If I asked you to picture a fence, you’d likely envision a white painted picket fence or a silver chain link fence, the ones we see most often. With just a little imagination we can truly make fences beautiful neighbors. Keep these in mind when you’re considering your new fence options.
The natural oils in redwood make it inherently resistant to insects, fire, warping, and twisting. Redwood’s density makes it withstand weather conditions better than other woods, increasing its life span and reducing the maintenance required. Purchase redwood that has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council to ensure that it has been grown and harvested responsibly. This fence combines new and reclaimed redwood.
And my all time favorite material….Cor-Ten steel. Also known generically as weathering steel, its specific alloys produce a stable rust layer that becomes a protective coating. It’s durability in appropriate applications is unmatched, and its patina improves with age. This stunning fence is crafted from individually laser cut steel blades. Use full size Cor-Ten panels for an economical, show stopping, no fuss fence.
Red cedar, much like redwood, is naturally resistant to insects, fire, rot, and decay. It’s hard to compete with the allure of beauty, durability, and low maintenance. Show your personality by crafting a unique pattern with different board widths.
Copper panels create one-of-a-kind modern yet timeless fences. When they’re perforated as in this installation, air and light can pass through. The patina that untreated copper develops with time and exposure makes it more elegant with age. Perforated panels are available in other metals to suit your taste and budget.
What’s your favorite of these? Mine is the perforated copper. Be sure to share the good fence info with your neighbors and friends!