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Why Cedar Fencing Is the Best Fitting Fence in America

Sep 16, 2008
Cedar fencing is a very popular choice of wood for fencing and may very well be the best wood for all fencing jobs. Cedar fencing has become even more popular as they are naturally termite resistant and they do not decay from weather and wind. This quality of theirs has made cedar fencing one of the most viable options for outdoor fencing. Cedar fencing is a naturally beautiful choice for privacy and security. Being a product of nature, cedar has variations of texture, color, and grain that add to its beauty and naturally rugged appearance. Cedar fencing should be your first choice when you consider its appearance, longevity, its unbeatable quality and having natural oils that increase its durability and its resistance to the weather. With its beauty, grain patterns, and different textures that are available, an unbeatable choice is cedar fencing.

Cedar fencing is some of the best available out there. Sometimes cedar fencing will be labeled just that simply, while at other times you may have to look for the fencing materials that are actually marked as Western Red Cedar.

Northern White cedar is easily molded and shaped, enabling it to be transformed into one-of-a-kind designs. Northern White cedar is arguably even stronger and more enduring than its counterpart. Northern White Cedar , the most popular choice for wood fence here in the Northeast , comes mostly from Canada. The wood is dimensionally stable, naturally resistant to rotting and insect damage, and will readily accept solid or transparent stains.

Cedar fencing is virtually maintenance free. The fence can be left to weather naturally to a silver gray or be stained or painted at any time. Cedar fencing is a bit more expensive than pine, but the wood is naturally resistant to warping, insect damage, and rot. Cedar fence posts should not be set in concrete, but directly into the ground to improve drainage. Cedar fencing is an excellent choice for either residential or commercial installations.

Western Red Cedar is the top choice for fence boards in many regions of the country and especially in the wet climates of the Northwest where the Western Red Cedar is abundantly grown. Western Red Cedar is uniquely different from other cedars in that it grows in the forests of the western slopes of the Cascades where the temperate wet climate permits the western red to grow tall and stout for a beautiful appearance with natural decay resistant qualities not found in the shorter wind blown cedars growing in more arid climates. Western red cedar comes in some different grades. You can get a knotty variety or something more clear, and you can also choose the kind of surface you want, either rough or smooth.

Cedar fencing is perhaps the best "fitting" fence in America. It typifies the generous foliage we all enjoy in this area and blends nicely. Cedar fencing is one of the most commonly-used fencing materials today. This is because cedar wood has many attributes that make it an ideal material for decking and fencing. Of coarse other woods can be used in place of Cedar when building a fence or deck and you can also save money at the same time by doing so but the final product should be the decision maker. Nothing looks better than a brand new Cedar Fence.

As always just be sure to do your homework when trying to find the best contractor for the job. The lowest price is not always the best way to go and if you choose to make your final decision on just that fact, be prepared to be disappointed most of the time.
About the Author
DiCicco Building Company has been a Michigan Remodeling contractor for over 20 years. We are also leaders in Kitchen and Bath Remodeling along with being an award winning custom residential home builder. We also specialize in Finished Basements and home additions.
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