- Do I want a lower maintenance fence that can withstand moderate impact without being easily damaged?
- Do I worry about fence boards rotting?
If you answered yes to the majority of the above questions, then cedar fencing is a great choice. Lasting about 20 years with little maintenance, and naturally resisting rot due to insects, cedar fencing is a smart choice for a homeowner who looks more into the long-term and realizes that the higher sticker price in comparison to pressure-treated pine is worth it, considering its higher ROI, superior beauty and longevity.
Are there any drawbacks to cedar fencing?
Despite the numerous features, this eco-friendly material does have one or two things the consumer must be aware of. Aside from the higher price point, cedar wood doesn’t fare as well in high moisture environments such as soil. In Cambridge and Ontario as a whole, we are subjected to such a variety of climate conditions, including a fair amount of precipitation that keeps the soil moist for long periods of time.
With this knowledge, cedar fencing is still an excellent choice, but it is possible to mix and match materials for the entire enclosure. What we mean by that is that you can use cedar fence boards coupled with pressure-treated posts. This is becoming a more popular option amongst Ontarians who know all too well the fluctuating and extreme temperatures year round.
If you’d like to discuss your fencing needs with us, do not hesitate to call us at Cambridge Fence to book a free consultation. We can discuss an outline of the project, starting from calling Ontario One Call for locates (if it’s a new build or a significant relocation of the fence) all the way to the best materials based on our customer’s preference, budget and needs. Our Cambridge fencing contractors are excited to work with our local residents and property owners, and we have decades of experience with what works on the land in our beautiful city, so we look forward to hearing from you and the details about your project.