Building Wood Fences That Last
Wood fences provide natural security, beauty, and privacy to homes around the St. Louis region. The right fence can also make a strong aesthetic statement and improve your home’s curb appeal. All fences are constructed with the following essential parts:
- Vertical posts that support all fence components
- Horizontal rails spaced six to eight feet apart supporting fence pickets, boards, or panels
At Western Fence & Deck, we always build every fence like it’s our own. That means we sink our posts 30 inches with 80 pounds of concrete. And by using lifetime screws (never nails), we ensure that your fence lasts far into the future.
And we are proud to build the best wood fences for the St. Louis region, including Webster Groves, Ballwin, Chesterfield, and Kirkwood.
Wood Options That Offer A Range of Benefits
We construct our wood fences from either cedar or pressure-treated lumber. Cedar is an excellent middle-of-the-road choice of wood for fencing. And it’s rot-resistant with natural oils that help deter insects. Furthermore, treating cedar with a wood stain can prevent it from graying, which can help prolong the life of the wood fence.
Pressure-treated lumber is an excellent option if you are working with a budget. The treating process helps protect the wood from insects, fungal decay, and other environmental factors. Our pressure-treated lumbar is pre-stained cedar-toned and a true 3/4 in thick by 6 in wide.
Choosing the Best Type of Wood Fences
When selecting the best wood fence, you have a range of options to consider:
- Picket fences – usually three to four feet high and available in a variety of styles. These fences discourage climbing, keep out unwanted animals or visitors, and are a budget-friendly option.
- Horizontal fences – these fences offer a stylish alternative to the standard privacy fence. They are usually six feet tall and are great for decks, parking pads, and patios. Available in customer styles to fit your individual taste.
- Privacy fences – typically six feet tall these fences offer maximum privacy. These fences are also good for blocking the wind, noise, and views of the neighbors.
At Western Fence & Deck, we recommend choosing a fence that mixes function with beauty. Feeling a little lost about the best option? If you need advice about the many available fence options, don’t hesitate to ask. Our expert and knowledgeable team are ready to help.
Don't Forget to Ask About Our Maintenance Plan
For our customers, we offer a special maintenance program to keep their new fence in tip-top shape. Typically, wood fences need maintenance every three to five years. And our maintenance program offers discounts on staining and sealing!
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What Customers Are Saying
"So I have a story we had a fencing contractor that we gave money to and ran off with the money… And then found Chuck and his crew from a neighbor’s experience / recommendation … They came in with a very competitive price, did some of the best work I’ve ever seen (quality carpentry), and we couldn’t be happier… The crew installed over 350 foot of picket fence and the quality of his work is just fantastic!!! His crew are great people too! Let me keep it simple, just use these guys you will not be disappointed."
"Outstanding! They were able to fit our job in ahead of schedule, and we're really happy with our new picket fence. Had a couple of really minor issues which they resolved immediately with a simple email. I'm in the service business, and I am really impressed with their professionalism and motivation to get it right. BTW, we have a dog and they accommodated us by doing one section at a time so my dog could still go out in the backyard without her running off!"
"We had a privacy fence built. It was a great process from start to finish. Very well built at a reasonable cost. We highly recommend!"
"Chuck and his crew are amazing! Hands down would recommend these guys to anyone!"
"Highly recommend. This company does high quality work."
"Can't be more complimentary of your team and crew. The fence looks absolutely perfect and exactly what we were looking for. Your workers were incredibly nice and if they had any questions, they came to me immediately which I appreciated."