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February 24th 2011 Posted at Log Railing
It’s that time of year again. Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes cleaning and home renovations. At the top of many lists are repairing your deck, or replacing rotting or damaged spindles. We offer our suggestions below on why cedar log railing is a great choice, even if you don’t have a log home.
Cedar Log Railing Will Not Rot
Many of today’s homes are packaged and built with the cheapest railing possible, usually pine with 2 x 2 spindles. They look great when they are new, unfortunately their lifespan is usually 5 years or less. Cedar on the other hand, has been used in outdoor applications for years due to its natural resistance to rot and decay.
A Natural Look for ANY Decor
Cedar log railing comes in a wide variety of log styles, including both rustic and contemporary designs. If you have a log home, you will probably prefer a gnarly or more natural look. For contemporary homes, rails are available sanded with a true diameter (much like anything else that is in your neighborhood, but better). The great thing about cedar is that it takes well to any stain or color option you prefer, so you can match your existing spectrum.
You will be able to find railing at a better price than cedar. But as is so often true in life, you pay for what you get. Make the investment with cedar log railing and you will not have to replace it again. Pine will rot, steel will rust, but in cedar we trust. In the long run, this is the best investment you can make.