Siding, Rainscreens,
and Brise Soleil

Black Locust brise soleil reduce heat and solar gain in buildings by deflecting sunlight. Black Locust rainscreens manage moisture and energy transfer by allowing drainage and evaporation. Both promote the longevity of building systems.

Siding, Rainscreens, and Brise Soleil

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.

Details

  • Grading
  • PREMIUM GRADE

    The 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 GRADE

    With 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.

    Please contact a Black Locust specialist for more information.

    Longevity

    Black Locust is rot-resistant due to its natural genetic makeup. Natural rot-resistance, water-resistance, and anti-fungal properties give Black Locust a lifetime of 50+ years. Its durability and strength make it an excellent and long-lasting landscape surface.

    Installation

    The Black Locust paver panels or setts (12 blocks each) are attached to a recycled wire mesh that lays flat for easy installation. The paver panels can be laid next to each other for quick and simple installation over large areas. The 3⁄8” joints are then fastened with joint filler. Our system will accommodate any joint filler.

    Heat Island Effect

    The light color and material properties of Black Locust make it a cooler alternative to concrete and other landscape surfaces, thus reducing the heat island effect. The heat island effect is the difference in temperature between a developed area and natural area. The addition of plants or moss between the pavers can help further reduce the heat absorbed by the ground covering.

    Solar reflectence

    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.

    Chemical Free

    Black Locust is 100% naturally rot resistant. No enhancement products such as oils, stains, or paints are required to maintain the beauty and longevity of Black Locust Material. By utilizing additives, this creates required maintenance to the wood. The UV denigration of oiled, paint, and or stained Black Locust Material will Be subject to frequent maintenance to restore evenness to the overall color.

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