Cedar is the top of the line in wood fencing. Its reddish brown color gives it a warm, rugged appearance. The physical characteristics of cedar make it an ideal choice for a privacy fence. Cedar has very little tendency to warp, weathers extremely well, and has natural resistance to insects and decay. Although initially higher in cost than lower priced white wood fencing, a cedar fence will last up to twice as long and require less maintenance therefore making it a better overall value.There is a vast array of options available to increase the overall appearance and longevity of your new cedar fence. Adding a stain/sealant not only protects the wood and the fence but it enhances the overall appearance of the fence as well.Treated pine baseboards, often referred to as rot boards, allow the more vulnerable fence pickets to be raised 6-12” above the ground virtually eliminating damage to the pickets from moisture and line trimmers. Aesthetic options include decorative cedar trim, cedar cap boards as well as numerous other optional upgrades to personalize or enhance the beauty of your new fence.
Wood / Cedar Fence Specifications
Our standard 6.5 ft. cedar fences have the following specs:
- Install Ground Contact Pressure Treated 4x4x8 Posts on 7′ Centers
- Install Ground Contact Pressure Treated Lower & Mid Rails – 2x4x7
- Install Ground Contact Pressure Treated 3rd Top Rail – 2x4x14
- Install 6′ Western Red Cedar Pickets #2’s and better
- Install Ground Contact Pressure Treated 2x6x14 Beveled Rot Board
- 1.5 Bags of Sakrete Per Post Hole
- 3″ Hot Dipped Galvanized Nails Used For Framing 1 7/8″ Hot Dipped Galvanized Ring Shank Nails Used For Pickets
Wood / Cedar Fence Life Expectancy
Cedar is an excellent outdoor wood. In most conditions cedar picketed fences should last 15-20 years.