There are many different factors to consider when you are deciding what kind of fence to add to your property. One of the biggest factors property owners should consider is weather. Texans will recognize the familiar saying “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.” The Dallas-Fort Worth climate has distinct seasonal extremes with the temperature, humidity, and precipitation changing greatly from one season to another. Add strong storms and the potential for flooding, hail, and tornadoes and the DFW area has some pretty extreme weather to reckon with. Here are the best building materials for your DFW property fence:
- Western Red Cedar Fences
Red Cedar is one of the most reliable and common wood when it comes to fencing materials. It stands up well to extreme temperatures and moisture changes. With other woods, the thermal expansion caused when weather changes from hot to cold can strain the fibers of the wood, causing fencing to deteriorate with each passing year. Red Cedar is resistant to these weather changes, lasting on average 20-25 years. This wood is high in tannins, natural antioxidants that protect the wood from rot. Western Red Cedar is more expensive than other fencing woods, but the results speak for themselves. Not only are these fences beautiful, they are long lasting and built to withstand even the most extreme DFW weather. DFW Fence Contractor offers a number of construction and stain options to customize your Western Red Cedar fence.
- Pine and Spruce Fences
If Western Red Cedar is out of your price range, but you still want the look of a wood fence, we have other options for you. Pine is one of the cheapest and easiest to find materials for fencing. Though not as durable and resistant to rot as Western Red Cedar, Pine performs well in damp and humid conditions. Chemical treatments can be used to prevent bugs and fungi from ruining a pine fence. Another low-cost, aesthetically appealing option is Spruce. This will also require a bit more maintenance than Western Red Cedar, but is durable and weathers climate extremes well. Pine and Spruce fences last on average 8-10 years.
- Iron Fences
While iron fencing can be vulnerable to corrosion due to moisture, it looks great and will certainly withstand the extremes of blistering summer heat and cold winter lows. The high winds and hail that accompany many Texas storms will have little impact on this strong fencing material. At DFW Fence Contractor, we offer custom, hand built iron fencing along with two pre-made products. Our iron fences are custom made with materials to protect against corrosion, improving the longevity and appearance of your fence. We also install Montage galvanized steel framework fences, which is made from the highest quality materials to protect against weathering.
Choosing the best materials for the environment you live in is the key to long-term, low maintenance fencing. DFW’s extreme weather means choosing fencing materials that hold up to changing seasons, moisture, and intense storms. At DFW Fence Contractor, we have served thousands of customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We know what kind of fences stand up to Texas weather. Our team of experts can work with you to craft the fence that meets your needs aesthetically and practically.