The Rot- and Insect-Resistant Properties of Cedar Fencing

A wood fence is a handsome and cost-effective addition to any home. However, most woods require regular yearly maintenance to keep them looking bright and beautiful. For example, pine and fir are susceptible to weathering by the elements as well as insect infestations, so steps must be taken to maintain their look. When choosing a type of wooden fence, Paramount Fence opts for cedar fencing for its unique hardiness and properties. Read on to discover just what makes western red cedar so ideal for beautiful, long-term fencing:

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Wood is often subject to insect infestations, and therefore, must be maintained regularly to ensure it remains structurally sound. Cedar, however, produces natural aromatic oils called thujaplicins that act as natural insect repellent. These oils keep the wood insect-free without the need for chemical treatments or yearly maintenance, which can save both money and time when it comes to keeping your yard looking great.


Another consideration when using wood fencing is rot. Dry rot is caused by a species of fungi that causes wood decay as it digests the wood fibers. The thujaplicins that give cedar its insect-repellant properties also act as powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agents. These compounds not only resist moisture, but are toxic to fungi and make cedar resistant to dry rot and warping without the need for the chemical treatments that other woods require. Of the two most commonly-used types of cedar, western red cedar is considered the tougher and more rot-resistant of the two. However, both western red and eastern white cedar produce thujaplicins and are excellent choices for any fencing project.

Are you thinking about adding a wood fence to your home? Paramount Fence offers quality western red cedar fencing and installation to the Chicagoland area, including Naperville, Aurora and more. Visit our website or call us at (630) 406-8410 for more information today.

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Investing in a damage-resistant fence secures your home against intrusions and adds value to your home. Learn more with a call to Paramount Fence at (630) 406-8410.

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Wood Fence Showing Wear? Identify Areas in Need of Repair

A fence in disrepair not only looks bad; it can also be a security risk. Protect your property and your investment with a few tips from this video on fence maintenance.

Construction professional Tim Eaton outlines tips for homeowners with worn wooden fences. He suggests performing a regular inspection of fence components, such as bolts and hinges. Homeowners should also consider replacing rotted wood immediately upon detection.

Homeowners in the Chicago area can depend on Paramount Fence for quality sales and installation. If your wood fence is beyond repair, call us at (630) 406-8410. Whether you are looking at a new wood, PVC or aluminum fence for your home, Paramount Fence can help.

3 Great Reasons to Have a Fence on Your Property

A new fence allows homeowners to secure their home and upgrade their exterior. With so many styles of fencing available, you’re sure to find the perfect fence for your property. Keep reading to learn the advantages of this high-quality home improvement:

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  1. Discourage Intrusion: A fence installation provides extra security to your home in numerous ways. Added privacy ensures that your valuables stay out of sight. This visual defense makes it more difficult for criminals to plan a robbery of your home. In fact, the mere sight of a fence is likely to deter criminals from targeting your home in the first place. Solid wood and metal fences provide the best mix of strength and concealment. Likewise, chain fences with security inserts perform admirably against would-be thieves.
  2. Protect Property: Robust walls protect your home from more than just human intruders.   Controlled access to your yard has a myriad of benefits. For example, putting up a fence keeps stray and wild animals out of your yard. A fence also provides for peace of mind when your children are outside.
  3. Improve Aesthetics: The right fence delivers increased security with a visual upgrade. Painting a wood fence to match or compliment the exterior of your home is a great way to add an extra decorative element to the exterior. Similarly, an ornamental aluminum metal fence adds a modern flavor to any style home. Don’t forget the potential benefits to a home’s curb appeal. A new fence provides added leverage when negotiating the sale of your home.

High-quality fencing installations from Paramount Fence offer all the benefits outlined above and more. Call (630) 406-8410 to learn more about wood and aluminum fencing for your Chicago home.


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