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Wood fences and fencing come in many styles and materials including Wrought Iron Fence, Vinyl Fence, Aluminum and Metal Fence, Picket Fence, Dog Run Fence, Wood Fence, Privacy Fence, Pool Fence, Wrought Iron Fence. Contractor, Contractors, Installer, Installers and wood Fencing Companies can be found hereOur Vinyl fence installers and contractors will provide fast, free quotes and will complete your fencing in a professional, efficient manner.

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If you determine that vinyl fence is not the material or style you are looking for, here are some alternative fence styles and materials to consider:

vinyl fenceVinyl fencing is attractive because it's easy to maintain and is inexpensive.  It is made from PVC, so it doesn't rot or warp like wood fences do.  It also doesn't require painting.  Vinyl can be used for picket fences, privacy fences and many other applications.

aluminum fenceAluminum fences are an economical alternative to wrought iron.  Aluminum fences require little maintenance, but are as strong as steel fences.  Their main advantage is that they don't rust.  There are many different styles and types of ornamentation for these kinds of fences.  This flexibility makes them applicable for almost all uses.
iron fenceWrought Iron fencing is long-lasting and attractive.  There are several styles to choose from. They require little maintenance.

chain link fenceChain link fences, often referred to as cyclone fences, are the most common style of fencing installed in North America each year. Chain link fences can be great as privacy fences, since they are low maintenance and inexpensive.

steel fenceSteel fencing will add a look of style and elegance.  Steel fences are generally with maintenance-free and very strong.  The finishes are generally durable powder coat paint finish.  They can also be epoxy coat finishes for high durability.  Steel fences are more decorative in a finished sense that most wood fences and most vinyl fences.

Privacy FencingPrivacy fences come in many different styles, colors, and materials. By adding a privacy fence to your backyard you essentially are adding another room to your house. Depending on your price range and the look of the privacy fence that you want, there are some different factors that you should look at.

Dog RunDog Runs or kennels can be very useful for home purpose if you have more than one pet and would like to keep them all in the same location either inside or outside without having to put up an entire fence.

Picket FencePicket style fences are among the most of all the fence styles.  They are functional and very attractive.  They are romanticized in books, movies and painting. Picket fences come in a wide variety of materials.  The most common are vinyl and wood.

Pool FencePool Fences come in many different styles and varieties, so choosing the right type of fence will help to makes sure your pool fence is the best choice for you. Pool fences can be made out of an assortment of materials

GateGates are just as important as fencing since they offer you an opportunity to control who enters and leaves your house. Gates come in a variety of styles and can be made from an assortment of materials.

Electric GateElectric gates can be a very convenient way to get into your home through either your driveway or an area that you would like to be more secure. Electric gates have automatic openers to allow you to get into a certain place without having to leave your car.

Flag poles can be a great addition to a home, commercial or industrial property.  A flag pole and flag makes a positive statement regarding you’re the flags you display whether it is a country, school, company or event type flag.

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Wood Fences

Wood fences are available in many “off the shelf" styles.  Wood fencing can also be custom designed in any style which a designer can draw.  Wood fence and fencing styles are virtually unlimited. 

pool fence, woodThe cost of wood fences can range from very inexpensive to very expensive just as do other standard versus custom made wood products.  That said, there is a wide variety of beautiful, affordable wood fencing readily available.  Wood fences are used for decorative purposes, as privacy fencing, as part of landscaping.  They can even be detailed to match the exterior finish of a home when the wood fencing is customized.   

Wood fencing and wood fence styles are also available in a limitless choice of colors since they can be stained or painted in any color. 

It is typical that wood fencing is available in treated wood, red wood and cedar.  But several other wood species are also available.  The range of heights and section lengths is also unlimited.  Gates and entry was can be matched to wood fence expanding even more the desirability of wood fencing.

As we have mentioned there are limitless styles of wood fencing available to you.  Some of the popular styles include:

Stockade fencing which has its roots as an early American fence style popularized in the Eastern part of the country and particularly New England. Picket fence is what we call the lovely dream house fencing.  It is probably the most popular fence used in North America because it offers boundary and beauty.  How often have we heard of the dream of a home with a picket fence?  With deep historical roots the term picket fence covers an unlimited range of specific styles. 

wood shadow fenceLattice top fences combine privacy and style.  The lattice is typically placed high enough on the fence to solid portion of the fence to provide privacy and a decorative, stylish appearance.

Shadow box fencing is a very popular wood fencing style which provides privacy without looking exactly like a solid barrier.  It also allows air to easily pass through the panels. 
Solid wood plank or solid wood board fencing provides the most privacy.  It can range from very plain in appearance to very decorative when the top of the boards are enhanced with railings or treatments such as round shapes or "V" top shapes.  

Rail fencing is often either decorative or boundary type fencing.  It is also typically a more rustic type of fencing. 

When you are considering a wood fence you should give thought to not just the type of wood to use, but also the grade.  Wood grades which are available include: 

wood gateClear wood is the most expensive grade of fence wood.  It has a very limited number of appearance flaws. Premium wood is the next most expensive grade of wood used in fencing (as well as other trim details).  It is also referred to as #1 grade wood.  The difference between clear wood used for fencing and premium fence wood is the amount of imperfections.  The most common imperfections in premium grades are small but tight knots in the wood. 

Other grades range from Standard (#2) to Utility grade.  The difference is the amount and size of knots as well as color and surface finish quality. The grade of wood you select for your fencing does not necessarily have to be the highest grade of fence wood.  In some situations a rustic looking fence made out of a lower grade fencing wood is the correct choice.

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