My neighbors and I are looking to rebuild our fence, and we need to
discuss materials. I know plastic will come up, but I'm against
that, as in my opinion it's not mature enough of a product, and I've
heard lots of bad things about it (molds when in shade, color fades
differently in shade an sun, etc).
So, I'm looking between Pressure Treated and Cedar. I'm wondering
what the advantages of either are. As far as life expectancy, the new
pressure treated no longer has arsnic, so I'm not sure how long it
lasts. Also, I've heard that they are now harvesting Cedar from
younger trees, and again, that is supposed to lower how long that
lasts. Does anybody have any ideas of how long modern cedar and
modern ptw last for fences?
Also I've heard ptw is stronger than Cedar, and that some people use
ptw posts on cedar paneled fences. I'm wondering how necessary this
is, and how long the cedar posts will last.
Any advice is greatly appreciated (or a pointer to a good, unbiased
web site would also be nice -- can't seem to find one).