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).