Why We Love Western Red Cedar Fences for Colorado Homes
November signals the start of the ’tis the season. Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, and the whole holiday season…and we’re suddenly facing wintertime!
If you’re feeling a little panicked because you thought you had more time to handle your winter preparations, don’t worry, one thing we can assure you is that your Western Red Cedar boundary fence is handling the early frost like a champ.
We’ve been living and working and installing fences in Colorado for many years now, so this isn’t our first winter. The reason we work with cedar is that it can stand up to the coldest, wettest Colorado winter conditions. And as a homeowner, you hardly have to do anything. You can focus on prepping the rest of your home and garden for winter, but your fence will stand strong in any season.
Cedars will do in winter
Many people cringe at the idea of having a wooden fence during colder and wet seasons, so they opt for vinyl or iron fences, even though they like more the charm of a wooden fence. But they don’t have to compromise on their aesthetic standards, because luckily – there is the lovely red cedar fence! Isn’t nature a genuine wonder?
You’d think that a wooden fence would have problems in the wet winter, but cedar is one of the most durable woods, full of natural oils that works like an armor against moisture damage, rot, and insects. This also means that we can avoid using sealants and other chemicals to help protect and prolong the lifespan of your fence. Chemicals will only ruin the woods natural defense system.
Good installation is key. Let us do it
This natural beauty of a fence is the number one choice for Coloradans and anyone living in a four season state. Your biggest concern with a cedar fence should be the installation process. Our team consists of experts for the proper installation methods of cedar fences, making sure that they are placed directly in the ground, not held in place by concrete slabs or other materials that will prevent moisture from draining from the posts. Therefore, an inadequate installation can shorten the lifespan of the cedar fence.
There are many things that homeowners need to be concerned about when it comes to their home in winter, our Western Red Cedar fence is not one of them.