Why Southern Yellow Pine?
Southern Pine lumber has been popular since Colonial times for a wide variety of applications. Favorable growing conditions, wise forest management, and efficient manufacturing ensure a continuous supply of high-quality Southern Pine products for future generations. Southern Pine is the preferred choice for today's design/build professionals.
Wood products are still the most cost-effective building material on the market today. Southern Pine is competitively priced because of abundant timber supply, manufacturing expertise, and established market preference.
Southern Pine has long been the preferred species for pressure treatment because of its unique cellular structure that permits deep, uniform penetration of preservatives. Some 85% of all pressure-treated wood produced in the U.S. is Southern Pine.
Dependable Strength and Stiffness
Southern Pine is the most tested wood species in the U.S. Design values for Southern Pine are comparable to other softwood species used in residential and commercial construction.
Southern Pine has the highest density of all commonly used structural lumber species, providing superior fastener-holding power and load-bearing capacity.
Southern Pine offers a distinct grain pattern and an appealing golden color. Because of its natural beauty, exposed Southern Pine provides architectural appeal.
Southern Pine is an abundant and renewable resource, growing in a vast band across the Southern United States from East Texas to Virginia. With these resources in close proximity to hundreds of Southern Pine lumber manufacturing facilities, there is convenient availability of building materials.
Southern Pine dimension lumber 2" and less in thickness must be dried to a maximum moisture content of 19%. This minimizes shrinkage associated with green lumber and provides long-term stability.
Southern Pine lumber is graded in accordance with the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) Standard Grading Rules for Southern Pine Lumber.
Green Building Material
Choosing domestic Southern Pine a product grown in the U.S. is not only a good environmental choice but also an opportunity to support local economies.
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