Best Practices & Installation Guidelines
To the best of our knowledge this information is accurate, however, due to the uniqueness of products grown in nature, it is the sole responsibility of the installer to select the appropriate product for any given installation and site condition. We recommend that the installer check and follow local building codes and apply Best Practices in handling and installing Coeur d’Alene Wood’s (“CdA Wood”) Xcelerated brand products. Additionally, installers should follow manufacturers recommended application and maintenance instructions when using finish and fastening products. Any guidelines provided by Coeur d’Alene Wood below are only suggestions and CdA Wood makes no representations or warranties regarding the applicability of your specific situation.
Xcelerated AYC CdA Wood primarily uses Alaskan Yellow Cedar (“AYC”) for its Xcelerated Exteriors brand of products. AYC is a specialty softwood that is distinctly different from other cedars in color, strength, hardness and rot resistance. Its yellow color, extreme strength, and dimensional stability have made AYC a favorite for exterior applications, including siding and trim, but it also has many interior uses as well such as accent walls, ceilings etc. AYC is notable for its durability and longevity. It is naturally resistant to rot, decay and insect damage. It resists splitting and slivering and is highly resistant to wear and tear. AYC is dimensionally stable. Warp, cup, twists and shrinkage are minimal. It is easy to cut, rip, mill and sand with regular woodworking tools. Alaskan Yellow Cedar beauty and elegance will last for decades.
Wood used as exterior siding can be expected to fluctuate somewhat in moisture content (based on season of year, weather, etc.) throughout its life. It will expand as it gains moisture and contract (shrink) as it loses moisture. To minimize shrinkage, warping, checking and splitting in the finished product, we recommend that Xcelerated Exteriors siding and trim be allowed to acclimate and air dry for at least 10 to 14 days (longer in damp or humid conditions), after being stacked on stickers in a dry area with good air flow. Lastly, cupping and splitting ends on a wood product is not uncommon, especially if the wood is not stored in preferable conditions or left unfastened to walls or ceilings.
Disclaimer of Endorsement and Liability: CDA Wood is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on the following recommendations. No guarantees or warranties, including (but not limited to) any express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use or purpose, are made by CDA Wood with respect to such endorsements or information. Cda Wood is not being compensated for any of these recommendations.
Recommended Sealants are as follows:
1. Lumber Seal by Agra Life (VOC Free & Non Toxic Eco Coating)
2. Boiled Linseed Oil
*We do not recommended using anything with Polyurethanes.
By using Xcelerated wood in your living spaces and work environments, you are reducing your exposure to potentially harmful VOCs that can have long-lasting negative impacts on your health.
Coeur d’Alene Wood is sold “AS IS” with no warranties expressed or implied, just like reclaimed wood. It is ultimately the responsibility of the purchaser to determine which Xcelerated products are best suited for the specific applications and how these products should be used and installed.