custom wood fences orange va

At C'ville Residential, we pride ourselves in our extensive styles and options of wood fence. Wood fencing provides a natural and rustic look to complement your home. Our sales team can offer you many selections to choose from to accommodate your privacy, semi-privacy, and decorative needs. We put safety and environmental awareness first. All of our lumber meets and/or exceeds industry standards, as well as conforms to the latest EPA requirements. Whether you prefer the rich, untreated look of Cedar, or the durable, pressure-treated ACQ lumber, C'ville Residential can accommodate all of your wood fencing needs and our fences are built to last.

C'ville Residential offers a comprehensive selection of wood fences such as Custom Wood, Under & Over Scallop, Picket, Privacy with Custom Accent, Shadow Box, Solid Privacy, Rail Fence, Gothic Picket, and Pointed Picket Dog-Ear.

The Benefits of Wood Fencing

  1. Defines Territory
  2. Gain Privacy
  3. Keep your pets and children safe
  4. Block wind and noise
  5. Greater Safety
  6. Deterrent for Theft and Robbery
  7. Can add to the beauty of your home

Why a Wood Fence?

It's a light weight material, easy to maintain, and can be easily shaped to add to the appealing appearance of your home that creates a uniqueness. There are so many styles to choose from as listed above. You can then stain or paint the wood to your preference.

Type of Wood

1. Cedarwoods-This is a type of softwood that is native to the American northwest and Canada. This is one of the most common materials used for fences and one of the most durable materials as well.

a. Red Cedar-This material is considered to be one of the best building materials due to its strength, beauty, aromatic smell, and lightness. Red Cedar also has some of the best natural resistances to water, insects and rot due to being loaded with tannins.

b. White Cedar-This material is slightly stronger than Red Cedar, but a little less resistant to rot and insects. White Cedar fences are easy to work with and will have minimal cracking and splitting when cuts are made. Also, white cedar dries up quickly (kiln dried) which decreases the shrinking and warping of the material.

c. Chinese Cedar-Not really a Cedar, but a fir. This material has been recently imported from China within the last decade. It does not cost as much as Red and White Cedar, but is highly inferior with rot and pest control. The longevity of this fencing material has not withstood the test of time

d. Japanese Cedar- This is a newer product on the US market as well, but is a highly regarded fencing material. This material is durable, affordable, beautiful, and sustainable. This wood also contains tannins that help it to be more waterproof, bug resistant, and to resist decay. Also, kiln dried this material makes smooth edges and splits less when cut.

Note: In fence posts, cedar lasts several years without rotting; however, they are less durable against soil than pressure treated pine (in posts). For this reason, we recommend using pressure treated pine for the posts and cedar for the rest of the fence.

2. Southern Yellow Pine-This wood is primarily made up of four species loblolly pine, long leaf pine, shortleaf pine, and slash pine. Loblolly pine is the primary species that is used. Yellow pine can take paint nicely, but the grain patterns make it an especially nice choice to stain. Pinewood is a softwood sourced from many parts of the United States. This wood is naturally stiff, resistant to shock and easy to work with. Pine is treated to make it resistant to water, rot, and bugs. Usually, this material is more cost effective than its counterparts. Pine is a highly sustainable source and regrows very quickly. However, pine does have a tendency to damage quickly so repairs need to be made quickly. This can be a perfect pick for someone who likes the aged look for their fence.

3. Oak- This fencing material is superbly strong and durable. Oak is strong enough to use for cattle, horses, and is also safe for pets and kids. This strong hardwood can last many years and is almost maintenance free. The grain is light in color with visible grain knots and when a natural oil is applied the palette of colors is complexly vivid. However, the same Oak tree can have a wide range of colors and usually red and white oak are best for staining.

4. Cypress Wood- A wood from the southern swamps of the US that is yellowish-brown (tan) that some may classify as clean and pristine in appearance. If you want a different color cypress is easily stainable. Some parts of the wood may be darker if it was attacked by fungi in the past. Cypress has a coarse texture with straight grains. Older cypress trees are more durable than their younger counterparts. Cypress is also naturally resistant to insects, but less so than Cedar. One of the primary reasons people choose Cypress is because it is impervious to rot. Although classified as a softwood it is harder than cedar and makes it less likely to sustain nicks, dings, and scratches than on from cedar. Cypress has a tight grain that hold nails, but makes it harder to bend.

5. Redwood-A wood from California. Although, costly, its benefits can make it well worth your money. This type of wood is also rot and pest resistant, but a stain is still recommended to stain the fence to bring out the beauty. Redwood is very dense which can extend the life of a fence preventing weathering and splintering over time. This wood has a brownish red with a tight grain pattern that is free of knots and other flaws.

6. Douglas fir-This is similar to the Redwood and actually grows in the same forest. However similar they are very different, but both are important fencing materials. A coniferous tree, the Douglas fir is soft, but structurally stable. The wood has a yellowish-white hue that darkens to orange as you reach the center of the wood. Unfortunately, this species does not have any natural pest resistant oils and this shortens the life of the wood. This is not the most common choice for fencing materials.

7. Whitewood-A grouping of the species for inferior fencing materials. These species include spruce, pine, and fir. Whitewoods will accept stains and paints easily, but if left unstained or painted it will turn a silver gray. This is not a material that will stand the test of time, but is considered to be a very economic choice.