What makes Western Red Cedar a good choice for dog fences?
Western Red Cedar is naturally resistant to decay and insects, making it a durable choice. Its beautiful grain and rich color also add aesthetic value to any property.
How high should my fence be for my dog breed?
The ideal fence height often depends on the breed. For small breeds, a 4-foot fence usually suffices. For larger or more agile breeds like Huskies or Greyhounds, a 6-foot or taller fence is recommended.
Are there specific fence designs better suited for certain breeds?
Yes, some breeds are climbers, diggers, or jumpers. For climbers, a smooth panel design can deter them. For diggers, consider a fence that extends underground or has a buried wire. Jumpers may require a taller fence or an angled top.
How can I maintain the beauty and durability of my Western Red Cedar fence?
To maintain its natural color, you can apply a UV-blocking wood sealant. For longevity, consider staining or sealing the wood every 2-3 years to protect against moisture and sun damage.
Is there a way to prevent my dog from digging under the fence?
You can install a buried wire or an L-footer along the base of the fence. Another option is to place large rocks or plant dense shrubs along the fence line.
Can I customize the fence design to match my home’s aesthetic while still keeping it dog-friendly?
Absolutely! At Sky Fence Company, we specialize in custom fences. We can work with you to design a fence that complements your home’s style while meeting your dog’s needs.
How often should I inspect my Western Red Cedar fence for wear and tear?
Regular inspections, at least twice a year, are recommended. Look for signs of damage, loose nails, or rotting wood, especially after extreme weather events.
What if my dog is aggressive or reactive towards other animals or people?
In such cases, consider adding a privacy panel or slats to prevent visual triggers. It’s also essential to ensure the fence is sturdy and secure.
How does the climate in the Seattle area affect Western Red Cedar fences?
The moist climate can accelerate mold growth on any wood, including Western Red Cedar. Regular cleaning and treatment with mildew-resistant products can help maintain the fence’s appearance and integrity.
My dog chews on everything. Is Western Red Cedar safe if ingested?
While Western Red Cedar isn’t toxic, it’s always best to discourage dogs from chewing on any wood. Consider using safe deterrents or sprays on the fence or providing alternative chew toys.