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increased security using a beautiful new fence

I own a landscape supply company and have done fairly well over the years. Until recently, security was never an issue, but then, I had two thefts occur. Someone had stolen mulch and gravel from my supplies. I knew that it was time for me to get serious about increasing security to prevent it from happening a third time. I talked with a fencing contractor about what type of fencing would help improve security without taking away from the pleasant appearance of the grounds. My blog will tell you how we accomplished the increased security using a beautiful new fence.

increased security using a beautiful new fence

3 Ways Cedar Is a Great Choice for a Fence

Carter Hopkins

If you want to put a fence around your yard then you realize just how important of a decision this is. You will be selecting the fence you plan on having in your yard for many years to come. Also, you want the fence to serve a purpose and when you choose the material for your fence and the style of your fence, you want to know that it is more than capable of doing its job. Read here to learn what it is about cedar that has it remaining a popular choice. 

1. Cedar fencing can serve many purposes

If you want a privacy fence, you can have a solid cedar fence put in with no gaps in the slats. If you want security fencing, cedar fencing with gaps or without gaps can prevent unwanted people from entering your yard. If you want a containment fence for dogs or kids, a cedar fence can stand up to this task. If you want a sound barrier to keep noises around your property from being too loud, then a solid cedar fencing free of gaps and as tall as legally permitted will do the trick. If you want to create visual barriers to separate different parts of the yard, then cedar fencing that has a picket fence design will be good. 

2. Cedar fencing can be used in different regions

Different regions will have their own threats for fencing. Hot areas can cause fencing to become brittle, but wet regions can cause rotting or rusting. Cedar is a good choice for just about any region because of how well it can stand up to different kinds of weather. Some types of wood, such as pine, tend to be too soft for some weather, whereas cedar can take it and show no signs of damage or weakening. This is because there are special oils that are naturally occurring in cedar that help to prevent things like rotting, swelling, and even insect infestations. 

3. Cedar is a nice-looking wood

When it comes to a wood fence, there are some types of wood that are just more attractive naturally, and cedar is one of the better-looking types of wood. Since the fence is on the outermost part of your yard, it is the first impression of your home one will get and you want to make a good impression. You also won't need to worry about having the fence sealed periodically due to the natural oil protection, so what you see is what you get.

You can learn more about cedar fencing by contacting local contractors.