Do you want to know what the most popular material option for a fence in the United States is?
That’s right: wood.
Wood has also been the most popular choice of material for fencing for many, many years as well, and it’s easy to see why: it’s a very natural, beautiful, and warm and welcoming material that can really enhance the look (and value) of your home and property.
With that said, here are a handful of the different types of wood that you will be able to use for your fence here at Fayetteville Pro Fencing, presented in alphabetical order:
Cedar wood is a superb choice for wood because it contains natural insects that will naturally deter bugs and insects. Furthermore, cedar wood is not egregiously priced either, and those on a budget who strongly desire having wood fencing will likely be drawn to it.
One concern with cedar wood is that, over time, it can gray in color. Fortunately, this can be reversed by applying wood stain. Wood stain will also increase the overall lifespan of the cedar wood as well. Some people also like to use acrylic to paint their cedar and simultaneously protect it from the elements; either option is good and will protect the wood from the negative effects of the sun’s UV rays.
Cypress contains cypretine, a substance that is both rot resistant and also naturally repellant to insects as well. A major concern with wood fencing in general is pests, because insects and rodents can make short work of wood whereas other kinds of fencing materials such as aluminum or vinyl are practically pest resistant.
But as with cedar wood, applying a wood stain to cypress wood for even greater longevity, pest resistance, and weather resistance will be crucial as well. It is recommended to sand all sides of the wood to prepare it for the stain
The one big downside to cypress wood is cost. It is native only to the southern United States, and transporting it throughout the country means that it can rise in price in contrast to other kinds of wood.
Wood may be the most overall popular material used for fencing, but redwood is perhaps the most popular specific type of wood that is used. It’s not at all difficult to see why, because redwood is durable, high quality, and has high aesthetic value.
Yes, like all other types of wood, redwood is vulnerable to rotting and pests. This is why it needs to be treated with a stain for superior durability, and clear stain is the most commonly used option on redwood. Clear stain will help stop the redwood turning gray in color, and it will also increase its level of resistance to rot and pests, as well as environmental factors such as moisture or freezing. We also offer farm fencing.