November 28, 2016

Wood fencing can provide your property with beauty, security and privacy for a long time. However, a wood fence can eventually begin experiencing wear and tear from prolonged exposure to the elements. Here are a few tips for extending the life of your wood fencing:

  • Clean the fence – Remove dirt and mold by cleaning your fence using a pressure washer. There are mold removal products that you can attach to a pressure washer to remove any mold.
  • Make repairs – Thoroughly check your wood fencing for any damage. Look for fasteners that need to be reseated or wood panels that need to be replaced. Rotting panels should be removed before the rot spreads.
  • Stain or paint the wood – By staining or painting your wood fence, you’ll help protect it from warping or twisting that’s caused by prolonged exposure to sunlight and rain. Doing so can also help protect it against mold growth.

October 11, 2016

If you’re thinking about putting up a fence around your property in order to provide a bit of privacy, then you don’t necessarily need to build a bland-looking wall – you’ve got a ton of options, especially when it comes to wood fencing. Here are a few wood fence options that not only provide privacy but also add to your property’s curb appeal.

  • Dog eared fence – These fences curve downwards at the top to give it a unique look. The curve makes it easy to keep a uniform appearance throughout the length of the fence, even if your property has a lot of hills.
  • Lattice fence – A lattice fence contains a tight pattern of crossed wood at the top that allows you to look through your fence without sacrificing a feeling of privacy.
  • Picket fence – If a solid wood fence makes you feel too secluded, a picket fence can prevent your property from being completely closed off visually while still retaining some privacy.

June 15, 2016

Published by Lone Star Fence & Construction

Fences can be a wonderful addition to your property. Gates and fencing with quality workmanship add an artistic appearance to the home and provide protection, both in keeping outsiders at bay and keeping small kids and pets corralled. However, not all fencing is constructed equally. Here are advantages of quality wood fencing:

  • Environmentally-friendly.  Wood is a renewable resource that can be easily grown and harvested, and has quick disposal without major repercussions. This makes wood fencing a particularly safe and natural choice, especially when compared to non-degradeable alternatives like chain-link and vinyl fencing.
  • Customizable by budget.  Wood fencing is highly customizable, both in appearance and in budget. Owners can choose from designs like picket, split rail, table top, lattice top, paddock, and others. This wide range of fencing styles and types lets owners choose the right fence for their property while still being conscious of budget constraints.
  • Classic fence appearance.  Wooden fencing look great immediately after installed, and wood matures over time, especially varieties like cedar, making it settle nicely into the surrounding environment.
  • Low maintenance.  Wood fencing can be easily maintained with soap and water cleaning, and missing or broken fence boards can be readily replaced if damaged.

April 3, 2016

Published by Lone Star Fence & Construction

There are plenty of great, practical reasons to install a fence: to block wind and noise, gain an extra measure of privacy , keep pets safely enclosed within an area, and much more. But what type of fence should you choose? While each fencing material has its own benefits and drawbacks, wood fencing often tends to come out on top as the overall best choice. Here are just some of the advantages wood fencing has over other fence types:

It’s Durability.

While you might need to replace a picket or a post from time to time, wooden fences can last for up to 20, sometimes even 30 years when kept properly maintained. Plus, many varieties of wood, such as cedar, actually achieve a more desirable look with age.

It’s Affordability.

Fences rarely come cheap, with some iron fences costing upwards of ten thousand dollars and more to purchase and install. As a naturally occurring resource, wood doesn’t have a ton of manufacturing costs and thus is a much more affordable options for most homeowners.

It’s Beauty.

A wooden fence’s arguably greatest quality is its attractiveness. Wood fences offer a timeless and rustic appeal that will add to the appearance of most any home. In fact, the addition of a wooden fence can greatly increase your home’s curb appeal, in addition to its actual property value as beauty pairs with function.

JANUARY 3, 2016

Published by Lone Star Fence & Construction

When choosing which kind of fence to go for, there are a few factors that need to be taken into consideration. You certainly want a material that is durable, long-lasting, and will match the exterior of your home or commercial space. It also needs to suit your budget.

Here are some additional factors that give wood fencing the edge over other types of fencing:

It’s Long-Lasting

There is a great reason why wood fencing has been the top choice of property owners for many years. It stands the test of time.

It’s Affordability.

Fences rarely come cheap, with some iron fences costing upwards of ten thousand dollars and more to purchase and install. As a naturally occurring resource, wood doesn’t have a ton of manufacturing costs and thus is a much more affordable options for most homeowners.

It’s Beauty.

A wooden fence’s arguably greatest quality is its attractiveness. Wood fences offer a timeless and rustic appeal that will add to the appearance of most any home. In fact, the addition of a wooden fence can greatly increase your home’s curb appeal, in addition to its actual property value as beauty pairs with function.

SEPTEMBER 3, 2015

Published by Lone Star Fence & Construction

When choosing fencing material, there are a lot of advantages wood has to offer.

The look of a wood fence is classic and traditional. It contributes to the image of your home, and can raise your house’s resale value. Wood blends easily with nature, and can add to the relaxed feel of your garden or yard, while still providing privacy. Wood is also very customizable, and you can choose the type of wood and adjust designs to get your own custom look. There are plenty of stain and paint options for wood as well.

Wood can be easily maintained, and will not rust or degrade with proper care. Repairs can be made inexpensively and easily. As your fence grows older, the matured look of the wood can add extra appeal, contributing to the atmosphere of your home. There is also the environmentally friendly aspect of wood, as it is a renewable resource and the material is all natural.

Finally, the cost of building a wood fence is very affordable compared to other materials, ensuring that you can have a beautiful fence that will fit your budget.

AUGUST 27, 2015

Published by Lone Star Fence & Construction

There are many advantages to installing a fence. Fences provide security and privacy for your home, and clearly delineate property lines. Fences may also enhance your home’s appearance and value. Although, you may be on the fence, so to speak, about which fencing material is right for your needs.

Advantages of Wood Fences

Fences are manufactured of many materials, including wood, steel, iron, vinyl and masonry. Each fencing type has its share of advantages and disadvantages, though many are characterized by their intended purpose. Size up the following attributes and advantages wood fencing delivers over other fence types:

Cost: If you’re like other savvy consumers, budget is always an important factor when undertaking a home project. The end cost of any project depends on numerous variables. Generally speaking, wood fence installations are less expensive than vinyl, iron and masonry, but more expensive than chain-link fencing.
Customization: Wood fences offer a great advantage for quick and simple customization that is just not practical with other fencing types.
Maintenance and repairs: All fencing types are going to require maintenance and repairs. Again, wood fences are split with a strong advantage for easier and considerably less expensive repairs. However, wood fences may require more maintenance through the years.
Literally the “green” choice: Wood fences are the “greenest” available of the common fence materials. Moreover, there are many options to dispose or re-purpose wood fencing.