The deep, rich colour of cedar make it an excellent option for backyard fencing. Left unstained cedar will weather nicely into an appealing, rustic grey hue. But it can also be stained, bleached or painted to great effect. The natural oils in cedar make it resistant to rot, decay and insects. Cedar is dimensionally stable, which makes it less likely to twist and warp in an outdoor environment. Any type of treatment will increase the lifespan of your cedar fence. Properly maintained, it can last anywhere from 15 to 30 years. Contact your local Home Hardware Building Centre for availability.