The Complete Guide to Caring for Your Northern White Cedar Fence

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One of the biggest advantages to installing a Northern White Cedar fence is that it will last a lot longer than most wood fences. Cedar is naturally rot-resistant, resists knotholes, and resists insects. It’s well suited to form the basis of any outdoor structure. If you take care of your fence in the right way then it should last for the next 15 years, and should remain beautiful until it’s time to replace it.  Unfortunately this fence is not maintenance-free. It will require some attention throughout the year if you want it to look its best in the long run. ..

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A Summer To-Do List for Fence Owners

Summer is now officially here. If you haven’t tackled certain fence maintenance tasks already, you’ll want to do so now. Hit them within the next week or so to make the most of your beautiful, fence-enclosed back yard for the rest of the season. If you have a wooden fence… Check its appearance. It may just need to be cleaned and brightened. However, if it’s been a couple of years since you last addressed your fence there’s a good chance it will need a solid pressure washing. Once you’ve pressure washed your fence you’ll need to decide whether..

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How to Choose between Repairing and Replacing Your Northern White Cedar Fence

Even the best fences start to show signs of wear and tear eventually. Though a northern white cedar fence lasts longer than most (15-30 years) eventually it will come to the end of its lifespan. And even before it does, winter weather, neighbors, and other unforeseen events can cause damage. If you want to save money, it’s important to know when a fence can be saved, and when it can’t. Much depends on what’s wrong with the fence. Discoloration Discoloration is, in general, one of the easiest and cheapest problems to solve. A good pressure washing will kill..

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