For centuries, Native Americans prized cedar wood for its long-lasting
durability and natural aesthetic beauty. With its straight grain, uniform
texture, and relatively light weight, cedar is regularly incorporated
into everything from home siding to structural decking to sturdy fences.
Find out why cedar is relied on by fence companies
everywhere by reviewing the unique properties of this remarkable wood.
Cedar wood fences naturally resist decay, rot, and damage from insects
due to special properties in the wood itself. Western Red Cedar actually
contains elements that are toxic to certain fungi and make the wood water
soluble. Other natural-occurring substances in the cedar tree repel moths,
termites, carpenter ants and bees, and beetles. These pesky insects can
inflict serious damage on other wood fences, but most pests simply don’t
enjoy the taste of cedar and prefer to eat elsewhere. The oil in cedar
wood even kills termites.
The less dense a wood is, the less it will shrink and swell in response
to environmental changes in moisture. Because cedar wood has an extremely
low density, cedar fences remain stable even in climates that experience
a great deal of rain or snow. The wood is naturally long-lasting. When
properly finished and maintained, cedar fences can deliver decades of
If you are considering cedar for your siding, fence, or furniture, there
are few more versatile woods to choose from. Western Red Cedar lumber
offers a ride range of grades, finishes, thicknesses, and length. For
example, cedar wood is available in both clear or knotty grades with combed,
rough, or smooth finishes. You can also select from kiln dried, unseasoned,
and flat or vertical grains.
If you have always dreamed of having a cedar wood fence, now is the time
to take advantage of Fence Connection, Inc.’s competitive pricing.
To learn more about our fence installation services and affordable repairs,
call us at (847) 388-0321 today. You can also visit us online to peruse
our fence gallery and hand-select the materials and styles you love for
your customized fence installation.