What do you suggest for termites?
Pressure Treated Lumber is the best-priced option. This material is fabricated for exterior use. Chemicals are soaked in the wood to keep termites and moisture out. The raw materials are made to resist moisture and insects with out any sealant. We apply two coats of stain/sealant to all of our materials which adds a lot more life to the pressure treated lumber.
If you are currently dealing with an infestation and it is not too far along, it may be possible to salvage the material and refinish the wood.
Redwood also provides protection against insects. Some Redwood is better protection than others.
- BEST Protection : Conheart Redwood has natural oils that keeps insects away. This type of lumber is the center portion of the redwood tree and will add cost to your budget. Just like anything, you get what you pay for. Spend more in the beginning and you get a longer lasting product.
- MEDIUM Protection: Our most common wood for a beautiful finish. Clear Redwood is the selected portion of the tree that does not have knots in it. This wood is dry and the best type of wood for a slick finishes on our Designer Fence and HD fencing categories.
- MEDIUM Protection: Common Redwood (used in our Mid-Range Fence category - just to let you know, Clear Redwood is also common redwood, just dried out and selected lumber without knots) These are the standard 1 x 6 fence boards providing a much rougher finish. These boards are also contain moisture and will shrink after installation.
How tall can my fence go?
There are variations by municipality but these are some guidelines:
- Front yard: 42 inches tall (If you wan to go higher, there is a possibility that we can use the design that is at least 50% visibility above the 42 inches).
- Back yard: 6 feet to 8 feet tall (most cities).
- Post Depth: Posts are 24 inches into the ground. (set in concrete)
When you are choosing between Solid or Transparent Stain there are several considerations:
- Solid Stain is the longest lasting option, typically 5 to 7 yrs with two coats. We use the Decking Formula that is formulated for high traffic, extremely durable exterior stains. The can says 25 years of protection so this is heavy duty stain / sealant.
- Transparent Stain lasts 2-4 years depending on sun exposure + we have to charge an additional 5%-10% price increase.(because of the application process) - We need to make sure that the blotchiness does not occur and there is a level of expertise needed to make sure there is a professional finish.
Our favorite Brand is Behr - You can get more information about their products HERE -
By far the longest lasting wood stain that we have found.
What would raise the cost of my project?
Possible contingencies which may add Labor Charges include but are not limited to: major demolition, digging in concrete, building on a slope, building above 8' tall (from the ground), porous earth, untame/unleashed pets, tree roots, falling branches, sprinkler systems, plumbing, gas lines, old fence posts, buried treasure, crazy neighbors, restricted access to the property, or restricted parking.
We do everything we can to stay true to the final price enclosed on this bid, and most of the time we do; however, please note that there may be additional charges due to unpredictable circumstances.
It should be included in the bid and 99% of the time it is.
We will be in communication immediately for any of these possible circumstances.
- DIGGING: 90% of the time, these charges only apply to the digging.
We do everything that we can to not charge extra, but the digging process is unpredictable.
You never know what is under the ground.
Essentially,there is only an increase of price depending on the difficulty of the situation and the amount of time spent.
Do you take credit cards?
Yes. We do. Payments made by credit card are charged an additional 3%.
What are your payment terms?
Payments are due as follows:
- 10% to Reserve Start Date + 20% for 1st material purchase and material preparations = 30%
- 35% 1 day after Project Launch Date
- Balance on Project Complete Date
(large projects may have additional payment release dates based on previously agreed milestones)
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