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FENCING

Roper Construction installs a variety of high-grade treated pine and western red cedar fences. Get a classic wood fence installed for privacy you and your family can count on.

Cedar

 

Cedar is the top of the line in wood fencing. Its reddish brown color gives it a warm, rugged appearance. The physical characteristics of cedar make it an ideal choice for a privacy fence.

Cedar has very little tendency to warp, weathers extremely well, and has natural resistance to insects and decay. Although initially higher in cost than lower priced white wood fencing, a cedar fence will last up to twice as long and require less maintenance therefore making it a better overall value.

There is a vast array of options available to increase the overall appearance and longevity of your new cedar fence.

Upgrading to steel posts eliminates the need to replace posts that decay at ground level due to moisture or abuse from line trimmers.

Adding an oil based stain/sealant not only protects the wood and the fence but it enhances the overall appearance of the fence as well.

Treated pine baseboards, often referred to as kick boards, allow the more vulnerable fence pickets to be raised 4-5” above the ground virtually eliminating damage to the pickets from moisture and line trimmers.

Aesthetic options include decorative trim, corbels, 2×8 cap boards as well as numerous other optional upgrades to personalize or enhance the beauty of your new fence.

 

Wood / Cedar Fence Life Expectancy

 

Cedar is an excellent outdoor wood. In most conditions, cedar pickets, rails and wood fences last from 16 to 20 years.

 

Appearance

 

Cedar is the top of the line in wood fencing. Its reddish brown color gives it a warm, rugged appearance. Cedar is an ideal wood for fencing because it is a stable wood that has very little tendency to warp. Cedar weathers well and has some natural resistance to rot and insects. Cedar will eventually turn gray from exposure to the sunlight if left unprotected.

 

Spruce Fence Details

 

Spruce fence, often referred to as whitewood, is our least expensive option in wood fence. While not a “top of the line fence”, spruce offers a very affordable option for those on a tighter budget that still desire a privacy fence. The average life expectancy of a spruce fence is approximately 8-10 years.

There is a vast array of options available to increase the overall appearance and longevity of your newwood, spruce fence.

Upgrading to steel posts eliminates the need to replace posts that decay at ground level due to moisture or abuse from line trimmers.

Adding an oil based stain/sealant not only protects the wood but enhances the overall appearance as well.

Treated pine baseboards, often referred to as kick boards, allow the more vulnerable fence pickets to be raised 4-5” above the ground virtually eliminating damage to the pickets from moisture and line trimmers.

Aesthetic options include decorative trim,corbels,2×8 cap boards as well as numerous other optional upgrades to personalize or enhance the beauty of your new fence.

 

Appearance

 

Spruce wood is also referred to as white wood. It is a light color when first installed, but darkens with exposure to the sun. A spruce fence will turn gray with exposure to direct sunlight.

 

Wood Fence Notes

 

Spruce pickets are cut from 2 x 4’s that are regularly stamped or sprayed with grade markings. These markings are normal and usually fade away as the wood weathers. It is common for some wane (barky edges) to be found on spruce pickets and rails. Pickets will shrink as they dry out.

Treated pine posts are commonly used as the standard post for spruce fences. We use cedar posts because treated pine has a tendency to change shape as it dries out. Warping, twisting, and splits are all characteristic of treated pine. This does not necessarily diminish its strength, but can effect its appearance. Treated pine is not under warranty for these appearance changes. If you prefer treated pine posts, we will be glad to provide them for you.