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- Wood Privacy Fence System
- Wood Picket Fence System
- Wood Post and Rail Fence System
- Wood Custom And Lattice Fence System
- How to protect your fence
- The war! of the woods ♪♪what is it good for??♪♪
- Wood gate hardware
Cedar Fence Vs Pine Fence
I am actually choosing not to weigh in on that. It’s not like if there were a war between Home Depot and Lowe’s. Lowe’s is a great home improvement store and their employees are good people. No Doubt! but as for me and my house, I’d easily choose Home Depot hands down! because I used to work at the Tilly Mill store. store 115 in the early 90s and I’m familiar with the layout of the stores. Besides, there is no place like (Home) Depot “I’m jus saying!” that’s all! Wood, however, that’s another story in itself altogether. Except to say that to install a Cedar Fence in Georgia is akin to having a good ole Guud! peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Unless of course, you have a peanut allergy. they only would it seem to come at a higher cost It’s still a win/win when the Pressure Treated Pine ” P.T.P. Fence” p.t.p. fence is installed properly in this Georgia climate. Just cus you can save some money and get a good fence at the same time. However, a well-built fence in Georgia whether it is Pine or Cedar will both last a long time. The only difference between them is the picket and the types of “nails” “Nails People!” not screws! screws tear the grain of the wood. Wood expands and contracts in Atlanta Georgia. use a compressor and a nail gun when installing your wooden fence. Get your money’s worth out of that muffler, (i.e, fence) that you’re already going to pay a lot for. Use Aluminum nails when installing cedar pickets and Galvanized ring shank nails when installing pressure-treated pine pickets. Yazz! stain them both. you will have to stain the pine fence sooner than the cedar fence. You should just put a clear stain NO NOT a “Sealant” Stain! it penetrates the wood “both kinds of wood” which means that you won’t have to come back and stain the fence as often. by the way, the wood does not care who, how or what the stain identifies as. It just wants to be stained. pick one! and put it on it. show your fence some luv, your wood fence will love ya long-time for it. #itsaboutfence! #keeponfencing!
One thing to note about using pressure-treated pine materials with the installation of fences
For years, the treated-lumber industry got a deservedly bad rap for preservatives that included toxic chromate copper arsenic (CCA). In 2003 the industry voluntarily suspended the use of CCA for residential use, although it continues to be used for commercial applications. Today’s treated-wood preservatives still include some form of copper, which isn’t toxic and inhibits the growth of mold and mildew, and repels insects. Some manufacturers avoid the telltale incisions used to help preservative chemicals penetrate the wood. Instead, they employ new high-pressure techniques that drive the preservatives deep into the heart of the lumber. Another trick: Adding water repellants to the preservatives to help the lumber fend off moisture. No matter what pressure-treated lumber you decide to use, always wear a dust mask and eye protection when cutting pressure-treated wood, and wear gloves when handling the material
One thing to note about using cedar materials with the installation of fences
This is where cedar comes into the picture. Tight-grained, good-looking, and weather-resistant, cedar is the best choice anywhere aesthetics are important. Cedar makes beautiful decking, railings, arbors, and trellises. It can be sanded to a smooth finish that makes it ideal for handrails, bench seats, and children’s play structures. Due to its chemical properties, cedar is naturally weather-resistant and repels most bugs. But over the years it can crack slightly and develop a fuzzy surface texture unless it’s periodically refinished. Cedar accepts sealers and stains beautifully and should be refinished every two to three years. If you plan to keep your cedar’s natural color, note that cedar can darken dramatically when exposed to sunlight. You’ll want to be vigilant about applying clear sealers with UV (ultraviolet light) blockers to keep the rich color of the natural wood. “Don’t put cedar where it’s in direct contact with the ground or set it in concrete. It may last for a while, but eventually, it will rot and deteriorate”
Protect your wood fence
The Fence Supply Companies have The Wood Defender stains that they are recommending. I have seen through fence companies in Atlanta. I’m sure it is good. I’ve used Behr stain for years. It hasn’t failed me yet. I will use them just to prove to myself which is better. or how it really doesn’t matter which stain you are using. With the Behr just make sure that you get the House & Fence bucket. pictured here to the left. save some Mula, Dough, and Bones. It’s one of the most inexpensive ones. You can get the semi-transparent as well. oh yeah. I found the best stain applicator at home depot. It cost about $40.00. but, it gets the job done for you DIYer. It makes it easier for me to make the money from you that you should be saving by doing it yourselves.