If you are looking to secure your yard and create a private atmosphere, wood fencing is a great choice. But, how do you know what type of wood fence to have installed? And how do you know what material is going to be best for the area you live and your overall fencing goals? Here are the three most common types of wood fencing and their benefits.
#1: Pressure Treated Pine
Pressure treated pine is one of the most popular types of wood fencing available. It is one of the most cost effective and it is far more durable than some other fencing options. Why? Pressure treated lumber has been specifically coated with a liquid and placed in a pressure chamber. The reaction creates a wood that repels pests and fungus to extend the life of your fence. It is one of the best fence supplies on the market in terms of practicality and usually much tougher than traditional pine.
#2: White Oak
White oak is another great fencing product. It’s lovely color and extended strength are often a draw for homeowners looking to install a fence. The only real downside to oak is its tendency to warp or bow after years of being out in the weather. However, many homeowners here in Texas don’t seem to have much of a problem with weathering in our climate as white oak is still quite sturdy.
#3: Western Red Cedar
Western red cedar is another ultra popular fence material. It is pretty much naturally repellant to bugs, rot, and other ailments that often plague a wooden fence. In additional, cedar’s lovely red color makes for a beautiful addition to the exterior of most homes. The only real downside to it is cost, as prices are usually a bit higher than most, but it is still affordable for most homeowners.
These are just three of the most common fencing types on the market. However, there are many more. Examples include vinyl fencing, pole fencing, metal fencing, and others. The right type of fencing for your property will usually depend on the overall look you wish to achieve, whether or not you are trying to contain pets/livestock, and your budget.
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