Wood privacy fencing is one of the more popular fence styles in Austin, Texas. If properly maintained a wood fence can last up to 20 years. A clear stain or seal will preserve and maintain that natural western red look while providing a longer life of your Apple Fence Company wood fence. Changes in widths and accents allow us to easily customize different looks. Below are a few sample fence styles our company can provide.
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Our Western Red Cedar Privacy Fence is the standard 6 ft wood privacy fence that is most common type of fence in Austin. We select the best cedar pickets for our fences because it is essential when building a wood fence to use the best materials available. If you purchase pickets from companies like Lowes or Home Depot, you can only get cedar pickets in a 5/8 inch thick board. Apple Fence only installs a 3/4 inch western red cedar pickets which means your fence will last longer. This is very important when you install a wood privacy fence for a few reasons; it prevents pickets from cupping and warping and the western red cedar #2 grade is made from a denser cedar, will allows for longer picket life when exposed to the elements. Western Red Cedar Fences are also naturally resistant to termites and wood borering insects.
Treated pickets last longer while exposed to the elements, but there is some downside to this option of fence. Because of our beloved Texas weather, (snowing one day and 105 degrees the next) elements cause many of the treated pickets to warp and cup. While the fence turns out straight at first, 6 months later, you have a less appealing fence to look at. We do offer treated lumber fences but recommend using steel fences poles instead of treated 4 x 4's for durability and strength.
The custom Horizontal Cedar Fence is growing in popularity here in the Austin. Our custom cedar fences gives your property a much more modern look. Apple Fence Austin can customize this style of fence to allow you to space the cedar pickets apart or alternate your own design. The Horizontal Fence is a popular design which offers security and beauty to your outdoor space while improving the value of your home. Our Custom Horizontal Fences look great with a clear sealant which allows for the natural wood beauty to show or can be stained with a sealant available in several options.
Your backyard or other enclosed area will look neat and clean with a traditional Red Cedar Fence with a cap and trim otherwise known as a Cap and Trim Fence. The finish that the Cap and Trim Fence offers makes a clean presentation and a offers a longer lasting fence. Moisture tends to be drawn into the tops and bottoms of pickets. The cap which is replaceable helps prevent moisture from entering your pickets. The cap can be either 2x6 cedar lumber or 2x8 cedar lumber. The trim can be either 1x4 cedar lumber or 1x2 cedar lumber. The Cap and Trim Fence will give your fence a finished look and help protect it from the elements. Don't forget to consider that our Cap and Trim Fences will also increase the value of your home.
We have installed hundreds of our Cap and Trim fences in Austin and look forward to providing you this option when you receive your free fence quote.
Most new subdivisions like this look allowing both you and your neighbor a portion of the good side. Some home owner associations only allow this fence style to be installed between neighboring sides and our company can provide this type of wood fencing at a great price. Good Neighbor Fences are available in 6ft and 8ft heights with either wooden or steel fence posts. We recommend using the steel posts for strength and longevity but homeowner rules mat dictate certain requirements on height, materials, and sometimes even the stain. Be sure to check with your home owner association and make sure your neighbors are in agreement before building a fence that is shared with your neighbor.
The Straight Shadow Box Fence has pickets on each side of the fence and spaces between them in an alternating pattern. This allows for good airflow and gives each neighboring side a clean finished look. However, this style of wood fencing does not give you full privacy.
The Straight Shadowbox Fence is a great option because it is popular for it's good looks and finish on both sides of the fence. The Straight Shadowbox Fence is also known as a board on board fence design. We offer this style of fence in western red cedar or as treated pine.
The advantages of the Shadow Box Fence is that it is a neighbor friendly fence that will look the same on both yours and you neighbors yards. The board on board style of a Shadow Box Fence is a little more modern than our standard privacy fence styles. Another advantage of the board on board fence is that some of the wind can pass through the vertical spaces that are left between the fence pickets.
The disadvantages of the board on board design is that it offers less acoustic protection and less privacy.
One of the favorite fence styles in Austin is the Bull Panel Fence. The Bull Panel Fence is framed in with galvanized squared panels that allow on lookers to admire your landscape while also providing security. You can have the Bull Panel Fence framed out in western red cedar or treated wood fencing. It is recommended to use a cedar frame if installing a bull panel fence taller than 4ft. However, treated caped frames do tend to warp, so keep that in mind when your purchase your fence. When we visit your property before preparing your free fence quote, our salespeople will provide you with the options and help you select the right custom Bull Panel Fence for your property.