Fences

Whether you’re looking to refence your backyard, or fence a new property, we have the team and the machinery to get it done as smoothly and professionally as possible.

On this page, you will get some information on the process our team goes through to build fences, as well as a gallery of past projects and a frequently asked questions section.

At any point, you can give us a call and we will guide you through the process of getting a new fence.

What Type of Fence is Right for Me?

 

In this section, we’ll talk about the different types of fences to determine which type of fence is right for you.

Perhaps you just want any fence to separate your backyard from the neighbours, in this case, you want to get the most cost-effective fence. Or maybe you frequently have friends and family over and you want your fence to look nicer than all your friends. Or maybe you discussed with your neighbour and he or she wants the fence to match the same design as the other side of their fence. Whatever the situation is, we will determine which type of fence is right for you, and you will learn about the different types of fencesas well, let’s get started!

Step 1: Choose a Fence Type

The Privacy Fence

Also called the Lock Board Fence, this fence design is the most popular fence type in North America and it’s tightly-spaced board design offers the most privacy for you and your family/residents.

Privacy fences are usually 6 to 8 feet high.

Semi-Privacy Fence

Very similar to Privacy Fences, Semi-Privacy Fences provide a combination of privacy and comfort. The gaps in the fence allow for a breeze to pass through during the hot summer months.

Picket Fence

Picket Fences do not provide any privacy and are usually 4 to 5 feet high but can be shorter. They are very iconic and look amazing on front yards.

It can also be very useful to keeping children and pets within its boundaries.

Step 2: Choose a Fence Design

 

Traditional

A Traditional fence design features one layer of wooden boards as pictured above.

Board on Board

A Board on Board design features boards on both sides and is a great investment if you want the most privacy at the expense of using a lot more material.

Board on Board with Gap

A Board on Board with Gap design is a Semi-Privacy Fence design that features boards on both sides of the fence. It is slightly less private than a Traditional Semi-Privacy Fence and is great for neighbours to whom you don’t mind sharing your backyard scenary with.

Lattice (add-on)

A lattice design on top of the fence can provide an aesthetic boost to an otherwise plain fence.

Step 3: Choosing a Wood Type

Spruce

Spruce, being the cheapest of the three, is the most economical choice for a fence. However, it’s drawback is in it’s lower average lifespan compared to pine and cedar at 4-7 years.

Pine

With an average lifespan of 5-12 years, pine is a cost effective wood type for fences.

Cedar

With an average lifespan of 15-30 years, a cedar fence is a good long term investment. However cedar may not be the best choice if you intend to paint the fence as cedar often takes several coats of paint in order to stick. Cedar also gives off a nice aromatic scent.

Pressure Treated Wood (add-on)

Whether you decide to choose spruce or pine, we always recommend choosing Pressure Treated wood as it is treated to prevent termits, rotting, and fungal decay. The pressure treated process will increase the durability of the wood but it’s durability will still be lower than cedar. Cedar is naturally resistant to termits, rot, and fungal decay.

Are you looking to get a fence done? We service most of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)—give us a call and we will help you get started!

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