Pine Vs. Cedar Fences

Looking to get a new wood privacy fence in Atlanta? Trying to find the right style, price and company or contractor for your fence project? At Fence Workshop™, we are experts of standard and custom wood privacy fences and gates. By visiting our website, you can choose from one of the largest selections of wood privacy fence designs to give you a variety of ideas and suggestions for your project. We also supply aluminum fence products should you decide that you prefer a metal fence. Check our aluminum options out here..  

Choosing the Right Lumber

Need some quick help deciding what kind of wood privacy fence you want to build for your home? Let’s start by choosing the material. At Fence Workshop™, we most commonly recommend building wood privacy fences with pressure treated pine and or cedar lumber. The big differences in these two materials are the look and dimensional stability.

Pine Privacy Fences

We recommend what is called MCG pressure treated pine that has a light and very natural color that will turn a golden brown over time. Because of it’s strength and lower cost, pine is most commonly the best choice for the fence posts. If the fence is not placed in direct sunlight, pine pickets are an excellent choice as well. If the fence is in direct sunlight, cedar pickets will be a much better option since they are less likely to warp as the lumber dries out.

Cedar Privacy Fences

Western red cedar lumber has a reddish tent and as always, a wonderful cedar smell. Cedar is a very dimensionally stable material and is unlikely to warp. Cedar lumber is naturally resistant to decay and is best maintained with sealant.

Pine + Cedar Privacy Fences

Since pine is best used for posts and cedar is best used for pickets, building a fence with both pine and cedar is almost always the way to go. Be sure to check out the different wood privacy fence styles on our company website and you will be able to see a large selection of wood privacy fences built with both pine and cedar.

Choosing the Style

Now that you know what material you will want to use, you can select the specific style. Here are a list of things to consider when selecting a style.

  • Do you want visibility through the fence?
  • Do you need the fence to look the same on both sides (good neighbor style)?
  • Do you want the fence posts to be visible/exposed?
  • How tall do you want the fence to be?
  • What is your budget?
Knowing the answers to these simple questions will really help to narrow down the different style options so you can find the perfect wood privacy fence for your home.

Choosing the Right Fence Supply Company

We know you’re getting excited about your new fencing project, and we would love to help. You’re just a call or click away from getting started! Our passion is the art of beautiful fences, and we can’t wait to share that passion with you to create the dazzling fencing you’ve been dreaming of. Get started now!
Email: info@fenceworkshop.com