ProWood Blog

Understanding KDAT

Posted 06/08/2018 by Jase DeBoer

What is it? Not all pressure-treated lumber is created equal. KDAT stands for Kiln Dried After Treatment. KDAT lumber has ALL the same weather-beating durability as traditional treated wood, but with the added bonus of being kiln dried. Kiln-dried lumber is less prone to shrinking, cupping or warping after being installed. Here’s what you need to know: KDAT keeps your projects looking better, longer. It’s lighter in weight, making it easier to handle, cut and work with. ...

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The Best Hidden Fastener for Treated Wood Decking

Posted 03/18/2014 by prowoodlumber@ufpi.com

With all the effort put into selecting the right deck boards and railing systems for a deck, builders and do-it-yourselfers sometimes overlook one of the most important aspects of deck construction: fasteners. And while the type of fastener is important, how you secure those fasteners is just as important. The CAMO® Hidden Deck Fastening System is the first and only hidden deck fastening system to be exclusively recommended with ProWood® pressure-treated wood decking.  The CAMO syst...

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Benefits and Uses of Pressure-Treated Wood Lattice

Posted 06/19/2013 by prowoodlumber@ufpi.com

Treated wood lattice is an easy, versatile way to lend beauty, privacy and dimension to an area without blocking airflow or confining the space. Because lattice has so many uses, Universal Forest Products offers a wide selection of lattice panels, including garden, heavy-duty, and privacy lattice. All are secured by galvanized staples and feature-finished corners. Caps and dividers are also available for framing your lattice. Universal's ProWood pressure-treated wood lattice retains its natu...

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Add Value and Style to Your Home with Color Treated Decking and Fencing

Posted 05/31/2013 by prowoodlumber@ufpi.com

Sunny days and clear skies are perfect for making exterior home improvements. Homeowners want to use their time and money wisely, so it’s important to choose projects that don't require a whole lot of maintenance and have a good return on investment. Consider a top exterior project that will increase your home’s value and curb appeal – like a color treated lumber deck or fence. And, because you won't have immediate maintenance like staining or sealing, you’ll get more t...

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Why ProWood Dura Color Treated Lumber Is Right for Your Next Building Project

Posted 05/16/2013 by prowoodlumber@ufpi.com

Say goodbye to annual staining of your treated lumber deck or fence when you build with ProWood Dura Color™. ProWood Dura Color pressure-treated lumber isn’t pre-stained; instead, the color is driven deep into the wood fibers during the pressure-treating process, penetrating the wood through-and-through and allowing the natural characteristics of the wood to remain visible.  Best of all, ProWood Dura Color features a two-year color-assurance limited warranty and a lifetime limit...

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Pre Stained Fencing - Avoid the Mess: Look to ProWood Dura Color

Posted 04/05/2013 by prowoodlumber@ufpi.com

ProWood® Dura Color™ fencing may look like it's pre-stained, but it's actually colorized to a cedar or redwood look during the pressure-treating process. ProWood Dura Color is the latest advancement in pressure-treated lumber.  Not only is Dura Color fencing treated with an EPA-registered wood preservative system to protect against termite attack and rot, it’s also color-infused, so pigment is driven deep into the wood fibers, creating beauty that’s guaranteed ...

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ProWood – A new standard for pressure treated lumber

Posted 03/07/2013 by prowoodlumber@ufpi.com

Universal Forest Products touts its ProWood® brand of premium pressure-treated lumber as "Professional Grade." Why is ProWood better? ProWood is made with superior quality lumber that's consistently treated to the highest industry standards. ProWood pressure treated lumber is perfect for serious do-it-yourselfers and contractors, alike, and backed by a lifetime limited warranty. ProWood is quality lumber treated with the world’s leading preservatives recognized for their endur...

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Dura Colors' beauty outlasts cedar. And redwood. And (insert species here)…

Posted 08/11/2010 by dgauthier@ufpi.com

You stand back and admire the beauty of the new wood fence you just put up. How long will that nice, warm wood glow last? Depending on where you live and the intensity of the weather cycles, not long. And not long might mean several months.  Whether you stain a fence yourself—and for God’s sake, don’t paint it unless you like doing a bi-annual imitation of Huck Finn—or buy “pre-stained” pickets for your wood fencing, remember that the stain will likely f...

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ProWood Borate Pressure Treated Lumber - Your First Line of Defense

Posted 12/14/2009 by dgauthier@ufpi.com

The last thing a homeowner or builder wants to worry about is termites destroying all the hard work they've put into a structure. A great way to guard against these tiny terrors is with ProWood® Borate treated lumber from Universal Forest Products. Using ProWood Borate products is the best way to build a structural shell with the protection of your home in mind. ProWood Borate is specially treated with environmentally-safe borates to resist the formidable Formosan termites, whose colonies ...

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