Cedar fences are well worth the extra cost for their beauty and style. Quality red cedar boards are used to build side by side or board on board fences designed for complete privacy. If preventing outsiders from snooping on your property is important to you, cedar fences are a perfect. Wood fences last up to 25 years provided they are stained by a Dallas Fence Company TX every few years. They can become discolored or develop black streaks if they remain unstained
Why Black Marks Form on Cedar Fences
The most common stains on cedar fences are caused by mildew and mold. Wet, rainy weather and other environmental factors eventually fade and discolor cedar, leaving black streaks on the wood. A yard with a grass lawn and lots of plants will be a magnet for mildew while a fenced-in space with no plants and a concrete walk will not cause as much mildew or mold to form. When a Dallas Fence Company TX installs your cedar fence, ask about the best ways to control mold and mildew from forming on the wood.
Tannins, astringent compounds found in plants, also leave black marks on cedar. They leak from wood and any metal or iron that comes in contact with the wood will leave black streaks. This includes nails, saw blades and hammers. Dark wood contains more tannins than light-colored wood, so deep red cedar will have darker stains.
Sap occasionally oozes to wood’s surface, leaving a sticky black mark. When cedar is cut at the sawmill, oil from machines may drop onto wood. Remove oil and sap stains with paint thinner.
If you have an older fence or live in an area prone to extreme weather, cedar discoloration may occur naturally. Burns from fireworks, candles or matches are another cause of black marks on cedar.
If your fences have any of discoloration or fading due to the reasons listed above, or if you just want to liven up the color of your fence, a Dallas fence company TX can do the job and have your yard looking brand new for the spring.
At DFW Fence Doctors Dallas fence company TX, we clean, dry and apply oil-based stain to cedar fences. A properly-stained fence lasts longer and withstands wet weather and the aging process much better than unprotected wood. Call us at 469-425-2515 for a free quote on staining your fence (or installing a new one). The professionals at Fence Doctors are here to help extend the life of your Western Cedar fence.
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Dallas, Texas 75206
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