Cedar decks require regular maintenance or they will not last as long
as they should. Even though cedar is naturally rot resistant, constant
moisture, freezing and thawing, wet and dry conditions will age the
So every Spring and Fall you should clean your cedar deck and protect the
deck surface. I have written a thorough article on the various
aspects of deck cleaning, particularly cleaning wood decks. Feel free to read it for further tips.
Bottom line is with a little regular care, you will find cedar decks can last 15 years or more depending on the level of care given and the climate.