Putting up a new fence in your backyard can sometimes be extremely stressful. You have so many different types of wood to choose from as well as if you want to paint it or even stain it. Cedar fence can sometimes cost you more but in the long run it pays for itself. The value of the material often makes up for those initial costs. However, cedar offers more durability than many other types of wood. The options on modifying a cedar fence to fit your specific desires are nearly limitless. Most people prefer the natural look of a cedar fence, especially for their backyard fencing.
Any wooden fence, given enough time, will warp and crack. Moisture in the fence is what commonly causes wood to warp and crack, especially in colder climates during freeze and thaw. With a cedar fence it will actually change its moisture content to closely match the atmosphere. Cedar wood puts off an aroma that is very appealing to humans but when it comes to pest who likes to make their homes out of wood, the aroma is very unattractive. The cedar fence can also be stained, painted and even oiled. There are a couple of different styles when it comes to a cedar fence, you can choose from the classic “dog ear” style, with simply boards going vertically up the length of the fence. A cedar fence can also be manufactured with a trellis along the top or with a straight board along the top, given a more boxed appearance to the fence.
By using cedar will often add years of life to the fence and thus cut down on any maintenance issues that may come up over time. Cedar fence can come in many different styles, which can also help you when trying to make a statement about style.