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Wood Fences in Tampa, Florida: Things To Know

Wood Fences and The Tampa, Florida Climate

Unlike other fencing materials, wood fences will ultimately warp, break or rot and need to be replaced. During their lifetime, however, wood fences do weather the rough Tampa, Florida climate quite nicely. When it comes to wood fences, sometimes just a little protective maintenance goes a long way to keep your wood fence looking great and working well for a very long time.

Cost also becomes a factor when deciding on your fencing needs. For the most part, wood wins the game in this category and won’t cost as much as aluminum or vinyl. Many Tampa, Florida home and business owners decide that wood is the right choice to beautify and secure their property.  

Are Wood Fences Strong?

Wood fences are very strong based on a few factors, like…

  1. Proper Installation of The Wood Fence Posts
    There is a direct connection between the strength of the installed fence posts and the whole strength of the fence. That’s why it’s critical if you want the job done right to hire a trusted fencing contractor in Tampa, Florida like Elite Fence and Outdoor of Tampa Bay. We have the experience and the satisfied customers to prove it! 
  2. Using High-Quality Wood Fencing Material
    The next important component for a strong fence is the wood quality. Many low-budget fence companies use lower-quality wood, which is less dense or has many imperfections. When you sacrifice the quality of wood of your fence, you lose its ability to stand up to the Tampa, Florida climate well and it simply will not last as long.
  3. Properly Fastened Wood Fence Boards
    It all comes back to quality — fence pickets and rails should be fastened using the right exterior-grade hardware to do the job properly. Lower budget companies may do a job for a cheaper price, but they are also using inferior fasteners to save a few bucks and it will cost you in the end.

So, are wood fences strong? They certainly are…when the factors are right. Wooden fences can stand up to the Tampa area weather when you hire a reliable fencing company who uses good quality materials for a job done well. If you hire Elite Fence and Outdoor of Tampa Bay as your local fence contractor, we can say a resounding “Yes!” Otherwise, your guess is as good as ours…who knows?

What are the Most Popular Styles of Wood Fences in Tampa, Florida?

All kinds of wood fences can be customized to your particular style and cut design. Tried and true styles for many properties in and around the Tampa region are: 

Wood Picket Fence in Tampa BayWood Picket Fence in Tampa Bay, FloridaWood Picket Fences For front yards, gardens and pool enclosures, wood picket fences are a popular choice in Tampa, Florida. Always remember, when enclosing a pool yard with a wood picket fence or any fence for that matter, check with our experts beforehand so we can help you determine if it will meet your local municipal property codes.
Post and Rail Wood FencePost and Rail Wood Fence in Tampa Bay, FloridaPost and Rail Wood Fences In most circumstances in Tampa, Florida, post and rail fences are an inexpensive solution. While commonly used for farms and livestock, they also are a great way to draw a clear boundary line between many kinds of properties.
Shadowbox wood fence in Tampa Bay FloridaShadowbox wood fence in Tampa Bay, FloridaShadowbox Wood Fences A personal favorite of ours for a number of property fencing situations in Tampa, Florida is the shadowbox style of wood fencing. This versatile fence design provides full privacy while still creating an elegant look whichever side of the fence you may be on.
Wood privacy fence in Tampa Bay, FloridaWood privacy fence in Tampa Bay, FloridaStandard Privacy (Stockade) Wood FencesA typical wood privacy fence has three visible horizontal rails on the interior of the yard, while the side facing outward is more decorative. This is the traditional wood fence you’ll find on almost every street in and around Tampa, Florida and all the surrounding regions.

Learn More About Wood Fences in Tampa, Florida 

For more information including photographs of our fences installed in and around Tampa, please visit our  Wood Fence page on our website and take a look for yourself at our quality workmanship.

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Let us show you why we at Elite Fence and Outdoor of Tampa Bay are one of Tampa, Florida’s top-rated fence companies. Use our online pricing tool or call us at (813) 817-0392 today. You won’t find any pressuring salesman or obligation — our fence experts are here to help!

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PostMaster+ is designed to not shrink, warp or rot like wood posts.

Withstands Up to 112 MpH Winds

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Hidden Posts

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Stronger Posts

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Nice Finishing Caps

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