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Choosing the Right Wood for Your Fence

Choosing the Right Wood for Your Fence hercules gsa

It is important that you choose the right kind of wood to suit your needs.

A wood fence is a classic and affordable option for fencing your property. There are many options for color and style, depending on the type of wood you choose. Building a fence can add value to your home, protect your property from pests, and add aesthetic appeal. It is important that you choose the right kind of wood to suit your needs. Here is a quick guide to choosing the best wood for your fence.

Why Choose a Wood Fence

Wood fences come with a host of benefits that make it a popular choice for homeowners. Wood offers many options in terms of design. You can choose any shape and style you want. Wood is also easy to work with and, when properly maintained, stands up to the elements pretty well. When considering your fencing options, it is good to think about what purpose your fence will serve. Do you need extra privacy from your neighbors? Or something to keep your pets from running away? Your answers to these questions will help you determine exactly what kind of fence is right for your home.

Types Of Wood

Different types of wood have pros and cons depending on usage, style, and budget. You have a choice of many attractive fences that also combine durability and other benefits.


Cedar is a prevalent, durable, and low-maintenance fence option that is attractive and resistant to pests. It is also an excellent choice for those with a moderate budget who want a naturally beautiful fence.


Pine is another popular choice that can also stand up to insects. If you choose pine for fencing, it will most likely need to be treated. A treated pine fence is long lasting and can stand up against rot. It is also easy to install, maintain and can resist harsh weather conditions.


Redwood is the best and most long lasting fence material and is also the most expensive option. Because of its beauty and scarcity in the wild, redwood is a significant investment for your home. However, the durability, aesthetic, and maintenance benefits of redwood make it a highly desirable wooden fence option.


Cypress fencing is a similar option to cedar fencing. The natural chemicals found in the wood are great at deterring insects. Like many other types of wood, cypress is long lasting and naturally beautiful without the need for staining. Cypress wood is native to the southern US, so it is also more affordable for those that live in the South because it can be easily sourced.

Contact Hercules GSA Today!

Whether you need a commercial or a high-security fence, Hercules Fence GSA can do the job for you. We have been providing professional, quality service since 1955 and work to uphold our reputation every day. We have locations across the Maryland and Washington Metropolitan area and are ready to cater to your fencing needs. Give us a call at (410)-799-1555 or contact us online. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for more updates.

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