3 common cedar fence problems.

3 common cedar fence problems.

We love a good Cedar Fence, they are usually beautiful, but like any product, they have some pros and cons. We wanted to take this opportunity to go over 3 common problems a person will run into if they choose to install a cedar fence on their property.

We wanted this article to serve as an educational piece. Cedar is a great choice if you’re looking for a fence, but we wanted you to know exactly what you’re getting into with it, and that includes the problems.

Let’s get started; here are 3 common cedar fence problems.

Warping or rotten boards.

Cedar fences are subject to warping, damage. You’ll need to inspect your wood fence annually to ensure that rotten boards are replaced, loose nails are hammered in, and screws are tightened. You are going to want to have someone walk around your fence once a year to check for any warped, rotten, or damaged boards. If you don’t get on top of the problem promptly, it can worsen over time. A Cedar fence will typically need to be replaced once every 25 years.

1. Warping or rotten boards.

Wobbly posts.

You’ll also need to be on the lookout for leaning and wobbly posts. Wood Fence posts naturally weaken and start to rot over time. This happens regardless of whether or not they are installed directly in the soil or encased in a concrete footing. If your posts break, it will cause your fence to start to lean over. You may not need to replace your fence if you only have a few rotting posts. You can hire someone to replace those posts or stabilize them with splints or braces. Be sure to inspect your fence for wobbly posts once a year, as the situation can continue to get worse if not addressed in a timely manner.

Mold and peeling paint.

A cedar fence typically needs to be cleaned once every 3-5 years to remove any moss, mold, mildew, dirt, peeling paint, and graying. The fence will also need to be resealed or painted after it has been cleaned. Mold and mildew spots should be removed as soon as possible as they will eat away at the Cedar if left untreated. Creating the cleaning solution required to complete this job is very simple; you’ll need to mix in 4 oz of oxygen bleach and a gallon of hot water into a bucket and scrub the mold and mildew away with a scrub brush. Once you’ve completed this, be sure to rinse the fence with plain water.

Mold and peeling paint.


If you are thinking about replacing your fence, then we strongly encourage you to examine your options. Cedar is a great option aesthetically speaking, and it can last 25 years if maintained properly.

There are options you can consider if you are looking to drastically lower the maintenance bill or eliminate it entirely!


If you are interested in the most aesthetically pleasing option and don’t mind paying a premium for the ultimate fence that will last a lifetime, then we implore you to check out our SLEEKFENCE aluminum fence product.

An aluminum privacy fence and aluminum screen fence product will require little to no maintenance aside from cleaning at your own discretion. SLEEKFENCE doesn’t require you to polish or paint your contemporary black fence. All you’ll need to do is install it and enjoy it for a lifetime. Let’s take a second and talk about how this works. Our aluminum privacy fence panels and screen panels are powder-coated black. Because they are made from aluminum, they are resistant to corrosion and don’t rust. Aluminum has no iron in its composition, so there is no iron there to oxidize and rust. If you’re looking for a great fence, then aluminum is your answer.

Aluminum vs. Wood Fence Cost

Don’t hesitate to reach out:

Call or email us if you have any questions about our aluminum fence products. A member of our support staff will be glad to help you. If you are looking to install a SLEEKFENCE™, we would be glad to assist you in finding a contractor near you.

Adam Deo
Author: Adam Deo