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Dogwood is using a higher quality coating, and proprietary manufacturing techniques that result in a better product than is currently available from other siding companies. As well, the environmentally friendly nature of the product distinguishes it from competingenviron3.gif alternatives. The Sansin environmentally friendly coatings for wood protection work well in the Canadian/North American environment, making the perfect match for long-lasting outdoor wood preservation. Sansin Classic formulas are time-proven, protective coatings for siding, decks, and other exterior surfaces. When applied as directed, Sansin products will not crack, peel or blister. Sansin coating gives dimensional stability to wood while allowing it to breathe, expand and contract with the seasons. Sansin products will beautify and enhance the colours and natural characteristics of any wood it is applied to. This coating contains a high level of solids that penetrate past the surface of the wood into the pores and become a permanent part of the substrate. Once it dries, it repels water, yet allows the wood to breathe, expand and contract. It reduces moisture absorption and is UV resistant, protecting against the suns damaging ultra violet light.  Wood is a tremendously versatile material – and as long as it’s protected, a very strong and durable one. Water, ultraviolet (UV) rays and fungi can all seriously damage wood. Traditional petroleum and acrylic-based coatings protect wood by forming a surface film which repels water and UV rays. Unfortunately, this tends to prevent evaporation, trapping moisture in the wood and making it prone to decay. Sansin lets wood “breathe” more freely – dramatically improving dimensional stability and allowing wood to adjust naturally to moisture levels in the environment. Once it bonds with wood, Sansin forms a long-lasting shield that aggressively repels condensed water while allowing water vapor to escape. As well, the paraffin waxes used to protect against water in many water and solvent-based coatings are easily damaged by exposure to UV radiation. Sansin’s modified natural oils and resins are impregnated with special UV protectants, so every exposed cell of the wood is protected. Because of their unique formulation, Sansin Enviro Stains also protect naturally against wood decay. Sansin Enviro Stains are designed to keep wood healthy – just as Mother Nature intended. Whether it’s the siding or the deck, Sansin provides the long-lasting, beautiful protection that Dogwood customers deserve. Today’s consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of environmental issues and are taking steps toward “greener” choices. Dogwood Siding is an environmentally friendly product and will appeal to the environmentally responsible consumer.