Are treated wood fences better than cedar wood fences?
No other wood provides a better wood grain appearance and color than cedar. Compared to treated wood, cedar is less likely to warp, crack and twist. Your best choice is AFC's Signature Series “All Cedar Fence.”
Should we use treated or cedar posts?
If the concrete footing is placed to shed water from the posts, cedar or treated is fine. We will use a premium cedar post or an ACQ2 treated and stained posts. Please understand that treated materials may develop “checks” and bend while the curing process matures.
Are treated materials safe for my family and pets?
Only use industrial approved ACQ treated posts. Stay clear of using CCA (Cooper Chromate Arsenic) materials.
What about wood gates?
Only use a heavy duty 4” x 6” posts on the hinge side of your 6' tall gate. We recommend using three hinges per gate. Make sure all hardware is powder coated to avoid rusting.
Do I need to stain my cedar fence?
If you want to maintain that reddish and blonde cedar color, then consider staining your fence within four weeks of installation. Be sure that the wood is dry prior to applying stain. You should anticipate re-staining your fence every 2 to 3 years. Be sure sprinklers are not constantly spraying your fence. This will cause uneven discoloration.
What about nails?
A galvanized or aluminized nail that is counter sunk to avoid popping-out is your best bet.