Cedar is a popular fencing material not only for its warm good looks, but also for its excellent weather resistant properties. While it can last for several years without being stained, regular staining will extend the life of your fence for several years.
Cedar fencing requires a little more maintenance, especially here in Northern Utah with our cycles of very cold winters and hot, dry summers. The great thing is that a well-maintained cedar fence with a little age and seasoning can look even better than it did when it was new, but vinyl doesn’t do patina well at all. An older cedar fence with a few pickets newly replaced and a fresh coat of stain is picturesque, but a new vinyl panel next to an old one doesn’t look so good.
You don’t have to stain your fence every year. A good quality stain should protect and beautify your fence for at least three years. We recommend you wash it down first to remove any soil, mildew and debris, and let it dry thoroughly for two or three days before staining it. If you brush or roll the stain on, you’ll get better penetration than if you spray it on.
Don’t want to do it yourself? Give us a call, and we’d be happy to give you a quote!