Wood Fences

A wood fence is probably the most loved fence in America. Who can forget the little country cottages with the picket fence around them. Wood fences symbolize our heritage as far as farmers and settlers having to live off the land using wood for homes, barns and fences!

There are a lot of advantages to a wood fence! They are a great choice to set a nature mood for your home or garden. They can be used to set a private setting, a farm setting, or just a picket fence around your garden. They can be commonly found around pools, private ponds and patios. They are definitely worth considering.

They are also many different styles from privacy, to picket I have seen many custom fences where a designer will come in and design a fence for a contractor to build a fence that does not have another fence that looks like it. With wood there is not much of a limitation on what you can do. Table top, concave, arched, french gothic, picket, shadow box, lattice top and deck rail top is just a few of the popular choices on wood fencing. There also are a wide range of caps that can be purchased for the post from you standard wood cap to a copper cap that has a solar light for night time.

In many neighborhoods, a housing association may require a wooden fence and even dictate the color of stain that may be applied to the fence.

Wooden fences do last a long time -- up to 20 even 30 years if maintained properly. They may need a picket or post replaced here and there, but should last a long time.

It is important to get a professional to build your fence and do not use pre-made panels from your local do it your self stores. If a fence is not built properly it will not stand the test of time and weather. Post should be 18 to 24 inches deep, screws or ring shank nails should be used for building to prevent the nails from backing out and then your fence needs to be stained every one to two years depending on the area in which you live.

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