Wood Fence Installation
Pressure Treated– The most popular and cheapest version of wood fencing is made from pressure treated pine. Pressure treated pine is weather resistant and treated with chemicals to prevent rot and deter wood destroying insects. Pressure treated pine has a yellow to greenish tint and holds its color well. Treated pine fencing can be sealed and stained once the wood has had time to dry. Sealing the wood every two years will add to the lifespan of the wood. The number one cause for early failure of a wood fence is moisture. To prevent wicking, fence boards should not make ground contact but be install 1-2 inches above the ground.
Cedar– A cedar fence, unlike pine, is not treated and naturally resists rot and insects. The wood tends to last longer than pine but is more expensive. If cedar goes unstained or unsealed, the board will begin to become gray in color. The color of cedar fencing can be restored if the boards are pressure washed. When deciding on whether to choose cedar or pine, keep in mind that your runners (the board the fencing is attached to) can come in cedar and pressure treated as well. If you would like a quote on getting a fence installed in either cedar or pine just give Slidell Fencing a call today.