A Guide to Caring for Your Cedar Wood Fence
Cedar fencing is one of the best ways you can improve the look of your home, and increase your resale value should you ever choose to sell. Cedar is a durable and stable wood that is naturally resistant to warping and twisting. In order to keep your fence looking great for years to come, a small amount of routine maintenance is required. Keep reading for tips on how to take good care of your cedar wood fence.
All types of wood are susceptible to moisture, expanding and contracting as the moisture level in the air changes. Though cedar stands up to the elements better than other species of wood, sealing your cedar fence will extend its life a great deal. Use a waterproofing sealer to give your cedar fence additional protection against the weather. Apply a thin coat and let it dry, and then apply a second coat. Most cedar fences should be sealed every three to five years for best results. If you are unsure of what sealer to use, talk to your fencing professionals to see if they have any recommendations.
Fences provide a barrier around your home or business 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As they are constantly exposed to the elements and everything else that comes their way, they will need to be cleaned at least once a year. If you notice that your fence has changed from a reddish color to gray, use a power washer to thoroughly clean the fence. Moving quickly over the surface will help restore your cedar fence’s beautiful color. For a deeper cleaning, fill a bucket with a diluted bleach solution. Use a garden sprayer to saturate the fence and let it seep in for about 10 minutes. Scrub the fence down to remove and mold or mildew, and rinse thoroughly with clean water when you are done.
At Paramount Fence, we are committed to providing all of our customers with the highest quality cedar fencing available. Give us a call at 630-239-2714 to schedule your free estimate. You can also visit our website to learn more about our beautiful cedar wood fences.