Big Easy Landscaping is one of the leading landscaping companies in New Orleans and the surrounding area who also happen to offer a couple of flexible home services, wood fences installation being one of them.
Our experienced staff is ready to install and repair your wood fence, whether for residential, agricultural, or commercial needs.
The aim of our wood fence contractors is to give customers exactly what they need while also issuing sound advice on fencing, gate, and materials.
Wood is an optimal material choice in that it sets up a natural feel for the home and garden.
Still, since it is such a versatile material, it can also be used for several landscaping projects, such as wood picket fences around your garden or as a planked walkway.
It also comes in different styles from pickering to ranch rail. It’s also great for custom fencing for clients with specific needs.
Our New Orleans LA wood fence contractors can also provide a wide range of caps that can be fashioned for use with any wooden fence.
The diversity and the ability of this material towards customization are what make it especially popular for landscaping around NOLA.
One of the main things New Orleans wood fence contractors consider at first is how long the fence is going to last. It has to do with the lifespan of the wood chosen to do the task.
Most types of wood used for fences are made of pine, cedar, or spruce.
Depending on the species, cedars are usually suitable for between 15 and 30 years. Spruce has a notably shorter lifespan at four to seven years.
Pine options may last from five to twelve years.
Most treatment companies note that when fence planks are treated, the lumber will easily last for more than two decades.
That would hold when it comes to spruce and pine, but cedar wood lasts for a much longer time – up to 40 years. That being said, treated wood is a better investment overall, but it will cost a little more.
It almost goes without saying, but treated wood offers a much better value in the long run.
The biggest issue that leads to premature aging of wood fences is water damage, which is especially prevalent in New Orleans.
The best thing to do is to make sure that none of the fence panels penetrate the ground.
Even so, a fence is just as strong as the weakest link, and grounds that have high moisture content tend to reduce the life of fence posts by at least three years.
Because of this, Big Easy Landscaping makes sure our posts are stained and treated before installing them.
Additionally, we use the concrete filling for post holes to keep moisture at bay.
Some of the leading maintenance concerns when it comes to wooden fences are continuous and extreme changes in our weather conditions.
The maintenance plan has to be geared to combat issues that are caused by water absorption.
The plan has to be designed to tackle the problems caused by water damage, mildew growth, and eventual discoloration due to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Continuous absorption of water and water loss used for the fence will cause natural defects to the surface.
An aging fence will experience a few of these characteristics, though the extent can be reduced through occasional maintenance and other protective measures.
We have a team of specialists and installers armed with the right qualities to take on this job for you.
Our goal is to give you as much value as possible and that you’re satisfied with the final product for years to come.
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Big Easy Landscaping & Property Management is dedicated to keeping your lawns beautiful and well-maitained. We specialize in commercial and.