Lee Roy Jordan Lumber

Tropical Exotic Hardwood Supplier

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Lee Roy Jordan Lumber is invested in providing only the highest quality materials for your outdoor projects, including tropic exotic hardwoods. When it comes to choosing a wood type for decking, there are less expensive options than exotic hardwood, but this is one instance where you certainly get what you pay for. While LRJ is … Read more

Hardwood vs Softwood

What Decking Material Lasts the Longest?

So what IS the real difference between hardwood and softwood, when it comes to building materials? In this article, we’re going to explore the differences between the two, and why it matters. Despite its name, hardwood is not necessarily any denser or stronger than softwood. The two terms actually reference deciduous trees versus evergreen trees. … Read more

Decks vs Patios?

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So what exactly is the difference between a deck and a patio? And if you’re on the fence about which one to choose, what should you take into consideration? Each structure has its benefits, both structurally and functionally. But understanding what goes into the installation, as well as what you’ll get out of it, will … Read more

Best Materials for Fencing

red stained cedar fence

A sturdy new fence does a lot more than close in the perimeters of your yard and property. It provides privacy, protection from roaming animals, and a visual backdrop for your outdoor environment. Here at LRJ Lumber, we pride ourselves in using top-quality material that enhances your landscape and lasts through the seasons. This article … Read more

Seasonal Deck Maintenance Guide

How to treat bamboo for outdoor use

No matter what type of wood your deck is made with, it is still susceptible to damage without proper care. If you’ve gotten behind on deck maintenance, we won’t judge! Just be sure you get to it as soon as time and weather permit you to. Make sure you have proper ventilation under your deck … Read more

Cedar vs Redwood for Decking or Fencing

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Cedar and redwood are known and loved for many of the same qualities, all of which make them excellent building materials. These attributes include strength, beauty, straight grains, and minimal shrinkage. Additionally, both timbers are naturally oily, creating a natural barrier to both moisture and wood-boring insects.  However, there are a few notable differences, which … Read more

Types of Swimming Pool Deck Surfaces

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The deck of your pool is a structural necessity, but it can also be a visual asset to your landscape if well-constructed. The most common types of pool deck material include pavers, stone, tile, wood, composite decking, and good old fashioned concrete. Each has its pros and cons for both aesthetics and functionality. Pavers This … Read more

How to Restore a Wood Deck

What Decking Material Lasts the Longest?

When the season turns warmer, everyone loves spending time outdoors to enjoy the good weather.  And, having a wood deck will let you do exactly that! But, like other outdoor fixtures, your wood deck requires regular maintenance and proper care for it to look its best all the time and last for many years.  It … Read more