What did Noah’s Ark and the first doors of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome have in common? Legend has it that both were made of the durable wood we know as cypress. In fact, it’s said that the doors of the original St. Peter’s were more than 1,100 years old when the building was torn down and reconstructed in the 1,500s.
While cypress has always been an architectural fixture in the hot, humid, and salty coastal conditions of the southeastern United States, builders and trade professionals throughout the country are increasingly using cypress, from Maine to Southern California. Today, cypress is a beautiful and competitively priced alternative to cedar, redwood, and treated pine.
When it comes to selecting a product based on its versatility, durability, and good looks, cypress is hard to beat.