Why we use Cedar and redwood?
At Westlake Dream Gates we work with Cedar and Redwood or high-end Hardwoods like Mahogany, IPE or Balau/Bankirai rather than other types of wood because they are extremely durable. The natural oils in the wood make it largely resistant to weather damage and insect attacks. Whereas most types of wood warp and shrink over time, cedar and redwood retain their original form throughout their lifespan.
Cedar & Redwood is affordable to purchase and quick to install. It’s also easy to repair since it is a popular fencing material and is typically available on the market, unlike other types of fencing that might go in and out of style. It’s also an excellent option for families who want visual privacy and security for children and pets.
We can install your Wood Fence or Horizontal Wood Fence in the following areas:
Simi Valley, CA
Agoura Hills, CA
Thousand Oaks, CA
Westlake Village, CA
How many years does a wood fence last?
A well-installed quality cedar fence will last up to 30 years with proper maintenance. However, there are some factors that contribute to the life of your wood fence. Precipitation and sharp temperature shifts can wear down the fencing over time. The wood expands and contracts with the climate, which will weaken it over the years. Especially in SoCal Termites, direct sun exposure, and storm damage will also influence the life of the fencing. Westlake Dream Gates is here to help you preserve your wood fence as long as possible.
Wood or steel posts?
We only use PostMaster steel posts for all of our wood fencing. Since the posts are covered with wood, they are engineered to provide you with the strength of steel without sacrificing the natural beauty of wood. Constructed of structural steel with a heavy galvanized coating, PostMaster posts can withstand high winds and heavy rain and will never rot or warp.
Maintenance of a wood fence
- Once a year, take a walk around your yard and inspect your fence for signs of damage or rot.
- Replace broken boards, hammer in loose nails, or tighten screws.
- Every two to three years, clean the wood to remove dirt, moss, mildew, and graying.
- Choose a stain or sealant with a UV inhibitor and apply it after cleaning.
Wood Fence Styles
If you have a picture of the fence you’d like to have for your house send it to us and we can make that dream reality.