Choosing the Right Wood Fences Can Be a Challenge
Wood privacy fencing is one of the more popular fence styles in Austin, Texas. If properly maintained a wood fence can last up to 20 years. A clear stain or seal will preserve and maintain that natural western red look while providing a longer life of your Apple Fence Company wood fence. Changes in widths and accents allow us to easily customize different looks. Below are a few sample fence styles our company can provide.
Need Privacy? Keep Reading About Our Wood Fence Options.
Step One: Choose the Best Materials for Your Wood Fence
When you’re considering putting up a privacy fence, you’re likely looking at wood fences made out of one of two materials: treated lumber or red cedar. Treated lumber tends to last longer when out in the elements, as every fence is—except when it comes to the unpredictable Texas weather. The tendency for Texas to go from extreme heat to extreme cold can cause the wood to warp and bend, leaving you with a less attractive fence. We try to compensate for this by using metal fence poles as support between the panels, but it’s definitely something to consider.
The other option you have in privacy wood fences is western red cedar. This hearty and durable material lasts longer than other materials, especially because we use ¾ inch boards to ensure its strength. The cedar’s natural resistance to termites and other insects also help its longevity.
Step Two: Decide Which Design Works for your Wood Fences
We can handle a host of different wood styles, allowing you to not only match the practical needs of a privacy fence with the finish of custom carpentry. For example, you can opt for a cap and trim fence or board on board fencing to change the look of your yard. If you’re looking for a way to make both you and your neighbor happy, you might consider either the good neighbor privacy fence (which allows both neighbors to get some of the “good” part of the fence) or the board on board fence (which allows very little space between the boards and therefore offers additional privacy).
If you’re in need of something entirely different, think about choosing one of our less traditional fencing options; horizontal, bull panel, western red cedar or split rail. Our specialty is creating the right fence for you—call us for a free consultation so we can help you choose the right option for you!