Tips On Picking The Right Wood For An Awesome Fence

The types of wood used have various strengths and weaknesses;

• White oak

Oak lasts long and it can withstand harsh climates. People who keep horses prefer this type of wood because of its strength. This kind of timber is, however, prone to warping.

• Pressure treated pine

This type of timber is highly resilient due to the chemical process it goes through. Compared to regular pine it is of higher quality. It does not rot and is hardly ever affected by insects. It is a practical option.

• Cedar

It is an attractive option as the colors range from light brown with a hint of red, white and yellow. All of these, however, turn gray as they age. It has acids that naturally repel insects. It does not warp as much as other types of wood. It can be used to make posts.

• Spruce

If you prefer a picket fence but are on a tight budget, this is a good choice. However, it is not as lasting as other woods such as redwood and it has blemishes. In wet climates, this wood warps easily.

• Redwood

It is a costlier but is a very durable option. With a dark red color, this is a breathtaking type of timber. It does not decay and is highly impervious to insects. To prevent it from graying with age, apply an oil sealer.

• Cypress

The color of these wood arrays from tan to red. It can be used in areas that experience wet weather as it does not warp unless it was not dried accordingly. It is great, especially for fences in Toronto.

• Other Tropical Hardwoods

Trees such as Brazilian Cherry and Tigerwood are types of hardwood trees used to build fences. They are costlier than other types of woods and can last longer with proper maintenance. They are also harder than softwoods.

• Plastic Lumber

Although not real wood, it looks like the real thing. This synthetic wood can last for over 100 years and barely requires maintenance. It is, of course, resistant to insects, warping, and fungi. Although it is a bit expensive, it is a great long-term investment.

Pointers for putting up a wooden fence

• To ensure the wood lasts longer and stands out, it is best to let it completely dry out after installation and treatment
• Fence posts should be dug a minimum of 2 feet below the ground depending on the local code terms for fences.
• You should make sure that the nicer, polished sides of the wood are facing outside. Make your fences in Toronto or other locales stand out with exceptional designs and simple, classy detail.

Make the right choice of wood for your fence to make your home magnificent, define your individual style and be the envy of all your neighbors.

Irene R.

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