Commercial/Residential Wood Fencing
A wood fence is an excellent choice for both security and privacy. A traditional wooden privacy fence is typically built using 4" x 4" x 8' treated pine wood posts set 30" deep in concrete footings on 7' centers. This really gives D&C an edge as most of our competitors set their posts on 8' centers 24" deep in concrete. D&C installs as standard 2-2" x 4" treated horizontal rails to nail pickets to. After rails are installed D&C will install typical 1" x 6" x 6' wood dog eared pickets to new posts and rails for a finished wood privacy fence. With typical wooden fences there are a huge array of options and styles. Below we will do our best to cover a few of these.
Wood Fence Options
This is one of the most common options added to our wood fences. A skirt board is a board that is installed at the bottom of a new wood fence that adds height as well as keeps your bigger investment, the pickets, off the ground which helps to prevent future rot at the bottom of your pickets. All different sizes of skirt boards may be used but typically they are always treated pine. The most standard is a 1" x 6" x 14' long board for an extra 6" of height. Another fairly common skirt board option is when customers desire a 7' height D&C can add a 1" x 12" x 14' treated skirt board or 2-1" x 6" x 14' skirt boards on top of one another. With this taller option as standard policy D&C automatically upgrades their posts to using 4" x 4" x 10' long treated posts in order to accommodate new height and will change post depth from 30" to 36" deep in concrete footings. This is done in order to have more strength due to the added height and wind load. On wooden fencing, some other skirt boards we have used in the past are 2" x 6" and 2" x 12" along with 2" x 8" and 2" x 10" of course all treated lumber. Please let us know if you would like this option and we would be glad to add it to your fence estimate.
Third 2”x4” Rail
This option has been prevalent on most all fences D&C installs. We love to add a middle 2"x 4" treated rail to all our wood fences. The wonderful thing about adding this middle rail is that it adds very little cost of the fence. It does, however, add great strength in supporting your pickets in the middle, keeps the pickets from bowing and warping as much, and adds to the value of the fence. This is an excellent option and we highly recommend adding a 3rd middle rail to all wooden fences.
Cedar vs Treated Pine Pickets
Posts and Post Center Options
Customizing Your Wooden Fence
Add a personal touch to your fence. We can handle a variety of custom fence styles. Let us know what you have in mind and we will do our best to make it a reality. Some typical customer designs are as follows:
Cap and Trim
Cap and Trim is a great design for a new wood fence. It adds a lot of strength as well as a sophisticated custom look. In general, with a cap and trim wood fence, D&C uses 10' long 4"x 4" treated posts set in concrete footings and 3-2"x 4" treated pine horizontal rails. For the custom look, D&C adds a 2"x 6" treated pine top cap flat on top of the new fence and trims out the dog ears with a 1”x 2” trim board.
Board and Bat Wood
Wood Fence Gates
Double Drive Gates
In essence, double drive gates are two separate gates for one opening.
Double Drive wood gates are commonly used when large items need to pass through the gates. Many customers with a boat, RV, ATV, etc. opt for this type of gate to have easy access. The standard opening for a double drive wood gate is anywhere from an 8’ to 10' opening. D&C builds these gates to the same specs as the walk gates. Upon request and highly recommended, we can install 6"x6" treated heavy duty wood posts instead of the standard 4”x4” posts. All double drive gates come with heavy duty drop rods to keep gates secured when in the closed position.
Wood Gates with metal frame
D&C Fence can build and install any type of wood gate with a metal frame on rollers. We can add a gate operator to any of these gates to automatically roll or swing to open/closed.