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Building Your Dream Fence: A Guide to Wood Fence Parts and Components

wood fence in backyard

Whether you're a seasoned DIYer or a first-time homeowner tackling a new project, building a beautiful and functional wood fence is a rewarding experience. But before you grab your hammer and saw, it's important to understand the different parts and components that make up a strong and stylish wood fence. At Duraguard Fence Ltd., we're proud to be Edmonton's one-stop shop for everything fencing.


The Essential Trio: Posts, Rails, and Pickets

Think of your wood fence as a skeleton with muscles. The posts are the bones, providing the core vertical support for the entire structure. These are typically made from pressure-treated lumber, chosen for its resistance to rot and moisture. Duraguard offers a wide selection of post sizes and lengths to suit your fence's height and design.


Next, the rails, the horizontal beams acting like the fence's muscles, attach to the posts and create a framework for the visible portion. Rails are commonly made from 2x4s or similar dimensional lumber; again, pressure-treated is the way to go. Duraguard can provide pre-cut rails to your desired length, saving time and effort.


Lastly, the pickets are the most visible part of the fence. These vertical boards fill the gaps between the rails, providing privacy and creating your fence's overall look and feel. Pickets come in various styles, from classic pointed to decorative lattice, and can be made from different materials like cedar, pine, or even composite lumber. Duraguard carries a vast selection of pickets to match your vision and budget.


Additional Components for a Finished Look

While the posts, rails, and pickets are the essential elements, there are other components that enhance your fence's functionality and aesthetics. Here's a quick rundown:


  • Post caps: These decorative toppers add a finished touch to your fence posts and protect them from the elements.

  • Kickboards: Placed at the bottom of the fence, they safeguard the pickets against ground moisture and give the fence an extra layer of visual appeal.

  • Gate hardware: Hinges, latches, and handles are crucial for creating a functional and secure gate. Duraguard offers a variety of gate hardware options to suit your needs.

  • Fasteners: Screws or nails are needed to attach all the components together securely. Duraguard can recommend the right type and size for your specific fence project.


The Duraguard Advantage: Quality, Choice, and Expertise

Now that you're familiar with the essential parts of a wood fence, you might be wondering where to get the best materials. While big-box stores offer limited selections, Duraguard Fence Ltd. provides a comprehensive range of custom high-quality wood fence components, all readily available at our Edmonton location.


Our knowledgeable staff can answer your questions, guide you through material selection, and even offer fence design and construction advice. We can also provide pre-cut lumber to save you time and ensure accurate measurements.


So, if you're ready to build your dream wood fence and want the best possible results, look no further than Duraguard Fence Ltd. Contact us today to discuss your wood fence project and get started on building your dream fence! With our extensive selection, expert advice, and commitment to quality, we'll equip you with everything you need to create a beautiful and lasting addition to your property.




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