Red Cedar Fencing Boards
Cedar is a highly sought after wood for fencing because it is easy-to-use, durable, beautiful, and environmentally friendly. Its easy-to-use functions include laying straight and flat, being lightweight, and effortlessly fitting into place. Furthermore, cedar contains natural preservatives that allow it to naturally resist insects, moisture, and other harsh conditions. Cedar is durable enough to resist splintering and stay sturdy for many years under the proper conditions. Finally, cedar is a sustainable source and has a net carbon sink, so using cedar wood for fencing is the environment-conscious choice.
Japanese Cedar Fencing Boards
Not to be confused with Chinese cedar or Incense cedar, Japanese cedar is an extremely special and highly regarded fencing material. Japanese cedar has countless benefits, including being durable, affordable, beautiful, and sustainable. If there is any question about which material to use for fencing, Japanese cedar is a perfect option to choose.
Used for centuries in Japanese construction work and exterior architecture, Japanese cedar is exceedingly durable. It is waterproof and contains tannins within the wood to help it withstand bugs, rot, decay, and much more. Not only that, but Japanese cedar is kiln dried, which helps stabilize the wood as well as limit split boards and end checks.
Moreover, Japanese cedar is incomparably beautiful. With a similar appearance to the wonderful Giant Sequoia, Japanese cedar is known for its exquisite reddish-pink color. It is lightweight, yet still manages to be sturdy. Furthermore, Japanese cedar is unique for its pleasant fragrance.
If high-standard beauty and durability isn’t enough, Japanese cedar also costs less than other woods and is considered more cost-effective compared to other types of fencing.
Japanese cedar fencing comes in two options: Flat Top and Dog Ear.
Vinyl fencing is different from wood, as it is made of polymers that allow it to appear ageless for lifetimes. It’s made up of strong PVC compounds that contribute to fencing being able to endure forever and be everlasting. It is known to be durable enough to repel moisture, temperatures, sun exposure, time, and even more. Some critics even believe it to outperform metal and wood as a fencing material. If properly installed, vinyl fencing requires much less upkeep than other materials. Another benefit of vinyl as a fencing material is that it is cost-effective and can save money in the long term due to the lack of heavy maintenance.
Metal Fencing Posts
Another material option for fencing posts aside from wood is metal. Metal provides a sophisticated, modern look due to its smooth texture and appearance. However, metal isn’t just high quality on the outside, but on the inside as well. Metal posts are galvanized to prevent rust and resist corrosion. Overall, metal is a solid and well-rounded material to provide support to fences.
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