When it comes to building fences, nothing can match the timeless beauty of a properly-constructed wooden fence. When properly maintained, a wood fence can last for many years.
Wood Fence Features:
- Natural Durability And Strength
- Unparalleled elegance and beauty
- Warm and inviting look
- Time-tested materials made by nature
Pressure Treated Fences
All our pressure treated wood fence is treated with ACQ, an environmentally advanced formulation that is arsenic and chromium free. The ACQ preservative system provides long-term protection from rot, decay and termites without the use of any EPA listed hazardous chemicals.
ACQ Preservative Protection for Fences
The ACQ preservative in pressure treated wood is a copper plus quat system that provides the same level of protection to wood as CCA preservatives against decay, rot and termite attack (without the use of arsenic and chromium).
The main active ingredient in ACQ is Copper, which has long been established as the most cost-effective preservative component used in timber preservation. Quat acts as the co-biocide in the ACQ preservative, providing additional protection from fungi and insect attack that copper alone would not control. Quats are commonly used in household and industrial disinfectants and cleaners and are biodegradable in soil. Copper and quat solutions similar to ACQ are used for the control of fungi and bacteria in swimming pools and spas.
Pressure Treated Offers Improved Weathering Performance
Wood which is exposed outside to the weather is subject to repeated wetting and drying cycles that cause wood to swell and shrink, resulting in splitting, cracking and warping. Pressure treated lumber is protected with ACQ preservative treatment, to provide long-term protection against decay, rot, termite attack and the effects of weathering.
Painting and Staining or Natural Weathering for Fences
Pressure treated lumber can be painted or stained to match any outdoor color scheme. High quality oil and latex based paints and stains are recommended. Water repellent coatings can be applied to enhance the long-term weathering performance. It is important that the wood is dry and free from surface deposits prior to applying any coating. Left uncoated ,or with clear water repellent coatings, P.T will initially weather to a natural brown color, eventually turning gray following long-term exposure(usually about 3 mos.) to the sun.
Nails, Fasteners and Fittings
For the best results, stainless steel or hot dipped galvanized fasteners and fittings are recommended. Anti-corrosion coatings applied to fasteners and fittings in contact with treated wood will enhance long- term performance. Direct contact of pressure treated lumber with aluminum fasteners and fittings is not recommended.
Pressure Treated Fence Features
- Does not contain arsenic, chromium or other EPA classified hazardous chemicals.
- Provides long-term protection from rot, decay and termite attack.
- Can be used in environmentally sensitive settings.
- Wood scraps can be disposed of by ordinary trash collection.
- Offers a wider selection of treatable timber species.
- Easily painted or stained.
- Features a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
All of Vikings’ wood fences and gates are custom built on site. We have three basic styles stockade, shadowbox, and board on board. We can build any custom style you want. All posts are set in concrete and we have a one year warranty on all labor. All our gates are framed in and we use 3 hinges on each gate. All our hardware is hot-dipped galvanized or stainless steel. If you are near the beach we recommend stainless steel hardware for your gates. We stagger our stringers to keep the fence as stable as possible.
For more information about installing wood decking, contact Viking Fence and Deck today. Our professionals will gladly assist you in making the right choice for your home.