About a year ago, I realized that there were a few things that I needed to do around the house to make my place feel more like a home. For starters, I knew that I needed to replace the carpet, since it was damaged from years of use. Unfortunately, I knew that I didn't have the skills to take care of things on my own, so I turned to a team of professional contractors. They were incredible to work with, and even taught me how to create a great construction environment for my team. After the project was done, I knew that I wanted to make a blog about creating a positive construction environment.
When it comes to lawn issues, there are few matters that are more pressing than deciding what sort of material you want a privacy fence to be constructed from. The deciding factors are many, and include issues that range from cost to efficiency to aesthetics. Throughout the course of this brief article, you'll learn about a few of the types of materials from which your fence can be constructed.
Cedar Wood Fencing
Cedar wood fences are a classic American institution. They have tightly wound grains and are free of knots, which make them an aesthetic compliment to any lawn. They are also highly resilient. While other woods shrink and warp, and even can lend themselves to decomposition, a cedar wood fence will remain a stalwart in your lawn. They do, however, have to be set in very sturdy post holes, as this is one of their only failings. It is recommended that your cedar wood fence be placed in a post hole set with concrete, in order to make sure that it lives a long, healthy life.
Pressure Treated Pine Fencing
Although perhaps less visually engaging than cedar wood fencing, pressure treated pine can be just as resilient as its sister material, and will serve you well as a fence for years to come. Pressure treated pine is often chemically treated to prevent the sort of damage that is commonplace to other wood fencing materials; damage like termite infestation and decomposition. They do, however, need to be regularly maintained with a yearly staining and sealing, so that they lose neither their aesthetic or structural integrity.
Vinyl fencing is a popular fencing material option and is often used in climates where weather changes are frequent and seasons are distinct. Vinyl is incredibly resilient and can put up a good fight against the elements, whether it be extreme weather changes or even hurricanes and thunderstorms. Vinyl fences do require maintenance, although this is usually quite easy: a bucket of soap and water and a spray down from a garden hose can easily clean vinyl. Although vinyl is not quite as visually arresting as a wooden fence, it can still be a great option for those on a budget.
Deciding on what material from which to erect a fence doesn't need to be a taxing issue. Hopefully, this brief guide has given you some insight into what material will be the best for you and your home. Contact a fencing company like City Wide Fence Co for more information.Share
17 February 2016