Getting the Best Deal on Wood Fence Panels: An Essential Guide
Are you ready to buy wood fence panels? With so many different styles of panels made from so many different types of wood, where do you even start? This wood fence panels guide will help you sort through the wide array of styles and select the fence that best fits your budget and your unique needs. Call on Jay Fencing today if you have any questions about selecting the perfect wood fence panels for your home or property.
What Type of Wood?
Wood fences are timeless and classic. A beautiful fence adds character to your homes and backyard. Because of this, many choose wood over other materials such as chain link or vinyl. Check out our Ultimate Guide to Fence Panel Materials for a detailed comparison between vinyl, metal, and wood fences.
Wood fence panels come in a variety of wood types, all ranging in cost and maintenance requirements. Before you select your fence panel style, you must select your preferred type of wood.
Common Wood Types
Whitewood (Pine, Spruce, Fir) – Cost: $
“Whitewood” is a term used to include three types of wood: pine, spruce, and fir. Whitewood is one of the most common choices for fence panels. It is easy to work with, durable, and affordable. However, white woods are not as naturally strong or insect and rot-repellant as other wood types. Pine and fir are pressure-treated to remain durable. Insecticides are often applied to deter insect infestations.
Western Red Cedar – Cost: $$
Western red cedar contains natural oils that deter insects – all without human intervention! This wood type is also naturally resistant to rot, though over time untreated red cedar will turn gray in colour. You can prevent this and increase your fence post’s lifespan by purchasing treated wood. Cedar is more expensive than whitewood but is still relatively affordable. Red cedar is also one of the most aesthetically pleasing wood types, making it the top pick for many homeowners.
Cypress – Cost: $$$ – $$$$
Cypress is very similar to red cedar. It is a strong and sturdy wood, ideal for wet environments. It contains a chemical that naturally repels insects and is naturally resistant to rot. However, cypress may warp or bend if dried incorrectly. Cypress is native to the Southern United States and can be become quite pricey due to long shipping times.
Redwood – Cost: $$$$$
Naturally durable and resistant to rot and insects, redwood is also the most expensive wood fencing type. Redwood has it all, including looks. However, redwood does not usually make economical sense, especially for large fences. Though it is extremely tough, it still needs to be treated with a coating to prevent graying over time.
Common Styles of Fence
Now that you’ve chosen your type of wood, it’s time to pick your perfect fence board style! Wood is versatile and there are many styles to choose from, each with their own benefits and drawbacks.
Picket Fence – Cost: $$
Pros: Considered a traditional, classic look, the picket fence is a great option for a decorative fence around your property. Picket fences look great painted any colour and are relatively easy to install. The style allows visibility beyond the fence. These fences can keep children and pets safe when installed correctly.
Cons: Overall, not the safest option for containing pets or keeping children safe as picket fences are not very tall. This fence also offers no privacy.
Solid Board – Cost: $$$$
Pros: A great option for a privacy fence, solid board fences provide a very safe barrier for children and pets. When built by an experienced installer with high-quality wood, solid board fences can last many years and remain strong and durable.
Cons: These fences tend to be more expensive, and are not easy to install by yourself. Some areas have height restrictions for solid board fences, so it is important to check out your city’s bylaws before purchasing. This type of fence does not allow air flow through the panels.
Lap Panel – Cost: $$$
Pros: If you enjoy a more rustic look, lap panel fencing may be the perfect choice for you. This type of fence is relatively easy to work with and quite affordable.
Cons: Lap Panel fences are not as strong or as durable as solid board fence panels. Lap panel fences are prone to rot and must be installed correctly to avoid warping and rotting. They also do not allow a breeze through the panels.
Lattice – Cost: $$-$$$$
Pros: Lattice can be used in a variety of ways – lattice top is a common style, paired with shadow box panels or board on board to retain privacy. It is also possible to have a fence entirely made of lattice, allowing much more visibility through the fence. Lattice top allows some air flow through the panels.
Cons: A fence entirely made of lattice allows for little privacy. It is not known for its durability, and will not effectively keep children or pets safe. Because it comes in so many different styles, some options can be very expensive.
Shadow Box – Cost: $$$$
Pros: A shadow box fence allows some space between the fence boards, but is still an excellent privacy fence. A shadow box fence keeps children and pets safe and allows a breeze to pass through the boards. It looks the same from both sides, making it attractive to your neighbours too!
Cons: Like solid board, this can be a bit more expensive. It is not easy to build yourself, and if you’re looking for a unique or rustic style fence, this is not the choice for you.
Getting the Best Price
Here are some handy tips for getting the best deal on your fence panels:
Create a budget, and stick to it. Do some research on different types of wood and fence styles in your area, and create a budget you’re comfortable with. Research beforehand will help you avoid impulse buys.
Decide what wood type is best for you. Knowing the pros, cons, and price range of each wood type will help you determine which wood types are within your budget. Knowing these prices beforehand will also help you recognize a good deal when you see it.
Determine your fence style. As mentioned above, each fence style has its own pros, cons, and typical costs. Though a shadow box or solid board fence may be a bit more expensive, settling on a picket fence when you really want a privacy fence won’t do you any favours. It’s important to decide what is worth sacrificing when selecting your perfect fence.
Purchase from a reputable company. Buying from an honest and reputable business will save you lots of money down the road when your fence lasts longer than a poorly manufactured one!
Team up with an experienced installer. Incorrectly installed fences can end up costing you much more than you budgeted for. They also will not last as long and can warp and rot much more easily. Hiring an experienced installer will help you get the most for your money.
The best way to get the best price is to partner with a reputable company. At Jay Fencing Ltd, you can feel confident that we will only recommend products or services that are best for you and your needs. This means you won’t be buying any unnecessary products or services that will make the price go up. If you’re interested in purchasing your own wood fence panels or would like to know more about wood fencing, contact Jay Fencing today!
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There are so many options to choose from when looking for a new fence. Buying the right fence for you can be a challenge. Anyone can easily be overwhelmed by all the different materials, styles, sizes, and even colours! That’s why Jay Fencing Ltd. put together this ultimate guide to fence panels. Below you can read all about the pros and cons of each fence panel type. If you’re ready to move forward with your dream fence, contact us today!
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Pros of Wood Fencing
Wood fencing is considered a classic. It’s easy to make a wood fence look perfect in any backyard or garden. Wood fences also come in a variety of wood types, all ranging in price, allowing you to pick the type that best suits your needs and budget. Wood fences come in many different styles and colours. With variations in panel placement, wood fences can be great for privacy.
Cons of Wood Fencing
Wood fences require the most maintenance. They can be susceptible to insect infestations and rot. To keep your wood fence from getting damaged or rotting away, yearly maintenance is highly recommended. Improperly installed wooden fences may also warp and bend. An experienced installer is the best way to avoid this problem.
Metal Fencing (Iron)
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Pros of Iron Fencing
An iron fence is a great choice if you’re looking for little maintenance and high durability. Iron fences can sustain massive blows – you won’t have to worry about this fence falling over. Unlike wooden fences, you won’t have to worry about insect infestations or warping. Metal fences are also quite secure as they are difficult to climb and nearly impossible to topple over. They can be made in a variety of styles and can be a great addition to either a residential backyard or a commercial setting.
Cons of Iron Fencing
Iron fences require little maintenance but they are not maintenance-free. Iron fences are susceptible to rust, which can cause major damage if not treated quickly. Though secure, iron fences are also not designed to be privacy fences. Most are open, allowing any passerby to peer right into your property. Iron fences are difficult to install for the inexperienced and tend to be the priciest fence panel option.
Metal Fencing (Chain Link)
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Pros of Chain Link Fencing
Chain link fences are versatile and affordable. When properly installed, chain link fences are durable and can last a very long time. Like iron fences, chain link fencing requires little maintenance. Chain link fencing is a cost-effective solution to keeping children and pets safe in your yard. It can also be used on commercial lots and does come in a few different styles and sizes.
Cons of Chain Link Fencing
Though there is some variety with chain link styles, visually, they are all pretty much the same. If you’re looking for a unique fence, chain link is not the way to go. It also provides limited security (though some commercial styles will provide more) and is virtually see-through, providing no privacy. Chain link fences are also not exactly visually appealing, which may be a deal breaker for some.
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Pros of Vinyl Fencing
Vinyl fence panels come in a variety of shapes and styles, allowing you to choose one that best suits your own personal style and needs. Vinyl fences are known for their durability and strength. With a vinyl fence, you won’t have to worry about rot, rust, or insects – they are virtually maintenance-free. Vinyl is relatively affordable, though it typically costs more than wood. Vinyl fences are also easy to install as the panels are very light compared to other materials. Vinyl fences allow lots of privacy.
Cons of Vinyl Fencing
Though vinyl fence panels are extremely easy to maintain, they do tend to look dirty over time and will need occasional cleaning. Though it is a strong material, it is not as strong as an iron fence or a wooden fence, and won’t be able to hold up against extremely strong impacts. Vinyl is also susceptible to extreme weather conditions and may become brittle during harsh winters.
Jay Fencing Ltd. – Experience and Knowledge
Here at Jay Fencing, you can rely on our knowledge and experience to help you choose the perfect fence and get the job done right. We will only ever recommend the products and services that meet your specific needs – and budget! If you still aren’t sure which fence panel is right for you, or if you’re ready to move forward with your brand new fence, contact Jay Fencing now.
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Farm fences in Ontario are great way to manage your livestock against pest,predators, and to keep animals from escaping. Choose quality and craftsmanship helping to turn chaos into orchestration. Get the most hassle free and extensive service for agriculture and farm fencing by Jay Fencing.
Farm Fencing By-Laws
Ensure your property is correctly zoned and verify that it is legal for you to setup a farm fence before doing so. Every jurisdiction prevents barbed wire and electrical currents from being run through installed fences on properties unless for farming and agricultural uses.
See here for an extensive listing of our fencing by-laws to ensure you stay compliant and penalty free. Or reach out to our experienced team. The following cities have noted restriction on the use of barbed wires of electric fences in certain zones in Ontario:
Please note that the list is not exhaustive and it is recommened that you refer to your own jurisdictions by-laws.
Types of Farm Fences
Here are the top choices in farm fencing materials to help you manage your animals and crops from unwanted visitors and pestilence.
Wire fences include the following options and has proven effective over the many decades in the modern farming and agricultural industry.
This type of fencing is great for keeping birds from resting on your fence and affecting your crops or livestock. It further discourages predators from going over your fence to hurt or injure your animals that you are tending to. Barbed wire is typically prohibited in Ontario from being used in commercial and residential zones.
Pros: great for containing cattle, sheep, and horses
Cons: often not used as animals themselves can get harmed
Be sure to check your city’s by-laws to ensure that you are allowed to use barbed wire in your agricultural zone or commercial area.
Similar to the barbed wire in its material and construction sans the barbs making it more friendly to animals that are being enclosed.
Pros: low cost material great for container horses
Cons: because its less sharp than barbed wires animals may lean against this material and cause the smooth wire to be stretched or sag
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High tensible(HT) wire
A rigid springy steel material that outperforms mild steel for durability.
Chain Link Fencing Fence Metal Galvanized Wire
Pros: isn’t stretched by animals or from trees falling onto them
Cons: because of its rigid material, it may be fatal for animals to get stuck or collide with this type of fencing
Characterized by the knots that interconnect each woven wire and is great for keeping non-predator animals on your ranch or farm.
Pros: Great at safely keeping horses, ponies, sheep, pigs, and goats safe. Great inexpensive material to use to create an expansive perimeter that allows the animals to move and roam.
Cons: Watch out for spot welded fences that may be of lower durability and can break and cause sharp edges to be exposed and become risk to the health of the animals
Deer fence (anti-jumping)
This fence is great at keeping animals that are known to leap out of their pens or enclosures. Typically comes in woven wire that spans 2 meters overall in height.
Pros: great at keeping in goats, deers, or any other animals that can leap
Cons: not as durable for containing collisions from more aggressive animals
An effective way to create a perimeter that provides feedback to the animals that are enclosed. Over time it is expected that animals will stay away from fences because of the uncomfortable electric shock that it provides.
Pros: Keeps out predators and pests from bothering your animals, it also reinforces animals to stay away from the perimeters
Cons: It requires the use of electricty meaning operation costs will be more than when using a traditional fence, some animal owners may be sensitive to this approach to enclosure
*Refer to city fencing by-laws in Ontario to ensure your jurisdiction permits use of electrical currents in fences
A new entrant to the agricultural industry are the synthetic fences that are incorporate varieties like vinyl coated wire, graphite to enable electric currents, and vinyl rail (enclosed wiring).
Pros: relatively inexpensive and there are large assortments of colors and is considered effective at keeping out other animals
Cons: industry experts are still debating whether synthetic fences are more durable or perform better than the other options
Cultivate your work with Farm Fence Installation
Avoiding common challenges and pitfalls is easy when you choose an experienced fence installer to complete the project for you! Jay Fencing has the experience and the know-how to get the job done right. With over 20 years of experience delivering quality service to our clients, we will make sure you don’t have to experience the difficulties of DIY fence installation.
At Jay Fencing, our professional team has all the proper tools, an understanding of weather and soil conditions, and the ability to work through any issue that may arise during the installation process. You can rely on the knowledge and experience of Jay Fencing. Feel confident that we will recommend only the products or services that meet your specific needs and budget.
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Top notch customer service
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Being a name that you can trust
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Choosing to install a new fence, whether on your residential or commercial property, is a big decision. Jay Fencing will help guide you through the entire process and help you to plan the ideal fencing solution to suit you and your needs, all at the very best value.
Ready to get a new fence installed? Uncertain what type of fence boards are best for you? Jay Fencing’s ultimate guide will show you how to choose the best fence boards. First, you’ll need to decide what you want your fence to be used for. Then, we’ll help you decide if wood or vinyl boards are best for you, and what style of fence suits your needs! This ultimate guide will give you all the information necessary to pick your perfect fence.
First, it’s important to briefly determine what the purpose of your new fence is. Will it be a decorative fence? Will it be a privacy fence? Picking the perfect fence boards will depend on the fence’s purpose.
For example, if you want a privacy fence, you may choose to go with the board-on-board style. This style places the fence boards very close together, limiting the ability to peer through the slats.
Fence Board Material
$ – $$$
Wood fences are the most common fence type. Wood fences can be crafted in many different ways and styles to create custom, unique fences. When made by a reputable company, they are sturdy and resistant to the elements. There are also many different types of wood to choose from, all with their own pros and cons. Some popular choices include:
Pressure Treated Pine$ – A practical, well-priced option. Chemically treated to resist rot, insects, and moisture.
Cedar$$–$$$ – Beautiful and naturally resistant to rot, insects, and moisture. Always a great choice for fence boards.
Redwood$$$ – Naturally resistant to rot, insects, and moisture. Comes in a beautiful red colour, prized for both its aesthetics and strength.
Vinyl VS Wood
Wood fences are not without their drawbacks, however. Even naturally rot and insect resistant wood will need some level of maintenance, especially after years of harsh weather. The more resistant the wood, the more expensive it tends to be. Wood fences also attract termites. This can actually put your entire property, including your home, at risk. Wood fences must be properly installed or they will warp and bend, eventually needing to be replaced all together.
Vinyl fence boards look almost identical to wooden fence boards. They also come in a variety of styles; many of these styles are identical to their wooden counterparts. Some benefits to choosing vinyl fencing include:
Durability – A durable product requiring very little maintenance.
Customizable – Like wood fences, vinyl fences come in many styles and colours.
Easy to Clean – Maintenance free indeed!
Though vinyl fences are easy to maintain and come in many attractive styles, they also have some downsides. The biggest difference between wood and vinyl is the price tag. Vinyl fences are often more expensive, and repair can be much more complicated. Vinyl is durable, but not as durable as most types of wood. Bending, warping, and even expanding can occur due to harsh weather or violent winds.
Fence Board Style
Once you’ve decided on the material, whether you choose from a variety of different wood types or vinyl, it’s time to pick your board style.
Each board style also comes with a host of both advantages and disadvantages, depending on what you’re looking for. There are many different board styles, but four of the most common include solid board, lattice top, board-on-board, and post and rail.
Solid Board – A decorative and beautiful option. The top can be crafted in a variety of different ways to suit whatever your preference may be. The solid board style also allows privacy.
Lattice Top – Lattice top is a very popular choice. It allows some air flow by breaking down strong winds into a gentler breeze. It also provides privacy while still allowing some vision beyond the boards.
Board-on-Board – One of the top choices for privacy fences. It looks attractive from both sides of the fence and allows a breeze to come through between the boards.
Post and Rail – With a classic, welcoming look, the post and rail style is definitely not a privacy fence. Often used as a decorative fence, though it can actually be customized with mesh to protect children or pets from getting out.
How To Get The Best Price
Looking to purchase new fence boards, no matter what the purpose may be, can be quite intimidating. Right now, there are tons of do-it-yourself (DIY) guides, books, and videos online showing you how to build and install your own fence from scratch. Some even say this is the most inexpensive option.
Though there are many experienced handymen out there, installing a fence and choosing the perfect fence boards can be a challenge for even the most capable Do-it-Yourselfer. Not knowing exactly what you’re doing when it comes to fence installation can end up costing you more and more with every little mistake you may make.
The best way to get the best price is by going with a reputable company. At Jay Fencing Ltd, you can feel confident that we will only recommend products or services that are best for you and your needs. This means you won’t be buying any unnecessary products or services that will make the price go up.
Getting the best price isn’t only about affordable costs. It’s also about quality work, so that you won’t have to spend more on upkeep or repairs down the road. We highly value having an experienced team and providing the highest quality service possible.
Picket fence designs were once confined to a mundane and predictable fashion. That is until recently when these 12 amazing designs were discovered. Click here to find out how the team at Jay Fencing can help you get your own picket fence hassle-free and at the best price.
Featured Picket Fence Designs
From functional to spectacularly amazing, these picket fence designs hail from all different places but each proposal leaves you with a sense of appreciation and inspiration. Here are the 12 picket fence designs that showed out and is known for their claim to fame. Improve the look and feel of your community and home today by choosing an amazing picket fence design and get your project completed before the summer.
12 – Waved Picket Fence Design
Claim to Fame: A curved wave design simply uses symmetrically heightened pickets to create a subtle impact on neighbours and passersby.
Claim to Fame: Ready to put a special twist on your picket fence for a special moment or celebration? Look no further by adding masons jars and candles to your established picket fence. A great way to bring new life to a tried and treasured design.
Claim to Fame: This wood picket fence is inspired by traditional wrought iron fence design. The concave layout, while more common with wrought iron, is both fresh and familiar when done in wood pickets. This fence is a clear illustration of how inspiration with new materials and applications can take shape.
Claim to Fame: This offering showcases an inventive approach, using a picket fence corner to highlight an area of your garden and to provide separation between different plants and trees in your back yard.
Claim to Fame: The obelisk styled pickets are a great accent, bringing a welcomed new twist to any garden or home. This offering not only satisfies visually but offers a far more sturdy and secure installation, given the increased thickness of each picket.
Claim to Fame: Despite its aged look this fence could have easily come out from Through the Looking Glass or Alice in Wonderland. It accents the craftsmanship required to turn a traditional picket fence design into one that bridges day to day life with high cultured gothic tones.
Claim to Fame: Save material and increase your property’s style profile by using this staggered fence design. A small twist creates a big impact for those visiting or simply strolling by. The use of alternating heights helps this picket fence stand out from the rest.
Claim to Fame: The railing adds a designer’s touch and craftsmanship with augmented curves that help secure a variety of perimeters. The railing departs from the traditional picket fence while providing stability and comfort to those stopping by to appreciate the garden and its occupants.
Claim to Fame: Take pride in the mosaic of your community, this design demonstrates the diversity within each community. Part artistic expression and part picket fence design, this offering showcases the picket fence itself as both an end product and a canvas for creativity.
Claim to Fame: An idea so simple and brilliant that you almost knew it was possible. The Crayola picket fence is a play on one of our most memorable childhood accessories, creating a rainbow palette of nostalgia to top our list of 12 amazing picket fences.
Jay Fencing Brings Stunning Workmanship to Everyday People
Whether it’s pickets or wrought iron fences, Jay Fencing brings your dreams and Pinterest aspirations to life. The team works to ensure a stellar experience from quote to completion as we make your dream perimeter fencing project come to life. Count on the experience and detailed planning of the team to help you create a fence that stands the test of time, season after season. Work with Jay Fencing to ensure you walk on a sturdy deck instead of tripping over bylaws.
The best way to determine which fencing option is right for you is to reach out to Jay Fencing Ltd. Let Jay Fencing deal with the fine print and bylaws and security headaches while you focus on your business and family, all at the very best value. With Jay Fencing you can expect these services every time we serve you:
Master level craftsmanship and attention to lifespan augmentation
Careful consideration of community requirements
Personal and property security
Protected play for children and pets
Over 28 years of experience delivering quality service to our clients
We service customers everywhere from Stratford to Brantford, Mississauga to Fergus, and everywhere in between. Book a consultation today and Jay Fencing can help you pick the right perimeter for your property.