Cedar is a very popular wood for wooden fences. That's because it lasts very nicely outside. It is naturally fungus resistant as well as insect resistant. That means that a fence made out of this wood has a good lifespan. Cedar fences can last for a very long time, especially when you care for it properly.
Keeping the Fence Together
You should regularly check to make sure that all the fencing hardware is in good shape. That means that looking at the boards to make sure that they are firmly connected to the supporting rails. You should also make sure that the posts holding the fence up are solid and stable. While you are looking for any loose hardware, you should also look to see if you have any cracked or broken boards. While cedar will last longer than untreated woods, it can crack. You should check the fence in the spring. That's because the winter freeze and thaw can loosen the ground around the posts. You should also check it in the fall, so that your fence is ready for the winter.
Keeping It Clean
If your fence is dirty, you can easily power wash it. There are some detergents that you can buy that are designed to clean a fence. Washing it will get rid of any debris that can collect on a fence. Dirt and debris just collects on places like fences. There is no way to stop that. But power washing will get rid of it and make it look new again.
Keeping the Color
The nice thing with cedar is that you don't have to stain it if you don't want to. Cedar naturally weathers to a nice silvery gray. That can make it look like it is part of the landscape. But you don't have to leave it that way if you don't want to. You can stain it. There are several colors of stain so you can choose what you want your fence to look like. There are even cedar stains that will let you keep the color of new cedar for as long as you want. If you decide to stain your fence, there are several ways you can do it. One of the ways is that you can use a spray gun to do it. That will let you cover a large area of the fence at a time. It will also let you put the stain on with as even a coating as possible.
Cedar is a beautiful wood. It works very well outside, which makes it a prime wood for a fence. If you take care of it, you can look forward to your fence lasting for many years.