Why YellaWood®?

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There's a big difference between a house and a home.  A house is a structure where someone lives. A home, on the other hand, is where life happens, and it's the backdrop for some of your most cherished memories.  Catching lightning bugs on a warm summer evening, holiday meals shared around a crammed dining room table.  It's where you found out you're going to be a father and where you said goodbye to your faithful family pet.  Your home truly is where your heart is, and when it comes to your home, only the best will do.

That's why more homeowners choose to build with YellaWood® brand products.  That little "yella" end tag stands for quality, and when you build with the YellaWood® brand, you know your project is built to last.


YellaWood® brand products are available in a wide variety of grades depending on the strength and appearance requirements of your particular project.  Homeowners enjoy the benefits of these products in many different outdoor building projects including fences, outdoor furniture, decks, gazebos, garden edging, landscaping structures, picnic tables and play sets. And outdoor exposure testing provides peace of mind that products treated with micronized copper preservatives offer superior product benefits compared to other copper-based wood preservatives.

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Weathering Information

Thanks to a unique treating process, consumer can enjoy wood the way Mother Nature intended; meaning no more dark-green tint to wood.  This lighter color following treatment allows greater success for painting or staining your project to match your home.  Left unpainted, YellaWood® brand products will weather to a honey brown and eventually to a familiar, and often desired, gray.

Specialty Treatments

YellaWood® brand products are also available with built-in water repellents for extra protection from the elements. The factory-applied water repellent provides protection to all four sides of the board including those sides typically missed by a brush or spray-on repellent applied after installation. This gives consumers long-term performance and minimizes cracking, warping and twisting due to swelling and shrinking from weather cycles.

More homeowners are coming to recognize the benefits of building with products that have been kiln dried after treatment, or KDAT.  This process, which involves drying the lumber in a large oven following the pressure treatment process, allows you to build with a product that will not shrink after installation.  This controlled drying process minimizes the natural tendencies of pressure treated lumber to split, twist and cup as it dries out over time.

Another specialty treatment available with YellaWood® brand products is a factory-applied color pigmentation which gives the wood the beauty of cedar without the expense or the time spent staining.

Fastener Information

YellaWood® brand products exhibit corrosion rates on metal products similar to CCA treated and untreated wood.  For exterior applications, hot-dipped galvanized fasteners are recommended as a minimum.  Before you build, check local building codes and follow the fastener manufacturer's recommendations for their intended use.  YellaWood® brand products are also approved for use in direct contact with aluminum products in code-compliant applications that provide proper water drainage and will not be exposed to standing water or water immersion.  Learn more about selecting the proper fasteners.

Environmental Certifications

When you build with YellaWood® brand products, you're getting not only the best protection against rot, fungal decay and termite attack, but you're also building with a product that has earned a number of important environmental certifications.

Benefits of YellaWood®

  • Pressure treated with micronized copper azole
  • Proven performance in outdoor exposure testing
  • Available for Above Ground, Above Ground General Use, Ground Contact, Fresh Water and Critical Structural applications
  • Independent, third-party testing
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Lighter, more natural appearance
  • Improved painting and staining capabilities
  • Corrosion characteristics similar to CCA and untreated wood
  • Approved for contact with aluminum
  • Building-code compliant (ICC-ES Reports, ESR-1980, ESR-2240)
  • Specialty treatments: water repellent, KDAT or factory-applied pigmentation
  • Limited lifetime limited warranty for residential and agricultural applications
  • 15-year limited warranty for fences

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