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A wood fence can transform your outdoor space into a private sanctuary, enhance your home's curb appeal, or create a stylish and functional enclosure.

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By reading this guide, you will discover how to choose the right wood fence company, the different types of wood fences available, and how to customize your fence to suit your unique needs and tastes.

Key Takeaways

  • Choose a wood fence company with a good reputation, experience, and expertise.
  • Consider material types, size & style, labor cost & additional features when budgeting for your project.
  • Look for warranties/guarantees to ensure quality materials and fence installation.

What our clients say

Brian Black
Brian Black
Cedar Mountain Fence is an excellent company to do business with. They were professional, honest, fair and fast. I rate them 5/5 and I would recommend doing business with them for your fencing needs.
Julie Waloszyk
Julie Waloszyk
Cedar mountain fence co were great. Beautiful fence in two days. They also trimmed bushes and left property clean
Katherine Gabrial-Bonfante
Katherine Gabrial-Bonfante
The customer service is incredible and every member we engaged with were very professional. Loved doing business with Cedar Mountain.
Sasha McKenzie
Sasha McKenzie
From start to finish, my process was was great. The fence was installed quickly and efficiently. Great price as well.
Debbie G
Debbie G
We contracted some repairs to an existing fence and added an extension and double gate... We did have some concerns with the gate stability but they sent someone out the next week to make the adjustments... very satisfied with the final product and the services provided... Thx again ????????
ann sedlacek
ann sedlacek
Best option out there! Great crew that did a beautiful job and will refer them to anyone looking for a fence! Easy to work with and reasonable pricing. Can't say enough about the great experience I had with them!! Installers go above and beyond!! You will not find a better company than Cedar Mountain!!
Tom Brzyski
Tom Brzyski
Great experience, great customer service, and a great looking fence.
Hope Novak
Hope Novak
I would recommend Cedar Mountain to anyone that is looking for a good quality fence. I am a first time homeowner and had no idea as to where to begin on looking for a fence. They just installed my fence and the team did a great job. They were very professional and they completed the job in one day. They cleaned up after themselves and my fence looks fabulous. BJ came by to check on the installation and answered any questions I had and eased my mind. Their pricing is very reasonable. The office staff was very friendly and helpful. Thanks to all at Cedar Mountain!!!!
Thelma Hagerty
Thelma Hagerty
All around great service, quality of work was great and fast turnaround from start until completion of project.

Choosing the Right Wood Fence Company

The secret to achieving the perfect fence for your property depends on which fence company you work with. But how do you know that you've chosen the right fence company?

Here at Cedar Mountain Fence, we put a value on our reputation, our experience, our fence materials/styles, and our customer service. When choosing the right fence company for your fencing needs, look for these things.

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Reputation and Reviews

Researching a company's reputation and reviews is an effective method to determine its reliability and quality. Don't just take their word for it – look for patterns in customer reviews and check their standing with the Better Business Bureau, Google, etc. A fence company's online reputation will give you insight into their workmanship, such as the installed fences' durability and customer service. After all, a company with an excellent reputation is more likely to deliver a top-notch wood fence that will stand the test of time.

Here at Cedar Mountain Fence, our reputation is critical to us. We have over 240+ Google reviews, and we strive to give every customer a 5-star experience. We always say, "You can't fake 1000 positive reviews." So that is our goal: over 1,000 positive reviews in the next couple of years. And the only way to get there is by treating the customer with respect, installing quality fences, and offering excellent customer service.

Experience and Expertise

The success of your fence project largely rests on the company's experience and expertise in wood fence installation. A company with extensive knowledge in fence installation and various fence styles will be able to deliver high-quality workmanship, utilizing the best materials and providing outstanding customer service.

Look for a company that specializes in the type of fence you want and has a team of seasoned professionals who can guide you through the process and ensure your fence stands strong for years to come.

We've been installing wood fences at Cedar Mountain Fence for over 30 years! We even have the word "Cedar" in our company name! Cedar fences were the only ones we put up for a long time, but vinyl and aluminum have become more popular.

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Customer Service and Communication

Top-notch customer service and communication should be a priority when choosing a wood fence company. An attentive company that genuinely cares about your needs will make the entire process smoother, from the initial consultation to the final installation.

Ensure the fence company you choose is willing to answer any questions and provide detailed information about their services. After all, a company that is easy to contact and responsive to your needs is more likely to deliver a fence that exceeds your expectations.

Most homeowners need to realize that the quality of the fence is only one aspect of the fence purchase. When you work with a fence company, you want to ensure that they will be willing to service your fence over the years. Adjust a gate or replace a panel that gets damaged. Customer service and communication are one of the most critical factors.

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Wood Fence Installation Process

A well-installed wood fence can provide years of beauty and functionality. Understanding the various steps in the wood fence installation process, from initial consultation and design to final touches, is crucial for a properly installed fence. The first step is to consult a professional fence company to discuss your needs and design preferences.

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Initial Consultation and Design

The initial consultation and design process is pivotal in creating the ideal fence for your property. During this stage, the fence company will:

  • Discuss your needs and preferences
  • Take measurements of the area
  • Provide a design plan outlining the type of fence, materials to be used, and the estimated cost.​

This process ensures that you and the fence company are on the same page and can help prevent misunderstandings or surprises.

Site Preparation and Post- Intallation

This process involves clearing the area of debris, rocks, and other obstructions and digging post holes to the required depth and width for the fence being installed. The homeowner must usually clear the fence line of debris, rocks, bushes, and other obstructions before the fence installation.

The fence posts are then set in place, ensuring they are level and secure before proceeding with the fence assembly. Taking the time to prepare the site and install the posts correctly will provide a strong foundation for your fence and help prevent issues such as leaning or sagging.

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Fence Assembly and Finishing Touches

After preparing the site and placing the posts, the next step is assembling the fence. This involves:

  • Attaching the fence panels or slats to the posts
  • Cutting all the posts to the correct height and putting on post caps
  • Hanging the fence gates and finishing touches

Proper fence assembly ensures that your fence is stable, secure, and able to withstand the elements for 10+ years. Adding finishing touches, such as decorative hardware or lattice panels, can elevate the overall look of your fence and make it truly unique.

Maintaining Your Wood Fence for Longevity

Proper maintenance is vital to preserving the beauty and functionality of your wood fence for years to come. Regular cleaning, staining, and repairing damaged sections can prolong the life of your fence and help prevent issues such as rot, warping, and insect infestation. You don't have to stain the cedar fences, but staining the fence is the only option if you don't want the cedar to turn grey.

Regular Cleaning and Inspection

The longevity of your wood fence depends heavily on regular cleaning and inspection. Dirt, debris, and other environmental elements can cause damage to the wood, and regular cleaning and inspection can help identify and address any potential issues before they worsen. You can use a mild detergent and a soft brush or cloth to clean your fence and inspect it for any signs of damage, such as cracks, splits, or rot. If any damage is noticed, it should be addressed right away to prevent further deterioration.

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Staining and Sealing

Not every company offers stained fences, but we provide pre-stained wood fences here at Cedar Mountain Fence. We use Ready Seal Stain, and it is sprayed before fence installation. Staining and sealing your fence can provide the following:

  • A protective barrier against the elements.
  • Helping to prevent issues such as rot.
  • Warping.
  • Insect infestation.​

Due to efficiency, we only offer one color of stain, "Light Oak." A high-quality stain or paint can help protect the wood from weathering and decay, ensuring the longevity of your fence.

It's important to choose a high-quality stain or paint that enhances the appearance of your fence and provides protection against UV rays and moisture. Regularly staining and sealing your fence can help ensure it remains strong and beautiful for years.

Repairing Damaged Sections

Quick repair of any damaged sections of your wood fence is critical to maintain its structural integrity and appearance. Damaged fence sections can compromise the stability of your fence and may lead to further deterioration if addressed.

When repairing damaged sections, it's essential to use materials that match the existing fence and to follow proper installation techniques to ensure the repaired area is secure and stable. By addressing damage promptly and effectively, you can help extend the life of your wood fence and keep it looking its best.


Wood Fence Gate Options

A wood fence gate is a key component of your fence and one of the main areas a homeowner can have issues if not installed correctly. When choosing a wood fence gate, there are several options, such as single, double, and sliding gates.

Understanding these options will help you select the perfect gate to complement your fence and meet your needs.

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Single and Double Gates

Two standard options for wood fence gates are single and double gates. Single gates consist of one panel that swings open and are simpler to install and more affordable than double gates.

Double gates, on the other hand, feature two panels that open from the center, providing a wide gate opening. The right choice for your property will depend on your specific needs, the width of the opening, and your personal preferences.

Swing and Sliding Gates

Swing and sliding gates offer varied mechanisms for opening and closing your wood fence gate. Swing gates are hinged on one side and open outward or inward while sliding gates are mounted on a track and slide horizontally.

The best option for your fence will depend on the space available, the style of your fence, your personal preferences, and your overall budget. Sliding gates are costly and not offered here at Cedar Mountain Fence. Both swing and sliding gates can be customized to match your fence and enhance the overall appearance of your property.

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Cost Factors for a Wood Fence

The overall cost of your fence project can be influenced by various factors that should be considered when selecting a wood fence company.

These factors include:

  • The type of wood
  • Fence size and style
  • Materials used
  • Labor cost
  • Any additional features or customizations

​Understanding these cost factors will help you decide and find a wood fence company that meets your needs and budget.

Material Costs

The choice of wood for your fence greatly influences the overall cost of your project. Different wood materials, such as:

  • Cedar
  • Pine
  • Redwood
  • Spruce

Here at Cedar Mountain Fence, we only offer Cedar wood fences. We used pine in the past, but the fences held up only briefly. The pine fence will bow and buckle over time, and we don't recommend it. Redwood and spruce are not common wood fence materials used in Illinois. It's essential to consider the cost of the materials when budgeting for your fence. To learn more about wood fences, please click here... Cost of a Wood Fence.

Labor and Installation Costs

Factors that can affect the labor and installation costs for your wood fence include:

  • The type of fence being installed
  • The size of the area
  • The complexity of the installation
  • The company's labor rates

It's essential to understand the labor and installation costs when choosing a wood fence company, as these costs can make up a significant portion of the total expenses.

Opting for a company with reasonable labor rates can help you stay within your budget while ensuring your fence is installed correctly. But something to keep in mind: you usually get what you pay for. We've had to redo a lot of fences over the years where homeowners tried to cut corners and hire a handyperson to install their fence, only to find out that the person needed to be an expert and couldn't finish the fence. You also want to make sure you work with fence companies that are licensed and bonded to do fence installation in your city.


Other Fencing Services We Offer 

If you're looking for a fence company specializing in wood, vinyl, and aluminum fence fabrication and installation, look no further than Cedar Mountain Fence Company. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, we have become one of the top-rated fence companies in Illinois.


Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of your fence depends on the style and material, but on average, 300' of privacy fencing can range from $10,000-14,000. The lower end is cedar, and the higher end is vinyl.
The cost of a wood fence can vary depending on the material, the length, and whether you hire a professional or do it yourself. To learn more about the cost of wood fencing, please click here... Cost Of A Wood Fence.
For those on a tight budget, the most cost-effective fence to install is a 4' picket fence. Wood is cheaper than vinyl, but if you are going to live there for a long time, it might make sense for you to install a vinyl picket fence.
Wood fencing is usually cheaper than vinyl and aluminum fencing, depending on the style and height of your fence. This cost is influenced by the wood type, size, style, materials used, labor fees and permits, and the homeowner's geographical location.
Our cheapest wood fence is a 4' split rail fence. But that offers no containment for kids or dogs since it is very open. If you want to contain kids and dogs, your best option is a 4' spaced picket wood fence.
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In conclusion, a wood fence can give your property a perfect blend of privacy, style, and functionality. From choosing the right wood fence company to selecting the ideal fence style, there are many factors to consider in creating the perfect fence for your needs. With proper installation and maintenance, a well-designed wood fence can enhance your property's appearance and provide a secure and private outdoor space for years to come.

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