Fences do more than just provide an enclosure for your yard. They offer privacy, give an extra layer of protection from inclement weather and may even deter burglars! So if it’s time to consider a fence for your north Texas home, you should spend some time investigating what kind of materials will hold up best for the climate you live in. Ask yourself these questions about the materials you are considering:

  • Will it stand up against the elements?
  • Has it been properly dried and processed?
  • Is it decay resistant?
  • How low is heat conductivity?

Yes, most fences will probably do the job of keeping your kids fenced in and the neighbor’s dog fenced out, but when it comes to choosing a fencing material for your home, you should aim for one that will be strong, will not succumb to decay and one that will not make your backyard warmer than the Texas sun already does.

Consider The North Texas Climate

As a north Texas resident, you don’t need a reminder that the weather can change on a dime and usually does. So when the combination of extreme heat, severe thunderstorms and gusts of wind powerful enough to knock down trees is on the horizon, what kind of fence do you envision being strong enough to stand up to such weather? In a more temperate part of the country, you could potentially get away with throwing vinyl fencing panels up and hoping they last a year or two, but if you are going to invest in a fence in North Texas, it should be one that will last.

The Western Red Cedar

Not only is Western Red Cedar a beautiful wood that will compliment any home, but one of its greatest qualities is its built in decay defense. Western red cedar also has fewer knots than other types of common materials, which is good news for you, since knots are often culprits of rot growth. The Western red cedar consists of tight fibers and grain patterns, making this material all-around sturdy and enabling it to keep out moisture more naturally than other wood options. Its dense composition provides the perfect material to build a long-lasting fence that will stand up to what climate decides to blow through your backyard.

In spite of being extremely durable, Western red cedar is one of the softest woods out there, making it lightweight to work with and lessening the possibility of damage to your home or yard in the event it happened to get torn out.

Redwood Fencing Material

With many similarities to Western red cedar, redwood is a fantastic option for your fence, particularly if you want a fence that will offer beauty and privacy to your home. As its name suggests, redwood has a beautiful red color that doesn’t usually need to be stained a particular way to bring out its color. Maintaining the natural color of redwood by using a clear sealant will be enough to provide a beautiful fence.

Redwood is also extremely pest resistant and is said to even deter insects that would otherwise be drawn to it by secreting a natural oil that repels insects. Similar again to Western red cedar, redwood is extremely durable and will not warp, bend or crack.

Chain Link Fence

Chain link fences are always a low-cost, versatile option when it comes to considering what kind of fence you want to have around your yard. They serve their purpose in keeping things that should stay in, in and keeping things that should stay out, out. But when it comes to durability and curb appeal, chain link fences are lacking in both categories.

Fence Design and Installation In Fort Worth

If you’re ready to update or install a beautiful fence for your home in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, R&O Landscape Services are the professionals you need on the job. We are proud to have put up dozens of beautiful hardwood fences, providing durability and privacy to our customers and increasing the value of their property. Call us today at 817-944-4592 for a free estimate!