What type of wood should you use for your fence?

by | Jan 17, 2017 | Fencing

Once you’ve decided on the location, height and perimeter of your wood fence, it’s time to decide what type of wood to use. There are plenty of fencing in North Wales options, so it can be difficult to choose the right one for your needs and budget. Here are some of the most popular wood fencing types:

* Pine, Spruce or Fir: These are among the most popular because of their durability and affordability. Most pressure treated wood is made from either pine or spruce. These require some maintenance, and should be stained every couple of years, particularly in areas where cold weather is an issue. These can also be treated with a preservative, known as chromated copper arsenate, or CCA, to deter termites and other destructive insects. Fir and Pine are also commonly treated with water-repellent stain to add durability.

* Cedar and Cypress: Cypress contains a natural chemical called cypretine, while Cedar contains natural aromatic oils, making them both a good choice if you want a natural insect-repelling wood. They are rot-resistant, which gives them a longer life span than other types of wood. To prevent it from turning grey, purchase cedar and cypress wood that has been treated with a special finish. Because Cypress is native to the southern U.S., it can be a pricey choice for North Wales homeowners; Cedar is a middle-of-the-road solution in terms of price, so if your budget is tight, you may want to go with Cedar over Cypress.

* Redwood: This is by far the most expensive choice, so if you’re on a limited budget, you may want to choose another type of wood. It is the most durable of all wood choices, is rot-resistant and insect resistant.

Fencing in North Wales, and other areas, is not always an easy choice, but if you want a wood fence, choose one of the popular types above for the best value.

Morton and Jones provides top quality commercial & domestic fencing panels & posts at a very competitive price. Visit them online for more details.

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