WeatherShield – The Smarter Treated Wood
Today I noticed a new product at The Home Depot, WeatherShield Premium Pressure-Treated Decking. What caught my eye was the warranty for this new type of pressure treated wood. WeatherShield offers a limited lifetime warranty which is guranteed protection against rot, decay and termite damage.
If these claims are accurate this is a huge development within the treated lumber market. The original versions of pressure treated lumber have been good, but 20 years is really about the maximum you can expect to see before problems arise. The manufacturer boasts the following:
- Enhanced Durability – Pretreated with a wood stabilizer to reduce splitting, cracking, warping and swelling.
- Improved Weather Protection – Factory applied water repellent requires no additional sealing for one full year.
- New Lighter Color – Cleaner and brighter for a more natural appearance and improved stainability.
- Building Code Compliant – Less corrosive to screws, nails, hardware and aluminum products.
- SCS Certified – Environmentally Preferred Treated Wood Products
Currently this version of the product is being sold by The Home Depot exclusively. I have a feeling we’ll be seeing more of this product on the market very soon. Have you used it yet? I’d love to hear some feedback on it.