Wooden fencing can give a rustic feel to your lawn. It has aesthetics as well as functionality, and we have been using it for as long as we can remember. But when it comes to fence installation, you might find the variety somewhat overwhelming. There’s different forms, functionalities, and things to know about each of them that you wonder if it’s worth getting a line installed in your yard at all, what with all the different stuff you have to consider.
Well, fear not, stumped house owner. When it comes to selecting fences to install in your backyard, we’re the experts. Here are a few of the most common types of fencing out there.
Cedar Wood Fencing
Now this is the type of fencing you grow old with. Your kids can be born and get married before this type of fencing bites the dust. With a life expectancy of 15-40 years (if maintained properly), cedar wood fencing will transform your backyard into a time capsule. They have natural resistances to insects, and can be very stubborn when it comes to rotting. If you’re planning on painting your fence, however, you might want to forget about cedar entirely as its strong color will take several coats to get rid of.
Ah, the classic! With over 600 species, Oakwood fencing is coveted for its astounding durability and resistances. It isn’t much to look at (or maybe some people like it this way), but apply a little bit of natural oil and you’ll find its hidden beauty shine bright under the sun. It’s best to keep the natural color of oak though as stains can ruin its grains. You’ll have a lot of fun telling your grandchildren how your oak fencing is older than their parents.
Pinewood is very easy to work with because it has quite a soft texture, but don’t let that fool you. Pinewood has natural resistance to shock, meaning you can batter on it all day and you won’t get anywhere (don’t do that though). It’s creamy, light shade is a lovely addition to any yard and their gains and knots give a unique appearance, so no painting required! They’re relatively cheap too, so if you have a huge lawn then pinewood fencing is your best bet.
If you have a big budget, then by all means. Redwood fencing is all about quality, aesthetic, and practicality. With a beautiful reddish hue, any backyard will look like a king’s court. In addition to beauty, redwood fencing is also resistant to weathering, bugs, and rot, making it one of the best kinds of fencing species. So if you have a bit of pocket money to spare, then redwood fencing will give your yard a beauty makeover.
Cypress Wood Fencing
Now this one can be a little difficult to deal with. Cypress has quite the odor that can be irritating to some people. The species can also be quite a strain to your wallet. On the upside, it’s natural resistances easily makes it one of the most long-lasting wood types, and its coarse texture and yellowish-brown hue makes it blend easily into any backyard it is installed in. Quite a chore to work with, but the pay-offs are definitely worth the effort.