Pine Fencing – Pros, Cons, and Costs

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Pine fences are known for their affordability and availability. They make great choices for privacy fencing, providing you and your family with the security and privacy that you deserve.

If you’re mulling over pine fencing for your property, here are some of the pros and cons to help you make a great decision.

Pros

Price

Pine fencing is one of the most affordable options for wood fencing. It’s a great choice for homeowners searching for wood fencing on a budget.

Variety of Colors

Pine fencing can easily be stained in a variety of colors. Homeowners with a certain aesthetic and look in mind may enjoy this option.

Great Material for Posts

Pressure-treated pine holds up better over time when exposed to soil. Unlike cedar, the pine posts are less likely to rot and decay as the years go by. Some cedar fences will have cedar boards with pressure-treated pine posts due to their durability.

Cons

Higher Risk of Warping and Damage

Unfortunately, pine fencing is more likely to warp and rot over time. It’s more sensitive to the elements. In just a few years, pine fencing can start to look old and weathered.

Appearance

Pine fencing needs to be pressure treated to have a better chance of withstanding the elements. Pine is typically lighter in color. This means that when the pressure treatment is applied, it won’t have a very natural look. It can even result in the wood having a slightly greenish hue in some parts.

Requires Maintenance

Although pressure-treated pine fencing is more resistant to rot and decay, it still requires a lot of maintenance. It needs regular cleaning, staining, and sealing to avoid drying out and shrinking. This will help it continue looking new.

Average Cost of Pine Fencing

Pine is cheaper than other wood options, and it’s available almost everywhere. While location affects the cost of pine fencing, you can generally expect to pay between $10-$20 per linear foot. A typical residential backyard would be around 150 linear feet, so expect to pay anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000 for a pine fence.

Contact Liberty Fence & Deck To Install Your Pine Fence

A pine fence is a great addition to any home. If you’ve chosen pine as your wood of choice, you’re in great company. Liberty Fence & Deck Co. has years of experience working with pine fencing, and we’re ready to help you start building yours. 

We offer our customers the best fencing in the Midwest. Our professionally trained team is ready to work with you to bring your fence dreams to reality. 

To get in contact with us, give us a call or fill out our online contact form. We offer a free fence and deck estimate to all customers. These estimates help us get a better idea of what you are looking to build. 

Once we have enough information, we can create a quote estimate for your project. We look forward to working with you on your future fence.

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