Wood enhances any outdoor setting
Every wooden fence has its own unique blend of colors and characteristics making them all special, like a set of fingerprints, no two are alike. Glenn works with many kinds of wood and each has its own benefits and drawbacks.. Redwood and Cedar are especially beautiful, but whatever your choice I guarantee you that you will undoubtedly become attached.
Redwood, Cedar, Pine, Douglas Fir and Spruce are the 5 leading types of wood for fences. They are all good choices depending on the situation. I have listed some of the characteristics of each below to help you decide which one is best for you.
Redwood contains a natural preservative (tanic acid) so it does repel insects somewhat and weather a little better than other woods. It is normally reddish and white and if painted will require more paint than other woods. It is also considered a hardwood once it cures and is reasonably durable. As is fades from sun and rain it turns a dark gray or even black. Redwood is an excellent choice for fences and gates.. Cedar is more of a golden yellow softer wood and is fairly "knotty". It bleeds some sap but is easy to paint. It turns a silver-gray over time. Pine is a white or yellowish soft wood, is easy to paint, inexpensive and turns gray when weathered. Douglas Fir and Spruce are white, easy to paint and turn gray if not treated, stained or painted. More questions? Visit our FAQ's page or contact Glenn!
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