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Danco uses “YEllAWOOD®” Brand Lumber (the Guys with the big Cowboy Hats). There is a host of reasons why it is better than other brands. It is has the MCQ pressure treatment process. It is blond in color to begin with, not green. It has improved painting and staining capabilities. YellaWood® brand also boasts improved corrosion characteristics and are approved for contact with aluminum. In addition, they are long-lasting, durable, clean to the touch, have no objectionable odor, and provide protection from rot, fungal decay and termite attack. Outdoor exposure testing shows that products treated with micronized copper (MCQ) preservatives offer superior product benefits compared to other copper-based wood preservatives (ACQ).
In addition, the only pressure treated ”Deck Framing Lumber” Danco Decks will use on your deck has a “Number #1 Grade Rating” (YellaWood®).
Fact #1 - if you asked us to use number #2 lumber for your deck frame we wouldn’t do it, BECAUSE OUR SUPPLIER ONLY CARRIES "NUMBER ONE GRADE WOOD" FOR THE SAME PRICE as Home Depot and Lowes number two grade prices.
Fact #2 - the only pressure treated lumber Lowes and Home Depot carries in stock (on the shelves), is number #2 grade.
Fact #3 – With Lowes, Home Depot and other local suppliers you have to special order number #1 grade, at extra cost. Our supplier only carries Number One Grade Wood
Fact #5 – Most all deck companies and contractors in Atlanta only use number #2 grade wood and in their sale pitch, they will never mention it, because it’s par for the course (everybody does it). We do not use number #2 grade for our deck frames! Danco Decks uses only number #1 grade (MCQ YellaWood®), even though State Building Codes only require the use of number #2 grade. So, when I say, “we often over do it”, this is what I mean.
Fact #6 - All of our heavy framing wood is an also upgraded even more, (Stamped - Rated For Ground Contact), even though it never does touch the ground. Again this is more over-kill Danco Decks does, that other deck companies do not do. I’ll say it again “High Quality, Best Price, Best Value”. More on over doing it, when I talk about nails, next.
Danco Decks Recommends the use of High Quality Nails on your deck, for several reasons, not screws.
#1 – Nails are stronger and safer than screws. Screws are brittle! The shear strength of deck nails is more than double that of deck screws. In fact, BY CODE, in California it is now illegal to assemble your deck with Screws. Screwed decks have a much higher collapse rate than nailed decks, in earthquake country (California).
#2 – Nails are more economical. We will screw your deck together if you request it, but you will be charged a labor premium (it is very time consuming), for something that is less substantial and unnecessary.
#3 Nails are galvanized and protected better against corrosion. Screws are painted, which tends to peel and is less effective against corrosion.
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