Components and Specifications

This is the nitty gritty!
Compare our specifications with those of any other fence company… we’re certain you’ll appreciate our attention to quality.

Posts:

Galvanized 2-3/8″ steel
WAPO brackets with 1.5″ lag screws
Post set approximately 30″-36″ deep in concrete
Post set approximately 6′ apart
Concrete mixed before it is placed into the hole
(Wood posts available, but not recommended because wood posts eventually split, warp, twist, and rot.)

Pickets:

*Quality wood, or clear upon request. **Clear is available at an additional cost.
Available in 1″x 6″ flat top or dog ear.

*USA Fence & Roofing uses more than one supplier to insure the wood we install is of the best quality possible for your cost requirements.
**Clear wood is currently unavailable in 8′ pickets.

Nails:

1-7/8″ ring shank
For maximum strength, six nails for each picket on 6′ tall fences
For maximum strength, eight nails for each picket on 8′ tall fences

Rails:

2″ x 4″ Rails

Side-by-side:

Provides privacy and security, but wood shrinks leaving gaps. Some visibility through fence.
1-7/8″ ring shank nails

Board-on-board:

Privacy fence. No gaps from wood shrinkage.
Pickets overlapped approximately 1-1/2″ on each side of picket.
(Some sunlight may occur in gate area & at corners. These are difficult areas to achieve complete coverage).

Gates:

Gates are double posts for extra strength.
Standard width is 42″ (Larger widths available upon request).
8′ fences will have a header over the gate for added strength and include 4 hinges.
6′ fences will have 3 hinges on gates.
Gates larger than 42″ and double gates should be installed with a metal frame at an additional cost. (Gates of these sizes installed with wood frames are not covered under warranty).

Trim:

A 1″ x 2″ or 1″ x 4″ picket on the face of the fence to provide a finished top.

Ground board:

A 2″ x 6″ treated board set directly on the ground.
Raises the pickets off the ground approx. 3″-4″ to help prevent rot and damage to the bottom of the pickets.

Top cap:

A 2″ x 6″ or 2″ x 8″ cedar board on top of the fence. (2″ x 8″ on request & at an additional charge)
Adds strength to fence and gives a nice framed finished look to the top of the fence.

Stain / Sealers:

Available pre-dipped before construction (included in price) of fence or applied after construction of fence at an additional cost.

Permits and Utilities:

USA Fence & Roofing follows city and state requirements.
State law requires locating underground utilities before digging.
City permits are also required for all construction.
USA Fence & Roofing will obtain required permits and will contact Dig Tess to mark underground lines.

Life Expectancy:

Wood fence with metal post will last approximately 15-20 years with proper maintenance. USA Fence & Roofing provides a full five-year warranty.

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