Fort Worth Wood Fences

Wood Fencing Options to Suite Your Tastes and Budget

When it comes to selecting a wood fence in the Fort Worth area, there are a variety of options to choose from, including western red cedar, Chinese or Japanese cedar, and pressure-treated pine. Each type of wood has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, and the right choice will depend on your specific needs and budget. Cedar varieties are known for their natural resistance to rot and decay, making them a great choice for Fort Worth area residents looking for maximum durability. On the other hand, pressure-treated pine is a more budget-friendly option that can be treated with chemicals to resist rot and decay.

When selecting the right wood fencing for your home, it’s also important to consider the style of your home and the look you’re going for. From the traditional look of picket fencing to the more modern look of horizontal fencing, there are plenty of styles of wood fences to choose from. Additionally, you can also choose from a variety of sizes, finishes and color to find the perfect match for your home. With proper maintenance, a wood fence can last for many years and provide value, privacy and security for your property.

Whatever you decide, you can trust Summit Fence and Construction to install your new fence with quality and integrity!


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    The 10 Most Common Questions We Receive About Wood Fences

    How long can I expect my wood fence to last?

    You can expect a well-maintained wood fence to last, on average, 15 to 20 years, although it can last even longer with diligent care. The lifespan of your fence relies heavily on factors like the type of wood used, the weather it’s exposed to, and the quality of maintenance. Performing regular sealing, staining, and addressing any issues promptly, (like wood rot or insect damage) are all critical for extending the life of your fence and preserving its great look!

    What types of wood are commonly used for residential fences?

    Western red cedar and Japanese cedar are two of the most popular choices for residential fences because of their natural resistance to decay and insects. These woods are also known for their durability and attractive appearance. For clients looking to save money, pressure-treated pine is also commonly used. Your choice should depend on your budget, desired look, and the specific conditions here in Texas.  Not sure about which wood type is best for your project?  Don’t worry, our experts can help you find the right material to balance your requirements and your budget.

    What should I do to maintain my wood fence?

    Preventing rot and decay in a wood fence does require some maintenance, such as regular cleaning, staining, and sealing every 2-3 years. An important part of your maintenance routine is to inspect your fence for any signs of damage, rot, or insect infestations. It’s very important that you deal with any issues by applying appropriate treatments. Doing regular maintenance of your fence not only extends its life but also ensures it remains visually appealing and fully functional.

    Can I paint my wood fence instead of staining it?

    Yes, painting is an option for wood fences and offers a variety of color choices. Paint can also act as a protective barrier against the elements. However, there is one very important thing to keep in mind – paint typically requires more maintenance than staining because it can peel, crack, or chip over time. If you prefer a specific color, painting your fence is a can be a good choice, but be prepared for periodic touch-ups to keep it looking its best.

    Are there alternatives to wood fencing that may be worth consideration?

    While most people initially think of wood when it comes to adding a fence, there are other options that offer unique advantages.  For example, Trex Composite Fencing is an innovative, eco-friendly fencing material made from a blend of 95% recycled wood and plastic – all while maintaining a natural look.  Trex won’t rot, peel or splinter and it never needs painting or staining.

    Another alternative is iron fencing.  Iron fencing leads the pack when it comes to durability.  It requires very little maintenance, and it can offer a higher-end elegance that many homeowners seek.

    Each of these options will cost more than wood when it comes to your initial investment, but because of their durability and low maintenance requirements they can be an excellent choice for the long haul!

    Can I install a wood fence myself, or should I hire a professional?

    The decision to install a wood fence yourself or hire a professional like Summit Fencing and Construction largely depends on your level of experience and the complexity of your project. While a DIY installation is possible, it’s often recommended to hire a professional for precise and durable results. Professionals have the expertise to ensure proper post setting and alignment, reducing the likelihood of future issues. Like most projects in and around your home, if you have the necessary skills and are confident in your abilities, a DIY approach can save you money, but hiring a pro will certainly save you time and potential headaches.

    If privacy is my biggest concern, what’s the best type of wood fence?

    For the highest level of privacy, you should consider a board-on-board fence style. This design features overlapping boards on both sides of the fence, eliminating any visible gaps. This effectively obstructs the view from both inside and outside your property, creating a secluded space for you and your family.

    Are there any restrictions that I need to be aware of before building my fence?

    Possibly. Restrictions and regulations about the installation of wood fences in residential areas vary by location. Local authorities and homeowners’ associations often establish rules concerning fence height, design, materials, and distance from property lines. It’s VERY important to check with your local authorities and consult your homeowners’ association, if applicable, to ensure that your fence complies with these regulations. Ignoring these rules may result in fines or the requirement to modify or remove your fence, so it’s essential to be aware of and follow any applicable guidelines.  Often a homeowners’ association will request details about the type of materials and the design/layout of your fence.  If this is the case, the Summit Fence and Construction Team will provide everything needed.

    Is a wood fence a good choice given the Texas heat?

    Did you know that Texas has become the hottest state in the entire US? It’s true. In many areas of the Lone Star State (including the Greater Fort Worth area), summer temperatures regularly exceed 100°. For this reason, while wood is still the material of choice, it’s vital to choose the right wood and apply appropriate treatments. Western red cedar and Japanese cedar are excellent choices.  We recommend specifically avoiding pressure treated pine as it tends to warp under extreme heat. In addition, in our harsh conditions, regular maintenance becomes even more critical. Inspect your fence for damage and apply stain or sealant as needed to protect it from the elements.

    How do I prevent termite infestations?

    To prevent termite infestations in your wood fence, the best approach is to consider a naturally termite resistant wood such as western red cedar (or of course a composite material or iron fencing).  When these are not an option, consider using pressure-treated wood, which is infused with chemicals that deter pests, including termites. Regular inspections are also essential to identify any signs of termite activity early. If you notice termite damage, address it promptly by replacing affected boards (we recommend replacing the entire board and potentially surrounding boards) and treating the area with appropriate pesticides or treatments. By taking these preventive measures and staying vigilant, you can keep your wood fence termite-free and in excellent condition for years to come.

    Top Reasons to Consider a New Wood Fence for Your Fort Worth Home…



    Natural wood fences enhance the visual charm of your property. The warm tones and varied textures of wood provide a timeless and natural look, increasing your home’s curb appeal.



    Wood fences offer excellent privacy by obstructing views and reducing noise. They create a more secure environment for your family, acting as a deterrent to unwanted intruders.



    Wood is a versatile material that can be customized. With various wood types, stains, and designs available, you can create a fence that aligns perfectly with your home’s architecture.



    Wood fences withstand even the harshest weather conditions when properly maintained. Regular sealing/staining can extend your fence’s lifespan, making it a durable investment for the long term.

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