Priscilla Bentley. Fence. August 06th , 2018.
Of the three types of wood I mentioned above, treated pine is the most popular material for building wood privacy fences. This is because it cost less than other types of wood and will last a long time when it's exposed to the outdoor weather. A lot of people choose to go with cedar when building their fence because of the red color and how it holds up to the weather. What most people don't realize is that after a couple years, you can't hardly tell the difference between a pine fence and a cedar fence. They both turn to a grayish color and last around the same amount of time. The main difference between the two is the price of cedar is much higher. Cypress probably last the longest out of the three, but it can sometimes be hard to find, and it costs more than pine.
When it comes time to dig the post holes you have a few different options. There are hand tools that can do the job however these require fairly extensive physical effort and should only be considered for smaller jobs. There are gas powered tools which can make quick work of even large jobs requiring many post holes to be drilled however this powerful machinery can be dangerous to use and has a bad reputation as being something that has the potential to cause injury.
Fencing Materials are usually wood, metal, vinyl or some composite of vinyl and wood together. With most styles of fencing that you choose, you'll then have the option of the actual material that will be used in it's construction.
Another great feature fencing offers is controlled accessibility. This is never truer than with home that have a swimming pool or hot tub in the backyard. Adding a fence with a gate lock allows you to police the entrance of guests. Pool safety is incredibly important. The last thing any homeowner wants is to have a child drown in their backyard pool. A tall pool fence with a locked gate will control the access into the pool area and allow for more peace of mind when little ones are playing.
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