Want a fence that offers privacy, protection, as well as adds elegance to your property? Choose wooden fences. They come in a variety of heights and styles to match the look and the layout of your property. The most common materials used for wooden fences are pressure-treated and cedar fence boards and rails. They are also safe for kids and pets and also increase the curb appeal of your yard.
Contact the experienced fencing contractors at Eastern Fence for high-quality wooden fences in the Maritimes. Depending on your needs, we can install wooden fences on galvanized steel and wood posts. Let us know your preferences, and we will custom-build your fence on-site.
The most important benefit of wooden fences is that they come in various designs and styles. Horizontal and vertical fencing styles are some of the most common choices of customers. The horizontal style is gaining popularity because it has a modern edge over other types for fences. The fencing designers at Eastern Fence are committed to offering you designs that enhance the look of your property. The longevity of a wooden fence depends on how well it is prepared to withstand the external elements. Wooden fences made of pressure-treated lumber and cedar will go a long way, as these materials give the fences strength and increase their lifespan.
Wooden Fence Care Tips
Keeping your wooden fence clean and away from moisture can help increase its durability. Pressure cleaning helps remove the accumulated dust, fungus, and other deposits that can harm the wood. Also, keep your plants away from the fence and trim them regularly to prevent insect infestation.
The wood you get these days may not be properly pressure-treated like it was 10 or 20 years ago. It is more prone to rotting. Eastern Fence strongly recommends using steel posts, as they are not damaged easily as pressure-treated lumber, when exposed to moisture. If you are installing wooden posts, take great care while fixing them in concrete footing to prevent them from rotting prematurely.
Examine for Damages
Inspecting your fence for any crack, mold, or infestation can help prevent any major damage that can occur in the future. If you notice any sharp edges, cracks, or broken parts in the wood, make sure to replace or repair it at the earliest.
Oil Stain or Paint
Oil-based stain improves the look of the fence and adds more years to its lifespan. Oil stains penetrate the wood completely, keep insects away, and also prevent daily wear and tear. Generally, a single coat of oil stain is good enough for the wood but two coats can be more beneficial. Just make sure to completely dry the fence before staining.
Replace Rusted Nails
Over time, nails in the fence can rust and damage the wood, and cause rust stains on your fence. Replace rusted nails to improve the durability of your wooden fence and keep it looking beautiful.
One of the best ways to keep your wooden fence from rotting too quickly is to keep it away from water. There are various water-resistant coatings available in the market. Apply the coat to the fence, let it dry completely, and, if needed, apply another coat for better durability.
Rely on our experience in the fencing industry, and let us know the kind of wooden fence you’d like to install on your property. Call us for more details to learn about our range of wooden fences.