Wood Privacy Fences
For a classic look, the wood privacy fence is the perfect option. Designed for additional privacy with taller fence posts, the privacy fence can be installed anywhere on your Fort Worth property. At Doors in Motion, we offer the classic wood fence look with high quality materials for lasting results.
Picket fences are the perfect solution for maximizing cost efficiency. Our wood privacy fences are custom built with unique options for a truly one-of-a-kind fence. Choose from a simple pattern to a completely customized fence. With no pre-built panels, we give you the most options and build your fence one picket at a time.
Softwoods and Hardwoods
There are numerous wood options when it comes to building a fence. One of our most frequently asked questions is regarding the differences between hardwoods and softwoods.
Hardwoods are from trees that have broad leaves and drop their leaves in the fall. Examples include oak, ash, walnut, teak, and mahogany. These hardwoods absorb water slowly, however, they also dry out slowly. Because of their water absorption, hardwood pickets have a higher potential to warp, rot, and break down.
Softwoods, however, come from trees with needles and cones. Some softwoods include cypress, fir, redwood, pine, cedar, and spruce. Evergreen softwoods repel mold and termites, making them perfect for building fences with.
Wood privacy fences are most often built with cedar wood. Cedar is a gorgeous wood with a beautiful wood grain. The benefits of utilizing this softwood when building a fence include its aesthetic appeal, nice fragrance, resistance to rotting and insects, and it’s porous.
Getting even more specific, there are different types of cedar. The Western red cedar has a light brown wood with just a tint of red. It also has a tight grain with less knots that other types of wood. There’s also Northern white cedar. With a light color, ranging from a yellow tint to pure white, this wood is a viable option for construction.
Pressure-treated SPF Pickets
There are numerous options when it comes to choosing pickets for building privacy fences. We advise using a high quality softwood, such as cedar. While pressure treated SPF pickets are commonly used in picket fences, we suggest avoiding them. Here’s why:
Pressure-treated wood is typically a mixture of pine species. Once it’s cut size and kiln-dried, the pine is treated with a solution designed to repel termites and decaying. This process leaves the wood heavier and discolored.
While pressure-treated wood resists insects, you have to consider other factors, such as the Fort Worth weather. High humidity warps pressure-treated pickets, nullifying the entire process. While pressure-treated materials aren’t ideal for building fences, they do work for building decks. Although, at Doors in Motion, we advise avoiding these materials altogether due to the heat in Fort Worth.
Most of our customers request that we stain their fencing. We pre-dip each picket to provide a uniform look around the entire picket. We also ensure that each picket has a moisture content that does not exceed eighteen percent. These strict requirements allow the pickets to absorb the color and oil for maximum protection.
We offer Wood Defender Stains to waterproof the wood, resist mildew, shield U.V. rays, restore weathered wood, stabilize the wood color, and ensure proper treatment for extreme Fort Worth weather.
If you already have fencing installed and simply want it stained, we also offer staining services. We just ask that the surface is clean before it is applied.
With so many choices, we understand how installing a privacy fence can quickly turn into an overwhelming ordeal. At Doors in Motion, we work with you to keep the process quick and seamless. Allow our team of experts to help you decide on the perfect style for your fence for your Fort Worth residence.
We offer top cap and trim feature privacy fences. A two-inch by six-inch piece of lump inserted horizontally on top of the fence and a trim piece below gives your fence an added elegance.
Also available is the board-on-board, or batten board, option. This feature adds pure privacy to your fence, as each crack between the pickets is covered with another picket.
Finally, consider the shadow box fence, where the pickets are alternatively placed on each side of the railing. This provides air space and a semi-private look.