Prefabricated Wooden Fencing

Prefabricated wooden fencing is fencing that comes in assembled sections. These fences are much easier to build than regular fences, which can help save on labor costs or even allow homeowners to build fences without help. Moreover, since the measurements have been taken beforehand, you can ensure your prefabricated fencing fits perfectly around your yard. Fencing is one of the surest ways of maintaining privacy in your home. However, when looking to fence your home, it is important to choose the material and style that will match your needs -- even when going the prefab route. Wood is among the most common materials for fencing, and with the right style, stain and anchor posts, a prefab fence can last for years. Read on to learn more about what to look for when buying prefabricated wooden fencing.

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  1. Why choose a wooden prefab fence?
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    Wood as a fencing material has been popular for many years. Indeed, wood is ideal for creating the desired privacy, for corralling kids and pets as well as for blocking noise and the wind. Also, the right fabricated wooden fencing will improve the appeal of any home by making a bold aesthetic statement. In comparison to other fencing materials, wood is comparatively inexpensive and lightweight. At the same time, wood can be uniquely shaped to give individuality and character and the fencing can be done in a variety of styles.

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  2. How tall can my prefabricated fencing be?
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    Depending on the need for which one wants a prefabricated wooden fencing, there are different fence heights. A four-foot high fence will be high enough for corralling kids and pets while a minimum of four feet will be required to enclose a pool. Similarly, a six-foot high fence will fit the bill when one is looking for privacy and a seven-foot fence will effectively control deer.

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  3. What are the vitals of wood fences?
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    When looking to install prefabricated wooden fencing, one should ask a number of important questions. Some of these questions include how much the fencing will cost, whether you should hire a professional or do the fencing on your own, how long the wood will last and how much maintenance the fence will require. Hiring a qualified fencing company will see the job getting done quicker. When choosing wood, one should select rot-resistant wood that is likely to last a period of about 20 years.

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  4. Which wood is best to use?
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    This is an important consideration when going for prefabricated wooden fencing. While some types of wood are naturally rot and insect resistant, others have to be treated so as to achieve these properties. Here, there is the option of southern yellow pine, Douglas fir, redwood, eastern white cedar, cypress and western red cedar. Whitewood is a term used to refer to inferior quality woods that have to be treated to become rot and insect-resistant. When they are not treated, they will have almost half the lifespan of woods that are naturally resistant to rot.

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  5. How does one take care of the fence after installation?
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    Some of the factors that cause damage to wood are rot, insects and water from sprinklers. To ensure that the prefabricated wooden fencing lasts for long, it is recommended that the wood be treated using a wood preservative. By doing such a fence can last up to fifteen years overall.

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  6. What are the different prefab fence types?
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    There are different fence types when looking at prefabricated wooden fencing. Picket, for instance, is about three to four feet high and is suitable for gardens, front yards and pool enclosures. Vertical board features overlapped or butted vertical boards, fitted edge to edge to ensure privacy. This fence type is suitable for protecting your space from wind and noise. Lattice includes crisscrossing strips to allow air and light while obscuring view. This type is appropriate for decks, gardens, pools and patios. Other types of fencing include louver and post and rail.

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  7. What questions should one ask the fencing company?
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    When looking for a fencing company to install prefabricated wooden fencing, it is important to establish the reliability of such companies. Some of the questions homeowners need to ask are the type of wood the company intends to use, the types of nails to be used in holding the material together, the thickness of the wood as well as how long the company has been in business.

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  8. Are prefabricated fences more expensive?
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    To buy sections of prefabricated wooden fencing is generally more expensive than building a fence from scratch. However, the process of building a prefab fence is faster and easier, and you don't need to worry about the quality of your fencing sections.

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