REDWOOD VS DOUGLAS FIR
How do I choose?
TRUTEX values our customers and recognizes the importance of service and quality. We offer a variety of different products to accommodate each and every customer in their search for the perfect fence.
We specialize in wood fencing for pool & yard enclosures. TRUTEX fencing solutions offer beauty and protection and are available in a wide variety of styles, colors, and heights adding prestige and value to any property.
No job is too small for TRUTEX... Select basic fencing or customize your fence to fit your particular taste. TRUTEX hand crafts all fences (no panels). We use high quality materials on all projects.
Virtually every fence project is custom-fitted to a particular setting so we don't attempt to give pricing on the web site. We will, however, come to your home and provide an obligation-free quotation to help you complete your project.
Beside quality workmanship, the choice of wood has the most impact on the overall quality of your fence. Using a higher quality of wood and using a quality seal/stain product (ReadySeal.com) will help ensure that you will get the most life out of your fence. In North Texas we have 3 main choices in the types of wood to use for your fence construction... Cedar, Pine, and Spruce.
A white wood that is used for basic fencing as it is the least expensive of the 3. Prone to rot, decay, insect infestation, and warping. Can not be pressure treated. Needs to be treated with seal/stain every 3-4 years.
Pine is a yellow wood and comes pressure treated which prevents insect infestation and decay. Pine is prone to shrinkage, warping, bowing, and splitting. Lasts "forever" but may require DIY maintenance such as replacing
bowed pickets every so often. Treatment with seal/stain is recommended every 4-5 years.
Cedar is known for it's appearance, fragrance, and durability. Cedar is naturally resistant to decay and insects. Western Red Cedar has a deep mahogany color and fine grain. Cedar comes in 3 grades - Grade 1, 2 and clear cedar (Clear is most expensive knot free). Even left untreated, a cedar fence can last 15-20 years, but will turn gray over time. Treatment with seal/stain is recommended every 5-7 years.
- Metal posts (13 gauge)
- Post spacing at 6' to 8' centers depending on height of fence and style.
- Posts set 30?-36? deep
- 2"x4" PT Pine rails (2x3 cheaper)
- Hot dipped ring shank nails
- 3-5 year warranty on workmanship
- Side by Side or Board on Board
- 1"x4" top face trim
- 2" 6" PT Pine kickboard (protects and extend the life of fence)
- 2"x6" Cedar top cap
- 4"x4" Cedar posts
- Cedar railing
- Custom trim (double, arched, etc)
- Arched gates
- Wrapped posts
- Step downs
- Wood or concrete retainers
- Electric sliding/ swinging gates