fence design. Friday , January 05th , 2018 - 10:08:53 AM
Fencing materials come in as many types, styles, and varieties as your imagination can come up with. Stone, brick, and concrete provide optimal protection from intrusion, but require the most labor intensive installations and are often quite expensive. Wood is beautiful and cheap, but requires regular maintenance to maintain its aesthetic quality. Wrought iron fencing sections can be easily installed, and are quite beautiful, but come at a premium. Depending on your needs and budget, you are guaranteed to find a fencing material that is both beautiful and functional.
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.
It’s advisable when looking at white picket fence designs that you choose a style that matches the pitch of your roof. When this style of fencing was first introduced it had sharp edges because it matched the pitch of the colonial style home. When looking at the different options available, you can choose from New England styles to Colonial designs and Cape Cod fencing to square or scalloped finishes. Each one adds a unique finish to your home, creating that visual appeal, security and style that you want to achieve, while adding value to the property. Scalloped is a popular choice with staggered design, adding some flair and fun to the white picket fence design. Once you’ve chosen your option and you’ve found a reputable company that can provide you with a natural wood option that offers a natural finish to your home, you will want to arrange installation, or plan a DIY weekend with a friend, who can help you put up your new item.
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