Wood Fence Installation Surrey
An average wooden fence can last anywhere from 10-30 years. With high quality materials, proper installation, and maintenance work done, you are typically looking at the latter half of that range. Having your a fence installed by an experienced contractor and using quality wood will significantly decrease the chance of repairs being required on your fence. Our team at Surrey Fence Builders will make sure you are making an informed decision when having a fence installed by us. We'll get the best material for your unique situation and make sure we work with you on your budget.
Wood Fence Contractor Surrey
Another decision that needs to be made for a wood fence is the type of style and design. With many different options to choose from, we go over some of the most popular choices below:
Wood Picket Fence
A wood picket fence is pretty synonymous with a "traditional" detached home in North America. It's a great way to section off your property and create a deterrent for entry. It acts as a barrier for your home but doesn't necessarily provide high level security due to the nature of how the fence is built. Picket fences are typically installed in front yards, gardens, and pool enclosures. These fences are usually built to be 3-4 feet tall and will have a pointed design on the top which helps to shed precipitation. With the sheer volume of precipitation that we receive in the lower mainland, it's important to know the protective measures and maintenance work required for general upkeep.
Vertical Board Fence
Vertical board fences are the typical wood fence that you see in most backyards. The structure is sturdy and durable and won't sag to gravity compared to horizontal based fences. When you couple a vertical fence with a naturally durable material like cedar, you've got the perfect recipe for a long lasting build. A unique feature of this type of fence is that they can be installed on uneven grounds and shar slopes as well. The fence boards can be manipulated in a way to match the contour of the ground. Vertical fences are also a natural privacy fence as you get both noise and wind protection from the fence itself. With a typical fence being 6ft tall, you also create some privacy from the structure itself.
Horizontal fences have become more popular in recent times as it provides a modern and sleek design look. If you are going for a contemporary look for your landscape, a horizontal fence is a must. The design of the horizontal fence actually makes the surrounding spaces look and feel larger. When building a horizontal fence, we recommending using higher quality wood to reduce the possibilities of sagging.
Lattice fences are another common type of fence that is typically seen in backyards. The top portion of the fence has a crisscross design that is similar to the top of some pies. You do give up a portion of privacy with the lattice design but it allows for air and light to pass through. If you enjoy the aesthetic of plants growing up a fence, a lattice design can be a perfect enabler for that. Lattice fences can be an excellent option for gardens, decks, patios, and pools where complete privacy may not necessarily be required. If you want the best of both worlds, a lattice design on top of a vertical board fence can be a great design option. Take a look at the photo on the right for an example.
For the perfect mix of privacy and air flow, a louver fence is the way to go. When you look straight on at the fence, you aren't able to look through it but from a certain angle, you are able to peak through. Areas such as pools, gardens, and decks are some great places for this style of fence. Louvered fences are slanted by nature and are installed in a way that provides privacy, coverage from the elements, and decent air flow.
Post and Rail Fence
One of the most inexpensive fence types is a post and rail fence. This type of fence is typically seen for properties such as farms and for those with large plots of land. The main purpose of a post and rail fence is for enclosing land, creating a barrier for livestock, or creating any sort of arbitrary boundary between two properties or areas. Due to its relatively inexpensive cost, larger spaces can take advantage of this type of fencing.