I am looking to replace about 16 section of fence and of the 2 materials
which should last longer. P.T or Cedar. I know that cedar looks better at
first but only a short time and where the fence is going I am more
interested in longevity over looks .
Not all cedar is created equal. The really good stuff is hard to find
and as you might guess cost a lot more than you would want to use in a
The PT should last a lot longer than the usual cedar.
I don't have any direct experience with these products but you might
look into some other kinds of woods. A fellow who has a lot of wood
working experience (high end wood carving, custom furniture, etc.)
told me about cambera, inge or lyptus as good alternatives for
exterior uses. He said "You might consider using Cambera, Inge or
Lyptus for the project. They are very dense south American woods that
are specifically imported for decks and docks. They outlast treated
significantly. The places you described usually have the best lumber
prices around for treated lumber. It fluctuates every year like this.
Framing lumber and treated purchase are best made any time other than
Hope this helps.
(Remove the Primes before e-mailing me)
That confirms my suspicions-- My 15 yr old pressure treated fence is
in need of a paint job, but it structurally as sound as the day I
finished it. [And if you're going with splits-- I have a short piece
of that made from Locust posts that is at least 12 yrs old, has never
been touched with any preservatives & is in perfect shape.]
Thanks Everyone for the replies. It looks like I will try the PT fence as
it's 8 dollars a panel cheaper
This is project summer as I am prepping my house for paint now and then the
Not much golf I'm afraid.
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