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Cedar fencing is beautiful, durable and versatile, but the benefits don’t stop there. If you’ve been comparing the cost and benefits of different wood options, you may wonder if cedar is worth the price. In this discussion, we’ll explore some of the unexpected benefits of cedar that you may not know about. This will help you decide if cedar is truly the right solution for you.
Natural Insect Repellent
Cedar is more resistant to insects than any other type of wood. In fact, many homeowners use cedar mulch in their flowerbeds for natural pest control. Termites, ants, mosquitos, cockroaches – these are all pests that can be deterred with cedar fencing. Not only does that protect your property as a whole, but it also preserves the structural integrity of the fencing. Translation: you save money!
No Pressure Treating Necessary
Because of the natural oils in cedar, the fencing does not have to be treated. Most other wood fencing has to go through a series of pressure treatments and chemical treatments before it is safe to use outdoors. Cedar fencing is as close to all-natural fencing as it comes, making it an excellent choice for many families. It also doesn’t need to be sealed like other fence materials. Staining is recommended, but sealing is not required. Once again, you save money.
Long-Lasting Beauty and Durability
Cedar takes much longer to grey than pine and other wood fence options. It lasts longer between stains and looks beautiful for years after the initial installation. Cedar is also less susceptible to warping. Your fence will continue to stand up straight for years to come. With optimal weather resistance and dependable durability, cedar fencing is an excellent choice for any home.
See How Many Years Does Cedar Fencing Last? for more information.
Increased Property Value
Installing a cedar fence could boost your property value, depending on where you live. Since cedar is more expensive than other wood fencing, it is considered a luxury that many homebuyers are willing to pay for. It may only be a slight increase in cost for you, but it could create a significant increase in the sale price of your home. If you live in an area where cedar fencing is common, not having a cedar fence could actually hurt your home value. Keep these factors in mind when designing your new fence.
As we mentioned above, cedar fencing does not need to be sealed like other wood fencing. We do recommend staining your fence every few years to preserve its beauty, but not as often as you would for a pine fence. To clean your fencing, simply power wash it once a year. Clear leaves and other debris around the base of your fence to prevent mold and wood rot. We recommend this for any fencing material because pests like to live in unmoved leaf piles.
Find out If Cedar Fencing Is Right for You
Have the benefits listed here sparked your interest in cedar fencing? If so, we’d love to arrange an in-person consultation. We can evaluate challenges on your property and help you decide which fence material is right for you. At All Around Fence, we offer an array of residential fencing services, including vinyl fencing, metal fencing, pool fencing, privacy fencing, and much more. Give us a call at (443) 838-9374 to find out if cedar fencing is right for you.