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The Pros vs. Cons of a Wood Fence


  • Compared to vinyl and aluminum. Wood fencing is relatively low in cost.
  • Wood fences can provide the privacy you want.
  • Provide security for your family and pets.
  • Lightweight to install and removal can be easily done.
  • Paint color and staining styles are limitless.
  • Because of its versatility, many shapes are available on the market to suit your home style.
  • Environmentally friendly and biodegradable.


  • Limited lifespan (10-15 years) care and wood types will vary.
  • Rotting can cause damage to the fence.
  • Regular maintenance is necessary.
  • Warping, cracks and fading can happen.
  • Limited to no warranty for wood fence.
  • Maintenance for a wood fence generally is higher than most types of fences.
  • Wood fences are susceptible to termites.

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