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How to choose the right wood for my new wood fence

A new wood fence is a great way to add value to your home. Fences are installed for privacy, security, noise reduction, define property lines and even for added yard appeal. No matter the reason, there are many things to consider when choosing the wood for your new fence.

Consider the climate when you choose your wood, Living in Oregon with frequent rain, thinkabout a weather resistant wood. The mostcommon types here in the northwest would be Pine, Cedar, Cypress or Red Wood. Other choices would include tropical woodslike Teak.

Next you want to think about insects infectation Carpentar ants can eat through wood in a hot minute! Is the wood species have a natural repellent? Both cedar and redwood are often use due to the oils in them that repell insects. Consider pressure treated woods to help with this as well.

Your budget also needs to be considered. although you may not think you can afford those more expensive woods that are sturdier and long lasting, think again. A more durabel option can be more cost effecive in the long run. Quality wood fences will require fewer repairs and can ofter last up to 30 years. this depends onthe workmanship, type of wood and maintance.

In the end it really comes down to doing your own researchand talking with a reputable contractor. Albany Wood Fences has the professionals who understand the best fences for the Pacific Northwest. Call today 541-918-3701 for or contact us for a free quote.


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