Wood pergolas made of cedar have a lot of advantages. Natural cedar is a good insect repellent and keeps them away for a long time. Therefore, there is no need to paint them with insect resistant material. Since cedar is a good wood, they give a more natural look to the pergolas. Cedar woods do not twist or turn, so it does not encourage the growth of mildew or rotting. Cedar wood is extremely durable and lasts longer than any other type of wood. Pergolas made of cedar wood can last as long as a hundred years.