Looking to have a 6' privacy fence built around my yard in central Ohio. Yard drains reasonably well but can get pretty mushy in spots, especially when we get a bunch of rain and the ground is still frozen (like right now.)
I have had a few contractors out to quote me a privacy fence. Most of them won't use cedar posts because they say they rot quickly, and pressure treated is better. One contractor is using 5" x 5" center cut cedar posts, as he only works in cedar. I like the look of the cedar posts, but the price is significantly higher than using PT posts and cedar planks. I'd hate to spend the extra and then have the posts rot out at / under ground level.
I'm not sure how the cedar posts would be set (concrete, gravel, or a collar) but I'll ask.
Does anyone have any knowledge (or strong opinions) either way on life expectancy of cedar vs PT?
Thanks in advance! If anyone has been through this and has any "Make sure you ask about..." advice please let me know!