Getting the best of both worlds

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: BackyardExteriorImproveTips

A traditional wood finish can add beauty and warmth to your outdoor area, but it also can be time-consuming and costly to maintain. Aluminum has proven to be the best product for the harsh climate we live in, because it’s lightweight, easy to install and stronger than wood, thus capable of holding heavier loads. The finish also is impervious to insect infestations, splitting and rotting.

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Knotwood provides the best of both worlds, using advanced finishing machines to manufacture wood-like aluminum products, including fencing, decking, privacy screens, shutters, balustrades, cladding, pergolas and gates. Because the product doesn’t require welding, you can install it yourself or use the help of your local contractor. Featuring marine-grade aluminum and a durable powder-coat finish, Knotwood’s products are perfect for the climate conditions in Hawaii. They also come with a 20-year warranty on the finish and a lifetime warranty on the structure.

A concealed fastening system means no visible screws or nails and ensures a clean and professional appearance from all sides. The rubber compound in the coat of powder gives a superior anti-slip surface. Unlike other metals, aluminum stays cool even when in hot temperatures. The cooling effect is attributed to the properties of aluminum that allow for the greatest dissipation of heat. Also, Knotwood is non-combustible, making it ideal for use on patios and balconies where you intend to have a barbecue grill or a fire pit to entertain guests.

Knotwood is durable and all systems are UV-stable. This means that Knotwood products won’t fade or crack under the harsh Hawaiian sun. With traditional wood construction, you wouldn’t want to build near the ocean because the exposure to salt spray will quickly eat away at the wood. After many years of use in Australia’s Gold Coast communities, Knotwood has a proven history of durability and excellent resistance to corrosion. Another plus is the hypoallergenic material, eliminating the possibility of allergic reactions.

Knotwood products are available in 36 wood-grain colors and a variety of solid colors. The unique collection of accessories is color-matched to provide you with a uniform finish. Knotwood in Western Red Cedar is locally stocked on Oahu and proudly sold by Honsador Lumber, Hawaii’s leading supplier of building products. Spend time enjoying your outdoor living areas instead of maintaining them. Contact Honsador Lumber for more information.

HONSADOR LUMBER LLC
contact // Oahu: 682-2011
• Kauai: 246-2412 • Kona: 329-0738
• Hilo: 961-6000 • Maui: 877-5045
address // 91-151 Malakole Road
web // Honsador.com