One of the best ways to stress and inspire the look of your home is as simple as adding a wood fence. Whether you live on a ranch in the Northern Virginia area or a townhome in Reston, VA fences not only can provide your home with an enhanced look but it can also increase privacy and protect your property. The staff at Hal Co Fence has put together a small article summarizing your options when it comes to fence installation.
Hal Co is a reputable fence contractor serving Reston, VA residents for nearly 30 years. We offer:
Quality design, selection, installation and related services for your wood fence in Reston, VA following the highest safety procedures and industry standards.
In partnership, we will evaluate your fence project requirements and develop a comprehensive installation plan.
Personalized customer service before, during and after installing your wood fence in Reston, VA to minimize your disruption and maximize your comfort.
The most economic material used in fence construction is pressure-treated Southern yellow pine. Pressure-treated woods are notorious for their ability to absorb moisture and water. If you choose pressure-treated wood, Hal Co Fence recommends that it be kiln-dried prior to purchase. If the wood has not been kiln-dried, water repellant can only be applied after the wood has had time to dry. This may take several weeks. Simply sprinkling a small amount of water on the surface can test whether or not the wood is prepared. If the water is absorbed quickly, then it is time to add sealant. If the water is not absorbed, allow the wood to dry a bit further. Pressure-treated wood must be treated. Though pressure treated wood does not have the greatest aesthetic appeal, it is least susceptible to dry rot and insects and can be found in numerous wood fences located throughout the Reston, VA area.
The most common choice, when it comes to fencing materials, can be found in spruce or pine boards. They are usually precut and assembled in 4 X 8- or 6 X 8-ft sections. Like pressure-treated Southern yellow pine, untreated spruce has the ability to quickly absorb moisture and water. In order to prolong the life of your wood fence, water repellant or water repellant stain must be applied. The climate of the Reston, VA and throughout Northern Virginia has the ability to take an extreme toll on your investment. Any one of these options left untreated has the ability to only last 3 to 4 years.
Cedar and redwood, where expensive, are choice materials for constructing your wood fence. This is due in part to the general makeup of the wood. When choosing cedar or redwood, it is crucial to select heartwood, the older, nonliving central wood of the tree. Selecting sapwood, the younger portion of the tree, places your wood fence at a great risk of rot as well as a greater risk to succumb to disease and insects. Construction grade heart, the "knottier" portion of redwood, should be used to construct the posts of the wood fence as well as any other portion that comes in contact with the ground. It is important to note that cedar and redwood are not always available in your local area. The staff at Hal Co Fence is committed to providing the residents of Reston, VA quality fencing and installation. Contact us today for an estimate.
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