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Typical Pressure Treated "Fortress" Fence

pressure treated wood fence

This is a typical installation of pressure treated "fortress" fence.  Pre-treated lumber acts differently than the normal "kiln-dried" lumber you may be familiar with because it comes from the mill soaking wet.  The two most important considerations when installing a treated lumber fence are the top cap and middle rails.  The top cap serves to keep the posts from twisting freely as the wood dries, while the middle rail is important to keep the fence boards from bending and warping.  Once the lumber has dried out the green tinge disappears and the fence stays a "natural" brown colour for many year to come.  If you have outdoor sprinklers in your yard be sure to configure the spray patterns to avoid the fence as much possible as the extra moisture will cause a "washing out" of the colour prematurely and make "splotchy" grey patches on the fence.


Cedar Fence Construction

cedar fence construction

This beautiful six foot high western red cedar fence replaced an old worn out fence that was ready to fall down.  Fencing contractors like to install cedar because it's lighter and softer than pressure treated lumber, as well as having superior dimensional stability and less imperfections.  Cedar is also kiln dried from the mill unlike pressure treated wood that comes soaking wet - the difference is that you can stain or paint your cedar fence right away instead of waiting for it to dry out for months.  Another consideration is that you can achieve little to no visible gaps between cedar fence boards because they are already dried, versus pressure treated fence boards which will shrink slightly after installation as they dry out leaving 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch gap between each board.



Treated Deck w/ Enclosed Lattice Skirting

treated lattice enclosed deck white railing

This basic back yard deck features pressure treated construction with a white aluminum picket railing and the underside is enclosed with privacy lattice.


Cedar Deck w/ Glass Railing

cedar deck glass railing

This cedar deck features two tiers with solid cedar skirting to cover the pressure treated substructure and glass railings with black aluminum frame. The underside is accessible through a small gate to allow for storage of small garden items.


"Fortress" Style Wood Fence Construction

Do you want to clean up your garbage/recycling bin collection area?  Or maybe you need an extra wide gate that operates properly with good heavy duty hardware?  This customer in the northeast community of Coventry Hills asked us specifically for a gate with an opening of at least 48 inches (four feet) between the posts so that he could get his black and blue bins in and out of the yard easily in all seasons.  When planning a fence installation and considering the width and locations of gates, think about where you will potentially be moving items such as lawn mowers, wheelbarrows, and even snow blowers or recreational items.  Gate latch hardware normally faces the inside of a yard, and you can also add any regular padlock to the heavy duty gate hardware to make any gated entrance more secure.