If you are looking to install wood fencing in your backyard, one of the toughest decisions you will have to make is what type of finish to choose. Your fence is an extension of your house and a wooden fence is a great option for those seeking a more traditional style of fencing.
Painted wood fences
A popular option in the past, painted wood fences were the standard before staining became popular. While painted fences look attractive and you can match the color of the paint to the color of your house, they require a lot of maintenance. Over time, the paint on your fence will chip and peel from exposure to the elements. This means that you have to repaint the fence every 1-3 years to keep your fence looking presentable. It’s also difficult to clean painted fences as power washing will strip the wood of the paint.
Stained wood fences
Stained fences are a popular finish option for wooden fencing because they’re not only attractive, but low-maintenance as well. While a stained wood fence has a higher initial cost, it will save you time and money compared to painted fencing. Unlike painted fences, which require an expensive process of stripping and repainting every few years, it is not required to re-stain stained fences over and over.
Natural wood fences
The third option for finishing a fence is not finishing it at all. The natural, rustic look has become a popular option for “finishing” a wooden fence. However, letting the elements weather your wooden fence can take a toll on your fencing over time, which is why you should choose a quality wood if you were to go with this option
Installing a wooden fence to your backyard is a great way to add value and boost the visual appeal of your home. If you are looking to install a wooden fence in your backyard, contact the fencing experts at By Carl’s or call 1-855-BY-CARLS today!