and splitting of the wood. So you can always think of it as a good, positive attribute to your pergola OKC and not that it is poor quality or not structurally sound. Cracks in cedar are very common, and people continue to use cedar for their pergolas OKC because they love the color and the beauty of the knots found in the natural dry wood. Cracks are completely normal and to be expected in your pergola. It comes with age and weather and it give it a lot of great character. There is nothing structurally unsound and it will hold up just as long with a few cracks as it would without them. Another example is how really good homemade baked bread splits and cracks after it is pulled out of a hot over to cool. That is the best tasting bread you will ever eat. Just like western red cedar, it is the best cedar you can use to build your pergola, and it will have cracks and splits throughout. It is a good sign that means it is the best wood to use. Half of a living tree is made up of water, so when it is cut and dried, that causes it to crack. It is all part of the normal process of building with wood. The professionals at PMH have been installing custom pergolas in backyards for over fifteen years. They are the only outdoor living company with the most reviews and highest ratings in OKC. Call today to receive a free estimate for your cedar pergola. They can give you the complete rundown on cracks and splits in your cedar pergola OKC and why it is normal and natural.

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