Wood fences have been around for centuries and will always be appealing to a homeowner. There are several different types of wood to use for building a wood fence depending on the aesthetics and functionalities that a homeowner would like to add. Wood fences have a few different purposes including privacy, security and to also provide noise reduction. We offer many different designs and construction options. Some of the most popular choices for wood fences would include wood picket fences, post and rail wood fences, wood lattice fences, and vertical board fences. In determining the right wood fence for your needs there are a lot of different factors to consider. One factor would be to determine what is the right type of wood for the look you are wanting as the final result. Some factors that should be taken into consideration when determining what is the right type of wood to use would include:
What is the local weather:
Is your area a dry climate or do you receive a lot of moisture?
Do you have temperature swings of freezing temperatures or above 100-degree temperatures?
Is the weather in your area stable or are there wide swings in the temperatures?
Making sure you choose the right type of wood for your climate can prevent the wood from decaying and this will ensure that your fence will last a lot longer.
Insects and Species:
Species such as termites can cause a lot of damage to wood. Some climates are conducive to harvesting termites. You should be aware of the species and insects in your area and the different types of wood that are more susceptible to insect infestation. Avoid choosing the wrong type of wood in these situations and choose a wood that has been pressure treated or has a natural repellant in the wood.
Depending on what type of wood you would select for your project will also affect the budget that you may have set for your fencing project. If you are like most homeowners you have set a limit on a budget for your project and want to choose the longest-lasting wood for your fence. When choosing a durable wooden fence will save you money over time but you also might consider the length of time you will be living on your current property. This may also help you to determine how much you want to budget for your fencing project so it will last the duration of time that you are predicting that you will be living in your current home. Some of the best wood types for fencing would include:
Pressure Treated Woods
Contact one of our fencing contractors and we would be happy to help you determine what type of wood fence would be best suited for your needs.