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Treatment for Cedar Privacy Fence

16 years ago

Had a cedar fence installed last year (November 2006). It is cedar panels with cedar posts.

My wife and I love the color and natural look of the fence....that's why we ultimately went with wood instead of vinyl.

From what I have read on these forums, I have a number of options on how to maintain the fence. My wife and I have narrowed it down to the following choices:

1. do nothing and let it weather naturally to a gray finish

2. treat it with a product to maintain its natural color

We don't want to stain it or paint it.....we definitely prefer the natural color of the wood as it is now or as it would gray naturally.

My questions are these:

1. Am I compromising the life expectancy of the fence by choosing to do nothing and let the fence gray naturally?

2. If I go with option #2, what is the best product/system to keep the fence its natural it is now.

Thanks for the help.

I've attached a few photos as well.



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