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Rot-Resistant Woods for Your Wood Fence

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Certain types of wood are rot resistant.

If you are looking to add a lovely wood fence to your property, but are worried about all the maintenance, you are not alone. While wood has a timeless and irresistibly classic look that can add charm to your property, is more high maintenance than other materials. Wood can be vulnerable to weather, sun, wind, and even rot and infestation. However, there are actually a number of rot-resistant woods out there that stand strong and tall. Read on to learn more about them.  

Rot-Resistant Woods

There are a number of woods that are naturally rot-resistant. These are commercially available woods that hold up the best against rot over time:

  • Black Locust (Robinia psuedocacia)
  • Teak (Tectona grandis)
  • Ipe (Tabebuia spp)
  • California Redwood (Sequioa sempervirens)
  • Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)

What Makes Ipe Special

Ipe is an especially common wood, used in numerous products. It is sourced from the tropical tree genus Tabebuia, which is colloquially known as Trumpet Tree in South Florida. This incredibly dense wood weathers gorgeously over time and eventually turns to an attractive muted silver gray. For these reasons, it has gained popularity in recent years.

Other Rot-Resistant Woods

While the woods listed previously are the most rot-resistant, these beautiful varieties have a medium rot resistance:

  • Western redcedar (Thuja plicata)
  • Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda)
  • European larch (Larix decidua)

Which Type Of Rot-Resistant Wood Should You Choose?

Ultimately this will depend on a number of factors. Your budget must be considered. Ultimately, your choices may be limited by the availability of certain types of wood. As different woods have different colors and looks, this also will ultimately shape your decision. It is key that you also know just how important it is to you that the wood used for your fencing is rot-resistant, as not all woods of this type are equally resistant.

A Wood Fence From Hercules Fence Richmond

Whether you want a charming picket fence or a colorful vinyl fence to protect your pool and keep your property and family safe, Hercules Fence has the expertise and equipment to repair or construct your dream fence. Whether it’s a minor repair or major replacement, we would love to help your vinyl coated chain link fencing better serve your family. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they’re residential or commercial, for the right price. Give us a call at 804-752-7992 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.

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