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Wood Fencing Installation Tips From Pro Quality Property Maintenance

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Fencing is an important component of any property. Not only does it provide privacy and security for property owners, but it also enhances curb appeal and defines property lines. When it comes to fencing materials, wood is a classic choice preferred by many homeowners, landlords, & tenants alike. In this article from Pro Quality Property Maintenance, you'll discover professional tips for installing and maintaining wood fencing on your residential or commercial properties.

With years of experience in residential and commercial properties, Pro Quality Property Maintenance is your go-to source for reliable advice on wood fencing projects. Let their expertise guide you through proper materials selection, fence post installation, and ongoing maintenance best practices. By following these pro tips, you can install attractive, durable wood fencing that withstands the elements and enhances your rental property.

Benefits of Wood Fencing by Pro Quality Property Maintenance


Wood fencing installed by Pro Quality Property Maintenance is extremely durable and long-lasting. Treated pine, cedar, and redwood are naturally resistant to rot, decay, and insect damage. With proper installation and maintenance, a wood fence can last 15-30 years.


Wood fencing offers homeowners numerous customization options. You can choose from a variety of wood types, grades, and cuts to achieve your desired look. Stain or paint can also be applied to complement your home’s exterior color scheme. The style of wood fencing itself can also be customized, from shadowbox and board-on-board to basketweave and lattice-top.


Compared to other fencing materials like vinyl, aluminum or wrought iron, wood fencing is very affordable. The cost depends on the type of wood, height, and style of the fence. For a typical residential property, you can expect to pay between $8 to $30 per linear foot for installation of a wood privacy fence by Pro Quality Property Maintenance.

Wood fencing installation, when done properly by professionals like Pro Quality Property Maintenance, offers an attractive, long-lasting barrier for your property at an affordable price. The natural beauty and customization options of wood fencing can significantly enhance your home’s curb appeal and value. For wood fencing installation you can trust, contact Pro Quality Property Maintenance today.

Choosing the Right Wood for Your Fence

When installing a wood fence, selecting the appropriate type of wood is crucial. The wood you choose will determine the overall durability, longevity and appearance of your fence. As a reputable property management company, Pro Quality Property Maintenance recommends using high-quality, weather-resistant wood types for fencing.

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Cedar is an excellent choice for fencing. It is naturally resistant to rot, decay and insect damage. Western red cedar and Alaskan cedar have a distinctive reddish tone and aromatic scent. Cedar fencing can last 15-30 years with proper maintenance.

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Like cedar, redwood is naturally decay-resistant and durable. It has a slightly darker red hue and coarser grain than cedar. Redwood fencing typically lasts 20-50 years. Both cedar and redwood develop a silver-gray patina over time.

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Pressure-Treated Pine

Pressure-treated pine is versatile, affordable and readily available. Pine absorbs preservatives that help protect it from rot and insect damage. The treatment process can result in a greenish tint that fades to gray over time. With proper maintenance, pressure-treated pine fencing can last 10-20 years.

For long-lasting, attractive wood fencing, cedar and redwood are superior options. Pressure-treated pine can also work well and provide good value. The wood you select will depend on your budget and how long you want your fence to last. For the best results, choose a reputable fencing contractor to properly install your wood fence.

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Installing the Fence Posts and Rails

To install wood fencing properly, it is critical to start with sturdy posts and rails. At Pro Quality Property Maintenance, we recommend the following best practices for installing fence posts and rails:


Begin by digging holes for the posts that are at least one-third of the total post length. For example, dig a 2-foot-deep hole for a 6-foot-tall post. Place the posts 8 to 10 feet apart. Set the posts in concrete to ensure stability, and brace them as the concrete dries to keep them upright.


Once the posts have set, you can attach the horizontal rails. For most privacy fencing, space the rails roughly 1 to 3 feet apart, closer at the bottom and wider at the top. Secure the rails to the posts with galvanized nails or wood screws. Pre-drill pilot holes in the posts and rails to prevent splitting.


Adding bracing to the posts and rails will provide extra support and prevent warping. Install diagonal bracing boards at roughly 45-degree angles between the posts and rails. You can also add horizontal bracing boards between the posts at the top, middle and bottom.

Common Wood Fencing Problems and Solutions

No matter how well wood fencing is installed, problems can still arise over time that require maintenance and repair. Here are some common issues and solutions:

Splitting Wood

Splits in wood boards are caused by weather exposure, impact damage, or uneven drying of the wood. You can fill small splits with wood filler before staining or painting. For larger splits, replace the affected board.

Wood Rot

Wood rot is caused by constant moisture exposure, which allows fungus to grow. Inspect fencing regularly for signs of rot like discoloration, soft spots, or crumbling wood. Replace any severely rotten boards and improve drainage around the fence if needed.

Warping or Cupping

Warping and cupping of wood boards occurs when only one side is exposed to the elements, causing uneven expansion and contraction. This is mostly a cosmetic issue, but replacement boards should be installed with balanced exposure.

Loose or Rotting Posts

Over time, fence posts set in concrete can rot at the point where they emerge. Check posts regularly for signs of rot, looseness, or leaning. You may need to reset or replace damaged posts using pressure-treated wood.

With regular inspections and timely maintenance, wood fencing can provide years of attractive performance. If you have any questions about wood fencing installation or repair, Pro Quality Property Maintenance experts are ready to assist you.

Ultimately, installing wood fencing on your property can greatly enhance aesthetics, security, and privacy when done properly. By selecting the right materials, taking accurate measurements, digging deep post holes, allowing space for contraction, and sealing and staining regularly, you can achieve long-lasting, quality fencing that adds tremendous value.

Partnering with a reputable company like Pro Quality Property Maintenance, who have 10+ years of expertise building and maintaining beautiful wood fences, is a foolproof way to get it done right the first time. Their seasoned team has all the tools, materials, and knowledge needed to construct wood fencing that perfectly suits your space. For peace of mind that your new fencing will stand the test of time, trust the professionals at Pro Quality.

Get in touch today to discuss your wood fencing needs. Our team is ready to listen to your requirements and provide a free, no-obligation estimate. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step and answer any questions you have to ensure you're completely satisfied with the results. Call us now at [phone number] or fill out a contact form on our website to get started. We look forward to helping you achieve the perfect wood fencing for your property!

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