Here’s the bottom line: Every Cedar home or building requires periodic maintenance and a solid maintenance programme.
Cedar is a ‘low maintenance timber’, it is not a ‘no maintenance’ timber. Once it’s no longer living, like all organic matter, Cedar starts to deteriorate.
Cedar’s worst enemy is the sun. New Zealand’s UV rays are some of the harshest in the world, and will eventually dry out any timber, even Cedar. Not adequately protected, this leads to fine cracks and roughening of the surface.
To keep your house looking it’s best and lasting indefinitely you need a maintenance programme tailored specifically to your property.
Get our Cedar Maintenance Guide to learn all about how to maintain your house.