When it comes to outdoor projects such as building a fence, the choice of woods you can use narrows down to only a handful of resilient types. Let’s compare cedar vs. pressure-treated pine wood and take a look at their unique qualities. 

Cedar Wood Facts: 

  • Naturally resistant to moisture, decay, and insect damage
  • Won’t warp when exposed to moisture
  • Up-front cost is more than PT Pine
  • Attractive, natural look and appealing scent
  • Requires little maintenance, sealant can retain color longer
  • Color will change from red to silver patina when exposed to sunlight
  • More susceptible to cosmetic damages (dents, scratches)
  • Lasts 15-20 years on average

Photo of a Cedar Wood Fence

Pressure Treated Pine Facts:

  • Chemically treated to resist moisture, decay, and insect damage
  • Prone to shrinking, warping, and cracking when exposed to moisture
  • Up-front cost is less expensive than cedar
  • Less uniform look – knots & less tightly-grained
  • Requires routine and consistent maintenance – sealant, paint or stain
  • Higher density wood is resistant to dents and scratches
  • Lasts 12-15 years on average

While both cedar and pressure-treated pine are popular choices for Pensacola wood fence installation, it’s important that you weigh their differences so that you can make the best choice to suit your needs and budget. Check out our wood fence page for additional information and then head over to our gallery for some project inspiration.

Photo of a PT Pine Fence


High Steele Provides Quality Pensacola Wood Fence Options

As a top Florida Panhandle fence company, High Steele Fence is committed to providing the highest quality materials so that your wood fence will look great and last as long as possible. If you have questions, our fence professionals are here to help you at (850) 889-4059 or you can contact us online for fast, friendly service!