The visual appeal, and versatility of wood make it the most popular material used for fences in the DFW Metroplex. Although 6' and 8' tall privacy fences are the most sought after, many styles are available. Fence Works DFW offers a complete line of wood fencing solutions. Scroll down for more information.
Western Red Cedar naturally resists rot, decay and insects more than other wood species making it one of the best choices for outdoor projects such as a fence. This wood species has a light brown/red tone when new and weathers to a silver/gray over time. A properly installed western red cedar fence should last 15 - 20 years making it one of the best long term values as well.
Spruce, often called whitewood, is a budget minded alternative to cedar. This species has a lighter almost white appearance when new and weathers to a silver gray. Spruce is a stable wood that normally lasts 8-12 years.
Pressure Treated Pine is pine that has been infused with chemicals to make it resist decay and insects. This wood has a slight green tint to it when new and turns slightly gray over time. While Pressure Treated Pine lasts a long time, it tends to shrink, twist and warp more than Spruce or Western Red Cedar.
Most cities in the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex require steel posts when installing a new wood privacy fence. Our standard post is a heavy
2 3/8" diameter, .095" wall thickness, galvanized steel post. This post is thicker and stronger than you will find at most home centers. These posts will be set in concrete approximately 30" - 36" deep depending on the fence style and height.
The PostMaster post by Master Halco meets the requirements of cities in the Metroplex and can be concealed so it is not seen from the front or the back of the fence. As with our standard galvanized steel posts, these posts will be set in concrete approximately 30" - 36" deep depending on the fence style and height.
A standard wood privacy fence has vertical pickets that are placed side by side. This style provides a high degree of privacy. There is a minimal gap between the pickets that will let light through. Heights available include 6' and 8'. Picket widths include 3.5", 4", 5.5", and 6".
Board on board is an upgrade from a standard privacy fence. The pickets are installed in an overlapping pattern giving the body of the fence a textured look. The edges of the pickets overlap by approximately 1" eliminating the slight gaps between pickets visible on a standard privacy fence. This option can be included in both vertical picket fences and horizontal picket fence installations.
The shadow box style, also referred to as a good neighbor fence, is similar to board on board in that the pickets overlap. The difference, however, is that the pickets are installed in alternating fashion on both the front and the back sides of the fence. When views at an angle one can see through this fence. Homeowners who choose this style like that the look is similar for both the front and back of the fence and also that air can flow through the fence more than other privacy styles.
Recent trends in fencing have included horizontally mounted pickets. Many homeowners who like a modern look choose this style of fencing. The pickets can be installed a variety of ways including side by side where the picket edges touch each other, board on board where the pickets overlap, or with space between the pickets. These methods can also be combined to create unique looks.
Cap and Trim is an optional feature that can be installed at the top of a wood privacy fence. The top board or "cap" is a 2"x6" or 2"x8" piece of lumber that is installed flat on the top of the fence. The trim is normally a 1"x4" piece of lumber installed under the cap on the face of the fence. Narrower and wider trim options are available as well.
A kick board, sometimes called a rot board, is a 2"x6" pressure treated pine board installed on the back side at the base of the fence. This ground contact rated piece of lumber closes the gap between the ground and bottom of the fence pickets making it a favorite option of dog owners. The kick board also takes the wear and tear of lawn equipment much better than the bottom of the fence pickets helping the fence last longer.
Western Red Cedar fence lumber can be pre-stained prior to installation. There are several benefits of this method of staining, the biggest being that it keeps the mess off of your property. Every edge of each board is covered including the bottom of the pickets and where the pickets meet or overlap. These areas cannot be stained after installation. Pre-staining also reduces the time required to complete an installation. The color shown above is called Leatherwood and is kept in stock for quick installation. Other colors are available as a special order and generally take 3-4 weeks to arrive once ordered.
Many of our customers choose to have their round steel posts concealed with what we call post boxes. This option involves using pickets that match the fence to create boxes that go around the posts giving the back of the fence a consistent look.
Corbels are an option that can be combined with the cap and trim feature creating interest and style. They can be used throughout the fence or simply as an accent at a gate.
This trim option features a 2"x6" or 2"x8" cap board with a 1"x4" or 1"x6" face trim board with a 1"x2" face trim board layered on top. This feature gives a crown molding look to the top of a fence.
This trim feature calls for a 1"x6" trim board with an arch cut into it and a 1"x2" trim board installed on top of the arch. This trim design pairs well with corbels and adds another layer of detail and interest to a fence.
This trim feature calls for a 1"x4" or 1"x6" trim board installed at the base of the fence.
Fence Works DFW, a Tarrant County based fence installer, contractor, company, proudly provides fence & gate installation & repair services to the following cities in the DFW Metroplex:
Arlington TX, Bedford TX, Colleyville TX, Euless TX, Grapevine TX, Haltom City TX, Hurst TX, Keller TX, Southlake TX, Watauga TX