Wood is a visually pleasing, budget-friendly, and versatile material that
is great for building fences. From quaint white picket fences to tall
oak board fences, wood has earned its reputation as a classic and durable
fencing material. Below, you’ll learn a little bit about the history of wood fence installation
as well as the different styles and types of wood available:
Wood has been the favored fencing material in America for almost 400 years.
If you lined up all of the wooden fences erected in 2007 in the U.S.,
they would add up to almost 60,000 miles, enough to circle the globe twice!
Wood has been a mainstay of fences because it’s affordable, lightweight,
and comes in dozens of styles.
Some fence styles involve overlapping wood panels which abut at the edges—this
type of fence is perfect for limiting sound from noisy neighbors and strong
winds. Other styles serve a more decorative or space-defining function,
allowing gaps between boards for visual openness.
Cedar is one of the most popular choices for wood fences in America, containing
natural oils and acids that discourage insect damage. It’s also
known to warp less than other woods when exposed to moisture, heat, and sunlight.
Pinewood is a durable yet economical fencing material that is harvested
all around the world but is mostly the product of American forests. Pine
does need to be treated, but if this is done properly, the material can
last for decades.
If you’re looking for a talented and experienced team to install
wooden fencing around your home or business, contact Fence Connection,
Inc. We can arrange to have a fence specialist show you our catalog of
hundreds of fence styles and types. Call us today at (847) 286-1562 for