Wood Fencing Styles
When it comes to wood fencing, there are many styles and shapes to choose from. Board on Board is a very popular option, while Side by Side is more cost effective. Steel post, as an alternative to standard cedar post are used to prolong the life of a cedar fence or for use in very wet areas. A Titan Fence specialist can work with you on deciding which combination of styles and design best compliments the look of your home or office and provide the protection you are looking for.
Board on Board Fence
This style utilizes cedar boards overlapping each other for increased privacy.
This style utilizes cedar boards installed horizontally instead of vertically which creates a more modern look.
Split Rail / Ranch Rail
Other Types of Wood Fencing
Other types of wood fencing
Lattice Wood Fence
Lattice fences are more decorative and usually only 4′ high. Available in square or Diamond.
Solid Board is the simplest and most common styles of fencing using one board next to the other. There are many picket detail options available such as dog ear, arch, scallop, and gothic.
Dog Ear: A simple, traditional and affordable topper accent. Picket tops are cut at angles to form a “dog-ear” shape. Pickets can be solid or spaced evenly apart to allow greater airflow. The dog-ear style can be added as topper to existing or custom-built wood fencing systems. This style is simple to add to wood components but a time-saver if ordered as wooden fence panels.
Other options include Verticle Board, Convex, Estate Plank, Lock Board, Stockade, and Gothic.
Finally, there are many Top Cap and Corbel Options.
Wood Fences Types (material)
There’s a lot to determine before building a wood fence. One is selecting the appropriate wood type. As longtime residents of the North Texas area, we know which type performs best in the volatile North Texas climate. Whatever your decision, any wood fencing material requires maintenance and upkeep to maintain its look. This includes periodic staining and painting.
Western Red Cedar
Known for its rich grain and vibrant colors, Western Red Cedar offers excellent stability and endurance. This resilient building material contains natural oils that resist insects, erosion and decay. Red cedar lays flat, stays straight, and is less likely to warp and crack than other wood-fencing products, including pressure treated lumber. Properly finished and maintained, red cedar ages well and lasts for decades even in the harsh Texas heat, humidity and cold. These attributes make it a preferred material for indoor and outdoor building applications. Red cedar can be stained for added protection and/or to match your house color.
The affordable wood fence option, if you’re on a leaner budget. Spruce and pine are known as a “whitewood” trees and display a gleaming white look after construction. Because it’s not as naturally durable as cedar, untreated spruce fairs poorly in the Texas heat and humidity. Thus, we recommend treating this wood fencing type with oil-based stains and sealants that work to resist warping, cracking, insect infestations and other elements of decay. We also recommend installing kick boards and steel posts to raise the fence pickets a few inches above ground level. This prevents damage from ground moisture. Life expectancy of a spruce or pine-based wood fence is between 8 and 10 years.
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