KDAT stands for
"Kiln Dried After Treatment"
KDAT has all the weather-beating durability you demand from treated wood,
yet it’s dried in a kiln, which reduces shrinking and warping. You’ll not only
find it’s easy to cut, but you can stain or seal it immediately.
This is robust, reliable lumber you can count on for lifetime protection against
termites and decay, as well as dimensional stability. Benefits include:
•Compatibility with aluminum and carbon steel (black iron) fasteners
•Water repellent for initial protection from the elements
•Lower weight for improved handling and easy installation
•Pre-shrinks the inevitable width and thickness drop due to moisture loss
•Finished panel thickness is closer to final result
That means no more spending time at a lumber yard searching for the
straightest board. Our treated lumber is ratchet strapped after it arrives
on our premises to keep it straight.