Brise Soleil, Rainscreens & Siding
Black Locust brise soleil controls heat-gain and mitigates bird mortality. Black Locust Rainscreens manage moisture and energy transfer by allowing drainage and evaporation. The natural characteristics of Black Locust allow it to withstand the harsh UV environment. Black Locust Lumber is your experienced source when it comes to BREEAM, LEED Projects, Living Building Challenge, and FSC® Certification.
Black Locust’s durable composition lends itself to be a “lifetime” application. It is not uncommon for the wood to last beyond 50 years and requires little to no maintenance.
The natural properties of Black Locust brise soleil, rainscreens, and siding make them a cooler and healthier alternative to other materials. Black Locust will naturally shade the building structure and with its light color and ability to reduce solar gain.
Carbon Positive Product
Black Locust has many environmental advantages. Carbon sequestration occurs naturally in Black Locust, and its durability allows this sequestration to exceed beyond 50 years. Our Black Locust products are minimally processed during the manufacturing, therefore, our CO2 emissions are greatly reduced.
PREMIUM GRADEThe grades are based on the percentage of clear, defect-free wood in the board. With Premium Grade, each piece is individually inspected to ensure premium quality, durability and appearance. Visually, Black Locust is known for its knots, mineral streaks, checks, minor grub holes, and bark insertions. To ensure superior appearances, only the most appealing pieces qualify as Premium Grade. Sound included knots, 3″ in diameter and less, minor mineral streaks and small bark insertions are admitted to highlight characteristics of the Black Locust species. Checks less than 1/12th of the board length are also admitted.
NO.1 GRADEWith No.1 Grade, each individual piece of Black Locust is carefully inspected to ensure quality and durability. Visually, Black Locust is known for its knots, mineral streaks, checks and bark insertions. All sound knots are admitted in this grade. All other characteristics that do not affect the durability of this product are also admitted — surface checks, mineral streaks, bark insertions, and grub holes. A popular product, without the premiere price.
- Profiles: Black Locust Lumber provides multiple profiles to assist in your architectural requirements. As a custom manufacturer, we have the capability to produce your specific design.