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Wood fencing brings sheer beauty to your home and landscaping.
Traditional wood creates an eye-catching, versatile, and warm
appearance. With proper maintenance you can expect your wood fence
to bring you years of privacy and value. Just as with many other
fencing materials, wood comes in many different types to choose
from, all offering different looks and carrying different price
tags. With careful selection, the result will be a properly designed
and well-built wood fence that complements your home naturally.
Wood fencing offers an array of qualities, colors, sizes and types.
The quality, or grade, of wood is available in clear, premium,
select, standard, standard and better, and quality. Clear grade is
the most expensive and offers the highest quality appearance.
Quality grade, on the other hand, has greater limiting
characteristics and comes at the lowest cost.
The different types of wood include cedar, redwood, untreated and
pressure treated spruce. A high grade redwood fence makes for an
excellent fence! Of course this is your most expensive option too.
Also, pressure-treated wood isn't exactly the most appealing of wood
fences, but it is the most resistant to damage from rot or insects.
In addition to grade and material, there are several creative styles
to choose from. Styles include solid board, shadowbox,
spaced-picket, lattice top, stockade, basket weave, or post on rail
design. Each style is unique and will compliment your landscape
depending on the look you most desire.
Keep in mind that regardless of what type, quality and style you
select for your wood fence, your greatest concern should be with
installation. Proper installation is the means to a beautiful,
long-lasting fence. It is often suggested to use steel post to
construct your wood fence because more times than none, wood will
not hold up with ground contact and posts eventually will fail. Do
your self a favor and pay close attention to the installation.