It’s been a while since our last Ask A Fence Guy Friday recap and boy have you missed a lot! Over the past couple of months Joe’s talked about the different kinds of wood we use, our new staining and sealing capabilities, and he even fills us in on why we wear those funny looking suites. Let’s get to it!
One great question we got asked is which type of wood we install the most. In the midwest the two most common types are treated pine and cedar. While we do offer both, we tend to lean towards inland cedar, which is sourced and made domestically. Why? Well, it’s a superior product with a lifespan of 10-15 years. That’s a big difference when you compare it to the 5-7 year lifespan of treated pine. But that’s not all, the pine treatment process is weaker and younger trees are used, causing warping and twisting.
Next, we had an overview of one of our trucks, and the big unveil of the new staining van. Not only will you be able to recognize it from miles away, but it has everything we need to provide you with excellent staining and sealing service. There was also an overview of the oil based sealant we use, which nurtures the wood, keeping it beautiful and watertight. Oh, and if you didn’t know, our online quote tool works for staining and sealing estimates as well.
Finally, there was a quick behind the scenes staining job at Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. We installed their fence about a year and a half ago, so they figured it was time to make it look like new again. First we cleaned with algaecide to remove any mold and algae build up. Then we gave it a nice stain to bring out its beautiful color. And don’t worry even though it looks like we’re wearing a hazmat suit, the products we use are completely safe! We just wear them to help keep us clean from job to job.
So there you have it, a quick recap of our most popular segments of Ask A Fence Guy Friday over the past couple of months. Have a question of your own? Let us know and we’ll get it answered for you during our next segment. Until then, don’t forget to check out our free online estimator, or give us a call at 417-221-4726.