We build any and all types of wood fences. There are a number of decisions the homeowner needs to make before the fence project can begin. Some of these include the following options:
Type of lumber to use:
- Spruce/White wood
- Cedar choices.
- Western Red Cedar: the best and most attractive option
- Chinese and Incense Cedar: they are less expensive alternatives
- 6 or 8 feet in typically allowed by most cities and HOA’s. You should check with your HOA for specific guidelines as some do not allow 8 foot fences.
- Shorter fences can also be built. Typically used for hiding electrical boxes, pool equipment or to separate a yard for dogs.
Fence configuration options include:
- 3 1/2, 4, 5 1/2 and 6 inch picket width
- Side by side
- Board on Board
- Shadow box
- Old fashioned picket style
Type of post to use:
- Steel- generally available in .095”/13 gauge or .086”/16gauge wall thickness
- Wood 4x4
- Landscape timber
Staining the fence:
Stained fences will look better and last longer than an un-stained fence. They should be re-stained every 4-5 years to maintain to desired look although several factors can influence the length of time between staining. Stain is available in a variety of colors to suit your eye and pre-staining the fence prior to installation is, in our opinion, the best way to go and is the method we prefer.