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The 5 Benefits of a Wood Fence

Installing a fence can add value to both residential and commercial properties. A fence provides security, privacy, and style. There are a variety of materials used for fences from steel to aluminum to vinyl, but one of the most underrated materials is wood. Wood fences have many benefits that make them a popular choice for homeowners and business owners alike. Consider these 6 benefits of wood fences. 

  1. Customizable. A wood fence offers many ways to customize it to your preferences. The boards can be cut to any shape and size for varying heights and degrees of privacy. Wood can be hand carved for style and stained or painted any color. The gate can be whatever width you need with your choice of hardware. Extra features like lighting and flower boxes can be added. You can even change the fence later on as wood is easy to cut. Wood fences are the most customizable of any fence material. 
  1. Easy to Install. Wood fences are some of the easiest to install with simple parts, mostly just boards and nails. Easy installation means less time and lower labor costs. There will be less interruption to your home life or business while your fence is going up and you can start enjoying it sooner. Professional installation is still recommended if you want a straight, sturdy fence that won’t shift or warp in changing weather conditions. 
  1. Affordable. Wood is a less expensive material than other fence materials, making it one of the most affordable options. The only lower cost fence available is chain link, which doesn’t offer the same level of privacy and style. Treated wood is more expensive than untreated, but it is wiser to build a fence with treated wood so that it lasts longer. Adding a coat of stain or paint will add even more years to its life. The type and quality of the wood used for your fence will impact the cost, but quality materials are worth it in the long run.
  1. Environmentally Friendly. Because it is a naturally occurring material, wood is more environmentally friendly than other fence materials. It is biodegradable and will break down into the ground over time when it is no longer usable as a fence. It leaves no lasting waste behind, other than the nails and hardware that held the boards together. The metal pieces can be reused or recycled. 
  1. Rustic/natural. A wood fence provides a more rustic and natural look than other materials. It blends into the landscape against trees and vegetation. Rural homes, cabins, farmhouses, and country properties can be enhanced with a wood fence that matches the style and charm of the area and way of life. 

Anderson Fence Installs Quality Wood Fences 

If wood is your material of choice for your fence, Anderson Fence offers a variety of fence styles and features. We can install a custom fence for your property that will reflect your desired look for your home or business. With over 60 years of experience in the fencing industry, we can install a stylish and sturdy fence that will last. 

Call 800-722-0929 or contact us today for a free estimate.