When most people picture residential fencing, they imagine a quaint wooden fence. In addition to the stereotypical residential use, wood fencing is also a great addition to property of any type. Wood fencing is versatile, sturdy, and enhances the appearance of your property thanks to its visually appealing nature.
Part of the reason for the popularity of wood fencing is the sheer number of styles you can choose from, allowing property owners to select fencing that perfectly suits their property. Just some of the most common styles of wood fencing include spaced boards, board on board, split rail, paddock, stockade, and split rail. You can even incorporate other materials, like metal into the wood fencing. Of course, you can also choose how tall you want a wooden fence to be and how close together you want the slats.
For further adaptability, the wood used from fencing can be many types, each with its own pricing, sturdiness, appearance, and environmental friendliness. It should also go without saying that wood fencing can be painted or stained nearly any color depending on your preference. This means that you can set up wood fencing to create a traditional appearance with a natural stain or neutral color, or show off your personality with a brightly colored fence.
Those who are try to minimize their impact on the environment will likely appreciate the appeal of wood fencing on this front. It is very easy to choose materials for this type of fencing that are environmentally-friendly, including the use of sustainable and non-harmful stabilizers and preservatives to prevent problems without damage to the planet. Years and years down the road when you are done with your fencing, it will be biodegradable instead of sitting in a landfill.
Some people may be hesitant about considering wood fencing due to the reputation of the material. Specifically, wood can attract termites and is more susceptible to rot or swelling than some other fencing materials. The good news is that modern wood fencing has preservatives and other coatings that can dramatically minimize these issues. While those may have been problems in the past, the concern is now minimal. In fact, just the act of staining the wood will reduce color fading, UV damage, the risk of rotting, and splitting.
In addition to its classic appearance, many property owners opt for wood fencing due to the affordability of this material. Because of its popularity and the abundance of materials, wood fencing tends to cost less than vinyl, iron, and other materials. Maintenance also tends to be affordable. Furthermore, the fencing can easily last between 10 and 50 years with proper care, meaning that there will be no need to replace it in the near future. The design of wood fences even means that repairs tend to be affordable as you can typically replace a few pieces of wood instead of having to replace the entire structure.
Rhino Fencing is here to help you with all of your wood fencing needs in Austin, Texas.