Historically speaking, one of the most common materials used to build fences is wood. But as time passed, more and more options eventually became available. As a result, fewer wooden fences were made. Because of that, we believe that it’s high time that we revisit the pros and cons of a classic wood fence.
One clear advantage would be the way that it uniquely enhances your home’s aesthetic value. A white wood fence surrounding a house is an iconic image that’s easily associated with a good old-fashioned American lifestyle. Wood is also much easier to work with compared to other materials. It’s easy to cut, carve, and nail together different pieces to create whatever design that comes to your mind. In that sense, the intricacy or simplicity of your wood fence is almost entirely limited by your own imagination.
Some wood variants, like cedar, are also water and mold-resistant. Cedar also happens to be quite beautiful and blends in well with most traditional home designs. As if that wasn’t enough, cedar even gives off a unique fragrance, which has been described as having a “camphoraceous top note with a woodsy, balsamic undertone.” It is also less likely to warp and rot quickly, because of its natural moisture-resistance. The downside to this is that cedar is more costly compared to other types of wood. It also needs to be repainted every couple of years, since it has a tendency to fade when exposed to direct sunlight.
Compared to vinyl posts, a wood fence is incredibly forgiving during the installation process. Vinyl posts are often prefabricated, just like most types of metal posts. This means that its height isn’t easily adjusted. Adding fence panels is also relatively simple. Should the distance be greater between two posts than expected, it will be much easier to adjust a wood fence than it would be to adjust a vinyl or metal one. All of these factors really add to the ease and convenience of the installation process.
Now let’s talk about aesthetics. Unlike other types of fence, wood fences are easily painted or stained. There are plenty of paints and stains available at your local hardware store. These products come in a wide range of colors and hues, ranging from transparent to black. The sheer amount of choices that you have at your fingertips makes designing wood fences incredibly easy. Don’t like the way your fence looks? Just head over to the local hardware store and pick out a different color. It’s going to be that easy!
Well there you have it. If you’re looking to install a wood fence for your home, then you’ve got a ton of advantages to look forward to. You’re not likely to regret a decision like this, so have fun with it and be sure to take what’s been said here into great consideration.
Article 3: Guide to Choosing Your Ideal Wood Fence
Are you looking to improve your yard in some shape or form? In terms of aesthetics, privacy, and protection, you can’t go wrong by installing a wood fence around your property. But how exactly do you go about the task? After all, you can’t just pick one out at random and hope for the best — well, you could, but that wouldn’t be in your best interest! There are certain factors that you need to take into consideration before fully committing yourself to the project.
The color. In terms of appearance, a wood fence can add a lot of value to your home. There are several choices that you can go for, each one with its own pros and cons. Depending on what your personal preferences are, you may want to either stain the wood or paint it. Remember that the color of the fence can easily add or subtract to your yard’s look, so take your time and choose wisely!
The style. Another thing to look into is whether you want the classic picket-style fence or if you want something a little more elaborate or unusual. If you’re going for an all-American look, then we recommend going for a classic picket fence, which has evenly-spaced vertical boards with a pointed, triangular shape on top. If you prefer something else, you might also want to know that some fences have more ornate cutouts at their tops, making it more difficult for them to blend in with a simple house design.
The material. When it comes to materials, take note that not all types of wood are created equal. If you want to go for a higher quality wood, cedar is an ideal and popular choice. This is one of the more attractive choices. However, all that quality comes at a cost, so you may want to take special note of that. Pine is another fine choice, but it’s quality doesn’t match that of cedar. On the bright side though, it comes at a far cheaper price, which is better for those who have a specific budget in mind.
The cost. Lastly, let’s talk about cost. If you want to quickly and conveniently build a fence at a reasonably price, you may want to consider using prefabricated wood panels. These fences are built by screwing or bolting on the prefabricated wood panels to posts that are cemented into the ground. This makes them incredibly quick and simple to install. However, they do cost a bit more than hand-built fences. So, if you have both the time and the expertise, it would probably be better to build the fence from scratch. Not only will it cost you a less, but you’ll have a greater degree of control over how it looks.