Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association
FIRST TO THE FUTURE® Zero Energy Ready Home - Product Partner
Unique versatility, breathtaking beauty, unrivaled durability—all are qualities that continue to make cypress a favorite building material for homes across the country. Whether for interior or exterior applications, cypress adds value and a lifetime of good looks.
Cypress is the wood of choice for exterior applications like siding, where longevity and appearance really count. A naturally occurring preservative oil called cypressene is produced in cypress heartwood, making it resistant to insects, rot, decay, and other damaging elements.
While cypress is known for outdoor applications, the versatile wood is right at home indoors as well. Cypress’ rich grain, texture, and color compliment any architectural style and make it ideal for a wide range of uses, such as ceilings, paneling, flooring, cabinetry, and millwork.
Cypress also readily accepts paints and stains, offering homeowners a variety of finishing options. Or, the wood’s natural honey-like hues can be maintained by applying a clear sealer. If left untouched, the wood will weather to an attractive grey over time.
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