- Beautiful: nothing can really beat the beauty of natural wood. Even with synthetic materials attempting to mimic the look of wood, most discerning eyes can detect real wood vs. “fake” wood.
- Green choice: since wood is a natural material, it is an eco-friendly choice and can be disposed of without contributing to the overall waste in our world.
- Versatile: due to the fact that it can be carved, shaped and manipulated relatively easily, you’ll find a variety of styles including the instantly recognizable planks, but also lattice and other designs. You can also customize with stain or paint, so wood fencing can be selected for a variety of functions, looks and environments.
- Effect on ROI (return on investment): a gorgeous wood fence addition will no doubt add value to your property; however, if the wood looks worn and there are multiple broken pieces and not-so-discrete chips and rotting, you can bet your ROI would be neutral or negatively affect your ROI, which brings us to the next points about wood.
- Prone to rot or weather: since wood is a natural material, there is a higher chance of insect infestation such as termites; wood can also weather more easily and look “tired” if it hasn’t been properly maintained or has been around for many years. There are methods to minimize the occurrence of rot such as using cedar or pressure-treated pine, but nothing is fool-proof, and a weathered fence will do little to improve your curb appeal.
- Higher maintenance: needs annual maintenance, otherwise the wood fence will be prone to age and weather quickly.
- Higher likelihood of warping: because wood expands and contracts with varying temperatures, you’ll likely be dealing with some warping during the lifetime of the wood enclosure, and this is more likely in our weather extremes in Canada.
So there you have it, we hope you have a better idea of what to expect with wood. Even with some potential disadvantages of this fencing material, wood remains extremely popular for a variety of homes and businesses due to their numerous advantages. We at Vaughan Fence aim to be your top fence contractors in Vaughan and surrounding areas, and are confident about building a gorgeous, durable and functional fence of your dreams, whether you’re looking for a privacy fence or decorative fence. Call us today for a free estimate.