Picking the right kind of fence for your property is one of those things that doesn’t seem that hard until you sit down to draw up the plans—and suddenly realize how many different options are staring you in the face.

Should you go with a wood or aluminum fence? Would a vinyl or wrought iron fence be more appropriate for the area? How do you juggle the various factors of appearance, durability, and cost?

Every type of fence has its advantages, but it’s hard to argue with the lasting value provided by a cedar fence. Here’s why:

They’re durable- Cedar wood resists rot and decay , thus remaining sturdy for years while still being relatively light and easy to install. Therefore, cedar fences can be relied on to last far longer than other types of wood fences. Cedar is exceptionally strong, so you won’t have to worry about the wood bending or warping after only a few years of use.

They’re attractive (except to bugs)- Cedar wood is among the finest-looking material you’ll ever see in a fence. And that beauty will last; a cedar fence weathers well over time, eventually turning a lovely shade of silver gray. They also give off a pleasant “forest” scent , which has the bonus of repelling insects.

They’re easy to maintain- As with all wood products, weather and moisture can take a toll on cedar fences. But keeping them fresh and healthy-looking is simple : Inspect them every few months and be quick to clean, repair, and seal any damaged areas, and you’ll have a beautiful fence for years to come.

Ready to start planning your fence? Paramount Fence can get you started on the right foot. They’ll give you a free in-home estimate and help you decide which size and style cedar fence are right for your home or business. Once you’re admiring your finished fence, you’ll be glad you took the time to do it right—and chose the right people to help you.