At Highlands Landscaping fencing, we offer a variety of custom-built cedar fences. If you can dream it, we can build it.
Every step that we take to build your fence is specifically formulated to make a long lasting and sturdy fence. For all of our fences, we use grade one or premium red cedar material. This is the highest grade fencing material available on the market and is ideal for Colorado’s changing environment, preventing early warping and cracking.
We use hot dipped galvanized screws and nails to assemble the fence, which will not rust and leave marks on the fence.
When it comes to the installation, we carefully dig the holes to a 24 inch depth to maintain proper stability to weather any storm. The first thing that will fail on a fence is its posts because the moisture rots the bottom of the post. To ensure a long lasting post we put 6 inches of gravel on the bottom for drainage and we pour 80 lbs of concrete per fence post. We also create a cone shape on the top of the concrete to drain water away from the post. For a standard 6′ fence we attach 2×4 rails with hot dipped galvanized 3.5″ screw-nails or screws depending on wind requirements. Each picket gets attached with 5 ringshing galvanized 2 inch nails.
Our gate hardware is steel black powder coated.
Fence Staining Tips:
Highlands Landscaping offers fence staining as part of the fence installation for a small fee, if you would rather do it on your own these are the steps that we recommend.
1. Wait a week after installation to make sure your fence is completely dry.
2. Use an oil or water based stain.
3. Make sure to apply 2 coats when testing a stain color on your fence because the color varies depending on how many coats you use.
4. If you are satisfied with your stain, go ahead and apply the first coat to the whole fence and make sure that the wood absorbs the stain completely before applying the second coat (approximately 4-6 hours).
5. Note: the easiest way to stain a fence is by using a spray gun and a roller. It typically takes two people 6 hrs to stain 100 linear feet if using the spray gun and roller.