A wood fence is a wonderful addition to any home, however, it can be hard to know which kind of wood to choose for your fence. There are so many options with different shades, grains, pros, cons, price points, and capabilities. Here are some things to consider when choosing what material to make your wood fence from.
Factor In The Weather
When selecting the type of lumber to make your wood fence from, consider your local climate first. Do you live in a wet or dry area? Are you more likely to experience freezing temperatures or hundred degree temperatures? Do you have fluctuating weather or relatively stable weather? Choosing the wrong type of wood for your climate will lead to a fence that is more susceptible to decay.
Think About Insects
Be aware of how susceptible the wood you are choosing is to insect infestation. Is it naturally repellant or pressure treated? If not it will be vulnerable to infestation which can be expensive to repair and sometimes even impossible to completely remedy.
Know Your Budget
As with any decision related to your home or property, knowing your budget is key. However, while being aware of your budget, it is important to not cut corners. While getting cheap wood may seem like a smart money saving idea at the outset, this will actually cost you in repair and replacement over time if you plan on sticking around your current property long term. However, for a short term fence, less expensive wood that will not last as long makes more sense.
Popular Types Of Wood
-Pine Wood: An inexpensive and long lasting wood that is shrinkage resistant
-Cedar: A low maintenance favorite that’s naturally insect repelling and looks as good as it smells. It is more expensive than some other types of wood, however.
-Cypress: A popular cedar alternative with minimal knots.
-Redwood: This long lasting insect resistant wood has a popular look.
Let Us Help You Keep Your Wood Fence in Excellent Shape for Years to Come
Ready to get your perfect fence installed around your residential or commercial property or get your existing wood fence repaired? Hercules Fence has extensive experience in repairing and constructing fences made out of any and every material. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they’re residential or commercial, for the right price. Give us a call at 757-316-3600 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.