Wood Fences VS. Concrete Fences

There are many benefits of both concrete fences and wood fences but which one fits your needs? Based on our years of experience, we share the information that will best help you understand which option is best for your project. 

Wood Fences Require More Maintenance

To extend the life of wood; exterior wood should be treated for weather resistance. Moreover, treated wood lasts longer when sealed by the application of waterproofing compounds. Some prefer a painted wood fence to wood in a natural color. All of these extra steps cost money and require more work to accomplish.

Painting a wooden fence lasts only for a short time. Exposure to the elements of sun and weather causes paint to fade, crack, or peel. This requires removing the bad areas with a scraper, then sanding, priming, and then repainting. Many have to repaint fences every year, which is not very convenient.

Concrete is Stronger

Wood fences can be more easily breached than concrete by animals (dogs digging under them) or even by a person who intentionally wants to break in. Concrete provides a much stronger perimeter barricade. When animals need to be securely kept inside, the concrete walls attach to a sturdy underground foundation that makes it much more difficult for animals to dig out. Concrete walls also block sound more effectively than wood.

Decorative precast concrete made by Signature Stone is really remarkably beautiful and fireproof. The casts allow the concrete walls to take on the appearance of stone. The split rail casts have the look of natural wood. The fencing is available in 7 stunning colors.

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