CFP Woods is focused on providing you with unique, high-quality, competitively-priced thermally modified wood options. We have found that we are the most successful in accomplishing this objective when we focus on our strengths and do not try to be all things to all people.This summary is intended to tell you who we are (and, perhaps just as importantly, who we are not) and how we do business.
1. We are a family-owned and managed business. We are fiscally conservative and strive to use our finite resources to build a solid, responsive organization in a step-by-step, controlled manner. We do not believe in growth for the sake of growth.
2. We are thermally modified wood “investors.” Our portfolio consists of both Ash and Pine species milled into decking, cladding and wall coverings that provides unmatched quality, durability, and natural beauty. We are not afraid to hold large inventories for quick turnaround times when the right opportunities present themselves.
3. We are primarily a distributor. We focus our sales efforts (including our pricing and policies) on developing long term relationships direct to the building trade or through dealer partners. Our focus on partners is largely driven by our recognition that they can bring their own set of expertise to the table.
4. We do not provide take-offs. We strongly recommend that each project incorporating CFP Woods products enlist capable construction professionals who are fully aware of CFP Woods product characteristics so they can carefully consider the implications thereof for the specific location and application in which CFP Woods products are to be used.
5. We sell to our strengths. We focus on developing thermally modified wood products which our sourcing and production activities allow us to replicate. We quote products we are comfortable quoting and then let you decide if our products will work for your project/application. We make every effort to extend our strengths while providing products which we believe will best meet the needs of our customers. We would rather lose a sale than plant the seeds of an unhappy customer.
6.We emphasize that the same characteristics which make our products unique often have practical installation/use implications which should be carefully considered. We believe in telling you what we know about the important physical characteristics of our products (through specification sheets, proposal terms, etc.), while acknowledging there is much we continue to learn. Our focus is generally on the physical characteristics of our products, not on the implications of these characteristics. We are up-front about our policies and terms of sale. In a nutshell, we do our best to “tell it like it is” and then let you decide where and how to use our products.
7. We sell our products “as-is,” with no warranties express or implied, except for any limited protection provided by CFP Woods current Product Liability and Return Policy.
8. We sell our products by empowering our independent sales staff with knowledge and providing them assistance through the entire sales cycle. It’s truly a “team effort”.
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing.
The manufacturing and use of both softwood and hardwood species such as North American Ash and European Pine have produced positive results.
Although evidence from long-term use of thermally modified wood is not yet available in North America, tests have shown that the material’s resistance to decay is far superior to that of untreated softwoods and surpasses that of many tropical hardwoods. The service life can be affected by many factors such as the level of maintenance performed on thermally modified wood over its lifetime.
The durability is based on the changes in chemical compounds in the wood. Wood's hemicellulose (sugar compound) is degraded, leaving no nutritive matter for fungi. As a result, the wood is less likely to decompose, even when exposed to dampness and extreme humidity.
No chemical additives are used in the production process; only energy and steam are required. Hence, thermally modified wood can be utilised/discarded like normal wood after its life span is complete.
Results have shown that even with ground contact thermally modified wood does not decay; however, when constantly immersed in water or making soil contact, it loses its strength properties due to certain chemical reactions. The mechanisms are yet unknown, and further research is needed. Currently it’s not recommended that thermally modified wood be used in continuous direct ground contact.
Utilizing the right coating will assist in helping maintain the woods preferred appearance and assist in protecting its surface. Flat surfaces such as decking require a higher degree of attention to guard against graying, discoloration and surface degradation. Annual maintenance of exterior wood surfaces should be expected to help maintain the customers preferred appearance and increase the woods longevity.
Yes, it will fade - all wood products do - but this will not impact rot resistance or stability. Utilizing the right coating will assist in helping maintain the woods preferred appearance and assist in protecting its surface. Flat surfaces such as decking require a higher degree of attention to guard against graying, discoloration and surface degradation. Annual maintenance of exterior wood surfaces should be expected to help maintain the customers preferred appearance and increase the woods longevity.
The colors are the natural result of the thermal modification process. White ash is a rich exotic brown, and Scots pine is a lighter golden brown. Unoiled, both will naturally weather to grey over time.
No, our siding does not require a hidden fastener system. All our siding is produced in a tongue and groove profile. Our siding is fastened with the use of stainless-steel nails.