You don’t want to replace your fence next year. With new treatments, wood options are very durable.
Wood Fence Calgary
There are good reasons why a beautiful wooden fence is such a popular feature of Calgary properties.
Wood just works on many levels: economical, design-wise, and performance-wise.
Striking a good balance between the look you want., the budget you have, and the qualities you need from your fence is a challenge.
However, it’s one that we’re used to helping property owners solve.
Why Choose a Wood Fence for Your Calgary Home or Business?
Wood checks so many of the right boxes for fencing in Calgary – it’s no wonder you see a wood fence in every other house on almost every street.
First Class Fencing combines good old craftsmanship with modern manufacturing methods to beautify and protect residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural properties all over the Calgary area.
Here’s why wood might work best for your fence:
We are a locally owned and operated company specializing in standard and custom-built fences in Calgary and the surrounding area.
To lead and inspire the fence industry towards improved quality and service. Our mission is to lead and inspire quality and service in the fence industry with the mindset of customer first.
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Varieties of Wood Fence in Calgary
If you’re thinking about a wooden fence for your property, you have a huge range of materials, sizes, colours, styles, and finishes to select from.
Below are a few examples of the types of choices you need to make:
Pressure treatment makes the wood heavier and more durable. It imbues the wood with properties that resist insect damage and wood decay for decades.
If you pressure-treat wood, micronized copper azole is forced into the wood fibres and it makes the wood heavier and more durable (though still prone to warping or splitting).
Cedar is one of the best woods to use for fences in Calgary because of its natural characteristics.
This helps it withstand the harsh climate in Alberta.
Its natural oils also help prevent insects and rotting as well as warping over time.
Exotic hardwoods and composites are often easier to maintain because of their durability.
Natural hardwoods, in particular, can add a unique beauty to the perimeter of your property.
They also offer excellent longevity.
Staining or painting your fence will protect and beautify the fence, as well as extending its life as well as its curb appeal.
In particular, staining and painting protect against rot, insects, and the type of wear and tear that can be significant in Calgary weather.
Need something not mentioned here? We may be able to provide a custom design and size, using different materials to those mentioned here. Talk to us.
Vertical or Horizontal Fence?
Vertical Wood Fence
Vertical slats are the most popular choice for wooden fences in Calgary, especially for homes. Vertical slats or pickets are attached to rails between fence posts.
If you decide to go with vertical slats, you can choose from a range of heights and styles including attractive cedar wood fence slats or the traditional pressure-treated wood picket fence.
Vertical fencing can be installed efficiently and provides both privacy and security to your residential or commercial property.
Horizontal Wood Fence
As an alternative to the traditional vertical design, horizontal slats can provide a more unique look along with attractive and modern design for residential properties.
Fence heights can be adapted to your requirements. They are economical and provide good security and privacy.
This is also a popular choice for agricultural properties.
Horizontal post and rail fencing is a smart choice for livestock and agriculture fencing.
First Class Fencing provides a diverse line of wood farm fencing for your acreage or farm property.
Do You Need a Permit to Build a Fence in Calgary?
There are restrictions concerning the height and location of fences in Calgary.
You will need to abide by the following restrictions in order to avoid having to apply for a permit:
- The maximum height allowed in front yards is 3’11”
- The maximum height for backyards is 6’6”
- If you want to include a gate, it can be up to 8’2” high
- Fences on corner properties can be a maximum of 2’6” along a section of the side and front property lines
- Fences cannot be built on city property or in any City Utility Rights-of-Way without a relaxation or permit.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of wood fencing?
- Traditional and classic
- Customized designs
- Most commonly accepted by neighbours in Calgary
- Easy to apply colour changes
- Large range of stain and paint options
How to maintain your wood fence?
Using a high-quality wood like cedar can make a significant difference in your fence’s overall lifespan and ease of maintenance. Also, using a professional staining solution seals the wood against moisture and prevents hungry termites from being able to chew into the wood’s surface.
Why Choose First Class Fencing?
Brown – Pressure Treated
Green – Pressure Treated
Exotic Hardwoods / Composites
Staining & Paint
What others say about us
Fantastic service, great prices, amazing quality and overall fantastic people to deal with! Would definitely recommend these guys to all my family and friends! They go above and beyond and won’t leave till the job is perfect!!
As a painting contractors and real estate agent, I have no doubt in confidence in their work. Great leadership and workmanship throughout. You’ll get to experience a modern way of how contracting should feel like. I have no worries referring them to current clients of mine.
Searching for a fence contractor to replace my backyard fence, two of my coworkers recommended First Class based on their professionalism, quality, and expertise. Intrigued, I contacted them.
The owner was very personable, straightforward, and efficient, and had a quotation for me within a day. I immediately had a good feeling about this company, not just because my coworkers (who had much bigger jobs done for their residences and dealt with the same individuals). I definitely appreciated how he was honest and straightforward and communicative thoughout the whole process including what has to be done.
His team came by and did a great job with tearing down the old fence and replacing the new one. They worked efficiently and expertly. It was exactly as I expected it to be, and they did what they needed to do to ensure it was a fantastic, satisfactory job.
First Class Fencing is definitely worth contacting. I would, and have, recommended them to other people. I would definitely hire them again!
Great company and crew. Feels great having the nicest fence in the community. If you want a fence built right Tyler and his crew are who to go with.
Tyler kept us informed of start dates as due to weather he was pushed off but to make up for it the guys worked through the weekend and finished on time and budget. The crew was so nice and pleasant to work with and extremely anal when it came to building the fence making sure it was straight and plum. I’ve never seen a crew take their time like these guys did making sure everything was aligned and identical.
They built the fence like it was their own and you can’t ask for anything else. The fence stands out in our community.
Cannot give them enough praise
We are very satisfied with our new fence.Work meets our expectation. Mckeehan and Jacqueline did a great job-thank you both!
Tyler was great with coming to our home and assessing the damage from a car that nailed our fence and gate. He takes great pride in the workmanship of his company and does the “job right the first time” which is also the company’s motto. The partial rebuild and gate construction are solid and were done better than by the “professionals” who tried to do the original project. I highly recommend First Class Fencing for anyone who is interested in great workmanship and a 5-year warranty. Thanks Tyler for a great job!
First Class understood what we needed, explained the options specific to our property, provided competitive pricing and got the job done in one weekend. We are so happy with this contractor!