Don’t Mess With the Western Red Cedar Boundary Fence
(Cover photo: The Kalaloch Redcedar, Olympic National Park. Photo credit: Rachel the Cat)
Keeping your wooden fences natural and recyclable
Besides the classic beauty of a custom wooden boundary fence, another attractive quality is their environmental friendliness. A wooden fence, if cared for, can last a very long time, but should the time come to replace it, it’s nice to know that your old fence will simply recycle back in nature, providing nutrients to the earth for new trees to grow and flourish.
Custom Western Red Cedar boundary fences in Colorado
Personally, our number one choice of wood for our customers throughout Colorado is the Western Red Cedar. It is extremely durable, beautiful, weather, decay, and bug resistant. And, it will protect itself against all these elements without any help from you. This is great news. Not only does a wooden fence require little to no treatment, or maintenance, but it’s natural ability to protect itself means that once it is time for your fence to retire, it is still “all natural” and can disappear back into the earth from which it came.
Don’t use toxic products to treat your wooden boundary fence
Once your fence starts to age you may be tempted to give it a little makeover using various stains, treatments, lacquers, and paints. Be very careful when you choose products to maintain your fence. Product with chemicals, like most stains, lacquers, and paints will render the wood non-recyclable. Before you pick your product, make sure you look for environmentally friendly, non-toxic products so that your fence is still recyclable when the time come.
Many paints, stains, and lacquers are filled with volatile organic compound materials (VOC) that not only hurt the wood but causes damage to the environment as toxic materials escape into the atmosphere.
Family owned fence installation and supply company in Colorado
Our family has been serving Colorado homes for over 40 years. We are proud to be able to offer our customers custom designed, solid Red Western Cedar boundary fences for privacy, noise, reduction, added curb appeal, or any other function you need your fence to serve.
Our guarantee on workmanship and materials for all wood fences is two years and a one-year warranty on gates.