The Lowdown on Your Summer Lumber Projects

The Lowdown on Your Summer Lumber Projects

We’ve talked a lot about projects you can do this summer to give your outdoor space additional appeal—spiff up your lawn, create a fire pit, invest in that dream garage—but now it’s time to hone in on one of our favorite summer building materials: lumber. For your outdoor building project, pressure treated wood is a must; it lasts longer than untreated wood because it keeps out the rot and insects which can be lead to costly repair.

MicroPro Sienna has many additional advantages: the system used to treat the wood protects it from termites and fungal decay, and the wood is meant to specifically withstand Canadian conditions, making it ideal for above ground, in ground contact, and freshwater uses. Its natural tone is also described as an innovative option, and it’s certified as an Environmentally Preferable Product. Plus, there’s so much you can do with it!



Make Your To-Die-For Deck

A deck is not only a relaxing venue to have your morning cup of coffee, read, or just enjoy the scenery, a well-built deck will enhance the curb appeal of your house. With plenty of options for finishing to protect the wood and keep its colour fresh, pressure treated wood is just the material for your outdoor paradise. We have camofasteners to keep your screws hidden so your deck looks great. You can even use the wood to add a pergola for shade during those particularly sunny days or make your deck even more decadent with lights, cascading steps, or a lovely railing. For your new railing, there’s plenty of options, including Al-Mar’s vinyl; available for special order, Regal Ideas, aluminum railing, Trex high-performance decking and railing, Nichols & Cates, CanWel decking and railing, Pylex and Titan are all in stock so you can customize your deck to your heart’s content. If you prefer, you can also come to Lyons and talk to our experts to get some inspiration and advice on making your deck suit your home and lifestyle.


Your Fabulous Fence

Although there are many different materials to choose from, there’s a reason why the white picket fence is still a classic wood is less expensive than many alternatives, it looks great, and can help maintain privacy more than other fence materials. Adding a fence to your property can increase curb appeal and make your outdoor space feel a little more like your private paradise. If a fence is on your summer to-do list, there’s a lot to consider, including its height, the type of wood you’ll use, and what design features you want.. Lucky for you, the team at Lyons is happy to help you figure out what will work best and set you up with the right pressure treated wood for the job.

Or Your Deluxe Dock

If it’s time to update your lakefront property too, pressure treated lumber is a great option for this summer project. As well as considering the size and purpose of your dock, for example, whether you will use it to manage your boat or as a spot to sit by the water, there are many accessories and options to make your dock suit your needs. Lighting, ramps, and ladders are just a few things you can think about when building your dock. To begin thinking about what you want to include, check out Multinautic International, or talk to your Lyons specialist. If you’re thinking about your next project, remember to get the appropriate permits from the City. Come on in and chat with Lyons’ experts about your outdoor lumber project, and take advantage of our pressure treated lumber sale this August!