Maintaining a Wood Privacy Fence

So, you’ve installed wooden fencing around your house, garden or pool that is attractive and adds value to your property. However, if you don’t preserve your new fence, it will quickly lose its beautiful appearance and damage incurred could challenge its functionality. Proper care and maintenance will keep your fence looking good and performing at its best. There are some best practices to consider when taking care of your fence; here, we’ll name a few: Damage Repair A huge part of keeping your wooden fence functional and in tip-top shape is repairing any existing damages to your fence. Your fence can be damaged in a variety of ways, for example it might

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Select the Right Wood For Your Privacy Fence

Privacy fences can add significant value and curb appeal to your property. They can make a backyard much more enjoyable for children, pets and family. A wood privacy fence is the most common and most versatile type of privacy fence available. Why Wood? Wood has been the favorite residential fencing material for Americans for the last 300 years. Americans have erected over 60,000 miles of wood fencing; that’s enough to circle the globe 2.5 times! Wood is so popular as a material for privacy fences because it is a very cost effective, yet flexible material. Wood is easy to work with, readily available, and able

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Use Wood or Metal Posts for Your Privacy Fence?

A privacy fence can greatly improve your property and add to its value. There are many reasons to install a privacy fence; secure small children, contain pets, enclose a pool, or make a space more intimate for family gatherings. Privacy fences can also boost your property’s curb appeal, keep out nosey neighbors, or block an unpleasant view. When considering your needs, it’s important to also think about the material you’ll use. Selecting the post material for your privacy fence is a decision that you shouldn’t take lightly. There are many factors that go into which post material you should choose for your upcoming privacy fence.

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Wood Privacy Fence Styles and Designs

Wood privacy fences are a great addition to any property with outdoor space that you would like to make your own. They allow you to enjoy all of the benefits of the nice outdoors, without having to deal with noisy neighbors or obnoxious pets. Having a private backyard has many benefits. It can make everyday activities more intimate and enjoyable. Having a family BBQ surrounded by a privacy fence gives your family a special piece of the outdoors to enjoy each other’s company and make good memories. Privacy fences can also make owning a pool more enjoyable. You and your family will be free to

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Digging Fence Post Holes by Hand

  We all know that digging fence post holes by hand is not the easiest way – whenever possible use a tractor mounted auger or a portable power auger.  But some jobs are too small to justify the equipment rental or don’t allow access for the larger equipment.  In these situations you have three choices: shovel and digging bar, a clamshell style post hole digger, and a post hole auger. Shovel and Digging Bar Using a drain spade or trenching shovel you should be able to dig a hole 2 – 3 feet in depth and still maintain a hole diameter of 12 inches or less,

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Estimating the Cost of Wood Privacy Fence Installation

Fence costs are calculated as a cost per linear foot.  The easiest way to estimate the cost is to determine the cost of a single fence panel and then multiply that cost times the number of panels required to achieve the total length of the fence. First, measure the perimeter of the area to be enclosed – while doing this make note of any special situations that will influence to cost such as gate(s) or difficult terrain.  If a fence already exists that will be replaced with new materials then simply count the number of fence panels that are present.  Wood privacy fences are almost

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Factors that Influence the Cost of Wood Privacy Fence Installation

The cost of a wood privacy fence can vary greatly depending on several factors: The length and height of the fence Do it yourself or hire a contractor? Installing a new fence or replacing an existing fence? Material costs at your location Obviously, the size of the area to be fenced is the single biggest factor that determines the cost to install a fence (all other factors being equal).  Most wood fences are installed in 8 foot sections so measure the perimeter of the property using a reel tape measure or surveyor’s wheel and divide by 8.  Pace off the distance to get a rough

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Do-It-Yourself Wood Fences

Wood fences are one of the best enclosures for your yard. Fences made out of wood come in a variety of styles and can be built according to your own preferences. Many people choose tall wood fences in order to have a large amount of privacy while others prefer picket fences around their yard to give their homes a certain feel. Whichever style of wood fence you choose, these kinds of fences have several advantages including being more cost effective than other alternatives.  There are tradeoffs, wood fences can also difficult to maintain over the long run because wood can damaged by the weather and

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How to pick the best 4×4 pressure treated post for your fence

Not all wood is the same; even 4x4s that come from the same mill and have the same treatment can have dramatically different life spans when put into a demanding application such as holding up your privacy fence. There are two main factors that will determine the life of your post: the strength of the wood and how well it accepts the pressure treatment chemical. Of course an untreated oak post will last longer than an untreated pine post, but we are not talking about the species of wood here. When you walk up to the stack of lumber, which post do you pick out?

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How to repair a wood privacy fence

Need to repair your privacy fence but don’t want to pay the high cost for a fence company? The first step in any home fence repair is to check the post.  If your post is rotten, broken or has started to lean you will need to reset the current post or replace with a new post.  The remove the current post, use the Wood Post Puller to take out the post and concrete base.    The Wood Post Puller is fundamentally different than every other tool on the market – it is the only tool that works from the bottom-up to slide the post and

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