The aesthetic appeal, versatility, and durability of cedar make it one
of the most popular choices for fences around the country. Cedar wood fences
are both affordable and naturally beautiful and can complement any style
of house. If you are considering cedar fence installation or are already
the proud owner of a cedar fence, review these guidelines for proper fence care.
Having a trusted fence company install your cedar fence is the first step
to ensuring that your fence both looks great and lasts for years to come.
Be sure that your fence company doesn’t set the posts into concrete
and instead installs the posts directly into the ground. Cedar fence boards
should be planted at least two inches from the ground to prevent rotting
and allow for proper water drainage around the posts.
Your cedar fence requires only basic maintenance once it has been properly
installed. First, avoid letting excess water hit the fence whenever possible.
Of course, preventing rainwater from falling on your fence is hardly practical,
but make sure to place sprinklers away from the fence. Next, cut down
any weeds and vines that begin to grow on your fence, and try to limit
landscaping to the fence’s perimeter.
Undertake a comprehensive cleaning at least once per year to keep your
cedar fence’s attractive red tone and make sure it resists warping,
insect infestation, and rot. First, combine three quarts of warm water
with one quart of bleach. Spray the solution onto your cedar fence using
a garden sprayer and allow the liquid to sink in for no more than 10 minutes.
After scrubbing the fence to remove any growth, mildew, or dirt, rinse
the wood with water.
Fence Connection, Inc. is pleased to offer a complete line of wood fencing
solutions, including cedar fences reinforced with Postmaster steel. Whether
you prefer shadowbox, solid, picket, or lattice style fences, contact
our Chicagoland company to get started on your fence installation today.
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