Wood Haven Inc. is a specialty lumber distributor and manufacturer in the heart of the Midwest We are an independent, family-run business in Perry, KS We have engineered and manufactured some of the finest hidden fastener products available on the market today, the Deck Clip™ and Rainscreen Clip™. The best hidden fasteners to use for for your wood rainscreen and decking needs! In addition we also sell many beautiful Brazilian Hardwoods, domestic woods, and reclaimed lumber.
Wood Haven’s experts in Exterior wood rainscreen and conventional wood siding and Interior Wood Products are available to help with all of your Custom Wood needs. Wood Haven, Inc, your source for high quality Ipe, Massaranduba, Cumaru, Garapa, Cedar, and so much more!
Wood – an Environmentally Friendly, Sustainable Building Material
Posted on October 9, 2012
Wood Haven, Inc. is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
The key to sustainable building design is to incorporate many different ecologically friendly elements which work together to extend the life of the building materials, conserve energy and other resources, and reduce maintenance and repair throughout the life of the building.
One of the cardinal rules of green living is to invest in quality items that don’t need to be replaced very often.
Wood vs. Other Building Materials
1. Wood products continue to store the carbon sequestered by trees. When trees are converted into wood products most of the sequestered carbon is contained in those products indefinitely-keeping it out of the atmosphere.
2. LCA studies show that wood has a substantially smaller carbon footprint than other building materials. Most notable is the significant volume of greenhouse gas emissions avoided by substituting wood products for concrete and steel – both strong contributors in high amounts of CO2 emissions.)
3. After decades or even centuries of use, wood buildings can be easily adapted or deconstructed and reused, which means they can continue to store carbon indefinitely
Look at Wood Haven’s reclaimed wood for a beautiful sheen and patina. Reclaimed wood provides a unique look and is very durable. Often the boards available in reclaimed offerings are long and wide, a desirable characteristic that can be hard to find in recently harvested timber.
A consumer should not expect to pay a reduced rate for this because it is a reused material. The global demand for reclaimed wood is increasing rapidly. The wood requires considerable labor to rid it of metal debris and to work the wood to be suitable for use in its intended application. But the quality, beauty, durability, and environmentally friendly traits are well worth the investment. Reclaimed woods are commonly used for flooring, decking, siding, and other architectural features.