Pressure-treated posts vs galvanized
For years, pressure-treated posts were the only choice for installing a new cedar fence. They do work… kind of. These posts rot at the base where dirt meets the air creating a perfect environment for decay to set in. Think of the pressure-treated coating as the shell of an egg. It does provide some protection on the outer surface, but it’s thin and fragile. Once that coating is broken or rotted, the remaining wood post goes fast (we’ve seen these deteriorate in as little as 3-5 years after install). Not to mention the post is wood which means even if it doesn’t rot, it will twist, warp, expand, shrink, crack, etc… The solution? A galvanized steel post called a Postmaster.
Postmasters are designed to be a forever post. Meaning you pay for the hard part of fencing only once (digging holes, setting the posts in concrete) and never have to pay for that portion again. Ever.
Galvanized steel resists corrosion, has a much higher wind load rating, and believe it or not doesn’t cost much more than the traditional pressure-treated post.
Don’t worry about the way it looks. We cover both sides of the post with a cedar picket to hide it from your view and your neighbor’s.