1) Char Finish:
Its hard to find words that do justice in describing our CharWood finish. It is both unique in its aesthetic and practical in its properties. Really the best thing to do is to browse through the numerous photos we have in order to get an idea of the variation in color and tonality. We recommend reading our Frequently Asked Questions for more specifics about the performance and character of the finish. Furthermore, we are happy to ship you out a sample so that you can hold it in your hand and really see how the finish looks and feels. We only charge a small fee to cover the shipping costs – please use our samples request page.
2) Dimensions and Styles:
Doug Fir or Cedar are available in many different widths, lengths, grades, and styles. We have access to many different options, and can apply our CharWood finish to almost any length or dimension. For this reason, we are currently only manufacturing on a custom order basis. Please contact us with the specifics of your project, and we will be happy to email or talk with you on the phone in order to get you a custom quote for your project and your needs.
3) Properties of Doug Fir and Cedar:
Cedar wood fencing is very popular across the West and is sought-after for its combination of affordability, aesthetic appeal, and durability. Our CharWood fences come with a clear penetrant sealer applied and can be installed without any additional finish.
Cedar is the preferred choice for wood fences because of its striking natural beauty and durability. A renewable resource and naturally resistant to rot, decay, insects, and fire, CharWood Cedar is the perfect choice for property owners seeking a competitively priced, beautiful green product.
Doug Fir is another good option for fencing, as it is an extremely structurally strong wood that with our CharWood finish and proper maintenance can last for a long time.
Location, weather and UV exposure, and fence style all play a factor in determining fence durability, but you can rest easy knowing that our CharWood finish is thoroughly protecting the already-durable cedar or doug fir, and you should expect your charred wood fence to last for a long, long time.
4) Production Lead Time And Shipping:
Since we produce material on a per-project basis, we typically need about 8 weeks lead time to bring material in, manufacture it, and get it shipped off. Lead times can be less, but please plan for 8 weeks. Freight shipping typically takes 1-2 weeks depending on your location.
Shipping is quoted on a per project basis due to location and size of order. The order will shipped on pallets and will require a dock with a forklift or will need to be off loaded by hand. The shipment will be bulky and heavy and you can expect the shipping costs to be in the hundreds of dollars at a minimum. Please email us with specifics about your charred siding order and we can develop a custom shipping quote specific to your project and location.
5) Minimum Purchase Quantity:
Our minimum order size at this time is 200 sq ft. However, if you have a smaller project we are willing to make exceptions based on the specifics of the project. Please email us with your project details for further information.
6) Trim and Fascia:
Often with charred wood materials trim and fascia can be utilized to create beautiful accents or contrasts with the charred materials. For this reason we currently do not offer charred trim and fascia except for on large specialty projects. Painted or stained trim and fascia can be the perfect complement to your charred siding or fencing.
Our charred wood products install with the same techniques as the traditional fencing materials. Coated or stainless steel fasteners rated for outdoor use with the wood of your choice are recommended, as is using proper protective gear when cutting or installing CharWood products. We recommend consulting with your local fencing contractor to discuss the best practices of installation in your region. Charred Wood LLC and our associates are not liable for any installation defects or details of our materials.
The unique aesthetic, character, and durability of charred wood fencing are all excellent reasons to choose it as a material for your project, but when you really look at the economics of it, you will find that it is actually extremely affordable as well. In many cases, using our charred wood instead of painted/stained wood fencing, or another fencing material can actually be significantly cheaper over the long run.
With painted fencing, you have the cost of the fencing, installation costs, paint and painting costs, and then repainting again every 10 or so years. With CharWood Fencing, you have the cost of the material, the cost of installation (which should be the same as installing traditional fencing), and low maintenance costs for up to 80 years.
We encourage you to run the numbers on your specific project to come up with an actual price comparison. Please contact us with your project details for a quote on charred fencing.
Due to the natural aspect of our materials and the variables in application and usage we are not able to offer a warranty on our materials. Typically an 8-12% overage is factored into and order so that unwanted character can be sorted out during installation on the job site, much like you would do with a wood floor. Natural wood products can have high variance in character, knots and grain pattern. In no way are Charred Wood LLC or our associates responsible for variance in the natural character of the wood materials. Please specify your project requirements and review all sample options prior to finalizing your order.