Cedar vs. Pressure-Treated PineUp one level
This pressure-treated fence is only five years old...
Which is the best material? Here is some very useful information about western red cedar and pressure treated pine, the two species of wood used to build fences in our area.
In this file you can see the visual difference between two styles of fence in pressure treated pine (left) and cedar (right.) The cedar fences have a natural red color. These fences were photographed shortly after their installation - the pressure-treated pine fences are likely to warp as they age.
You have probably seen this in your neighborhood: someone's pressure-treated fence is twisting and warping as it ages. If you don't look forward to replacing board after board, consider investing in a cedar fence!