Types of Fences
Kentucky Horse Board Fence, also called horse fence, board fence, plank fence, and post and rail fence, comes with 4×4 post, with or without vinyl coated welded wire. Kentucky board fences are seen throughout the rolling hills, pastures, and residential backyards in the greater Dayton areas and are also one of the most affordable options. Three rail and four rail are the most common styles seen today.
Split Rail Fences add rustic charm to any property, and serve many purposes. They are typically made from treated pine, along with a few other materials. Just add our vinyl coated 2×4 welded wire to contain pets or children safely in your backyard. This is a very common fence installed throughout the greater Dayton area, and is written in many homeowner’s association bylaws.
Wood Privacy Fences are installed for many purposes. They provide security, wind blockage, and privacy to outdoor spaces such as swimming pools, hot tubs, and patios. They are usually 6 foot tall but can range from 3 to 6 foot.. Wood privacy fences are typically constructed of treated pine or western red cedar(recommended). The wood can be left to naturally weather to a silver gray color or stained (recommended) as well. Choose from Dogear, Scalloped Cut Top with French Gothic Post,or Shadowbox styles of wooden privacy fences to create a nice look to your home.
Wood Picket Fences symbolizes family life and peaceful living. They are typically 3 to 4 foot tall and can be 5 to 6 foot tall with approval from your local zoning department. Wood picket fences are constructed of western red cedar and the pickets are evenly spaced apart. You can allow your picket fence to weather naturally to a warm gray color or stain(recommended) the wood as well. Choose from standard Dogear, Gothic, or Scalloped Cut Top with French Gothic Post styles of wooden picket fences
Chain Link fence has a long history of providing security and safety. It is an effective barrier for residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Chain Link fences come in a large variety of heights, sizes, and grades. Choose from galvanized (silver) or vinyl coated (green, brown, or black). Although chain-link fence is both versatile and functional, some communities do not permit it. Please check with your local zoning authorities before installing this type of fence at your residence.
Aluminum Fencing offers a combination of beauty, strength, and durability. It is one of the nicest fences we install. It comes in many styles, heights, and colors. Aluminum fence compliments your beautiful landscape while adding long-term value to your home. It is also one of the most user friendly and popular choices for pool fences. By far the best low maintenance fence we sell.
Pressure Treated Pine Vs. Western Red Cedar
Cedar trees are indigenous to the American northwest and Canada. The cedar wood’s straight, tight grain makes it for optimal fence material. It is naturally highly resistant to decomposition, displays a beautiful red hue, and is well-known for its aromatic woodsy smell. Cedar does not warp or shrink and is a naturally stable material perfect for picket fence, ornamental fence, and private fence. Cedar wood fences stand the test of time, and look great decades after installation.
In fence posts, cedar lasts several years without rotting; however, they are less durable against soil than pressure treated pine (in posts). For this reason, we recommend using pressure treated pine for the posts and cedar for the rest of the fence.
Pressure treated Pine (PTP) is a popular residential choice in outdoor structures (decks and porches,). However, PTP can warp, shrink, and crack and not as good of choice for fences.The sun makes any outdoor damage worse.
To avoid this, pressure treated pine (PTP) is chemically-treated in order to prevent decay, termites, weathering, and other pine-related troubles. That being said, pressure-treated pine fences need to be consistently and regularly maintained. It is recommended that all pressure treated pine fencing should be stained and sealed, to improve and maintain a handsome appearance and postpone rotting.
Staining, sealing, moistening, stripping, and cleaning are all maintenance techniques that are commonly used and recommended for pressure treated pine fences.
Cedar wood is rarer and thus a little more expensive than pine. However, cedar stands up to the test of time and its aroma and handsome appearance coupled with the comparatively low required maintenance make it a smart investment. The incentives for splurging, in this case, far outweigh the cons.
Knowing the pros and cons of each type of wood fence should help you make a decision when choosing the fence and fence company that fits your needs.