Spacing on Deck Boards in a Humid Area

The summer heatwave is in full effect across most of the country, and we continue to sell a lot of Siberian Larch decking. Installing a deck during summer assures you that your Siberian Larch decking (or whatever wood species you choose) is at one extreme of the wood movement spectrum. In other words, the wood will move, but only in one direction (contracting instead of further expanding). Across the Midwest, South, and East coast the decking is swollen with high humidity. All of those wood fibers are like a bundle of straws, and they have sucked up the moisture that is in the air, expanding the board width.

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What you need to know about Siberian Larch

Siberian Larch – one of the oldest growth timber in the world that is capable of providing the UK market with a premium product. Due to proximity, Europeans have been able to take advantage of this material since the dissolve of the former Soviet Union. Architects in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, and Japan are specifying the use of larch in the construction of residential homes and commercial spaces such as schools, museums, stadiums, and bridges.

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