A wood fence is a choice that many homeowners and business owners opt for because of its affordability. It’s an inexpensive way to protect your home or business. However, choosing the material isn’t where the considerations stop. Next, you may ask, “what type of wood should I choose”? You also have to contemplate if pickets or panels are the better options for you and what type of hardware and posts you want your wood fence to have. The benefit of hiring Hercules Fence Newport News is that we can customize your fence to fit your aesthetic and security needs. You deserve the best fencing options. Here is a look at wood fence posts, panels, gates, and pickets.
The Wood Type
If you go for pine, fir, or spruce fencing, pressure-treated options are the most beneficial. Pine, fir, and spruce are inexpensive choices, and when treated with insecticide, the insecticide can prevent termites from destroying the wood. These wood fence types also need a water repellent stain applied every year or two to avoid rot and increase longevity.
Cedar and cypress fencing have natural oils that repel insects, but these options are also less likely to rot. Nonetheless, cedar and cypress fences still need periodic clear water-repellant staining to prevent discoloration. These selections don’t require as much maintenance as other wood fence types. If you’re looking for a wood fence type that stans out aesthetically, redwood fences are a beautiful and durable option. It’s a selection on the more expensive side but worth it when you think about the sturdiness.
Wood Fence Posts
Fence posts are what anchors a fence into the ground and secure its entire structure. The fence posts’ diameter depends on the fence’s height and the distance between posts, and the number of rails. Posts should never be too narrow because they will compromise the fence’s structural integrity. Fence posts can have unique shapes depending on whether you want a paneled or picketed fence. Round, peeled, and square options are available.
Gates, Panels, and Pickets
When choosing wood fence gates, you have to think about how you’d like to enter and exit your property. Will you drive a vehicle through your gate? Do you want an automated gate system where your gate will lift with only the push of a button? Do you have pets? You may benefit from a small gate with auto-shut hinges to ensure that your gate stays closed.
Most people love a picket fence because it’s symbolic of the American dream. All picket fences don’t have to look the same. The pickets can vary in height, shape, spacing, and finishes. Panels are better if you want the ultimate security and privacy. Both are excellent options. It merely depends on your security needs.
If you’re ready for a beautiful and durable wood fence, give us a call today!
Get in Touch With Hercules Fence Today
Hercules Fence has experience with nearly every type of residential and commercial fencing material imaginable, from wood and aluminum to chain link, vinyl, steel, and even temporary fencing. We have developed a reputation for quality work and fair, competitive prices. Hercules Fence is ready to serve you from six convenient locations. We have offices in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.
If you have any questions about finding your dream fence or fence maintenance, you can contact Hercules Fence today by calling (757) 316-3600 or visit FencesNewportNews.com today for a free quote.