A wood fence is a popular and attractive perimeter option for various properties. However, there are many different types of wood fences that you can choose from when selecting your fence design. The most common types of wood fences offer a few different benefits for your fence design. Read on to learn what redwood, cedar, cypress, and spruce wood fences can give you in design and security and which might be best for your fencing needs.
This type of wood fence offers an attractive reddish hue. The most robust redwood fence will have the brightest color. However, left untreated, redwood will gray with age. One of the best advantages of installing a redwood fence is that it stands up to weather elements better than most wood fence options on the market. It also resists peeling because of its naturally high oil content. Pests do not like the taste of the redwood’s oil, so the fence will avoid pest damage and rotting.
Most insects cannot stand the scent of a cedar fence, so they will leave your fence alone. This fence, therefore, does not need to be chemically treated to repel insects. This makes the cedar type of wood fence great for people who are looking to avoid chemical treatments. Cedar fences are also relatively stable, so the fence will last a while without warping or becoming unsightly. You can choose between two types of cedar fencing: Western red cedar has a tinge of red to it, while Northern red cedar is white to light yellow.
When left to its natural color, cypress fences have a beautiful yellowish color, although this type of wood fence can also accept stains very well. Cypress fences are great at resisting rot, while natural components in the wood make it a fungicide. Cypress is one of the harder softwoods, so it is less likely to get nicked, cut, or physically damaged over time.
Unlike other softwood fence options, insects can harm spruce fences. Spruce also struggles in wet environments where it may be susceptible to warping, but staining your spruce fence regularly can help with this. However, compared to many other wood fences, spruce is very affordable.
If you are unsure about which wood fence style would be best for your property, consult the professionals at Hercules Fence of Washington, D.C., for expert advice.
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