Western Red Cedar boasts centuries of proven performance in the sun, rain, heat, and cold. It has a beautiful straight grain, uniform, and vibrant colours that are striking and full of character. Cedar is naturally resistant to warpage, rotting, and decay and is also insect resistant.
A properly built and maintained cedar fence will last 25-30 years in southwestern BC whether it is stained or not. The key factors which increase the lifetime of a cedar fence are as follows:
- Use pressure treated material for any components in contact with the ground
- Set posts in concrete, and minimize dirt buildup around posts
- Ensure there are no water traps or troughs in the fence panel design
- Use galvanized and/or stainless-steel fasteners
- Keep the fence clean