The Advantages and Disadvantages of Installing a Pressure Treated Wood Fence

Pressure treated wood is a type of material that was designed to work around the limitations of natural wood. Here are some things to think about when you want to use pressure-treated timber for a new fence.


  • Strong and Durable:  Pressure treated wood fence is stronger than natural wood fence. This fence can withstand any weathers, while still maintaining its condition for a long time.
  • Affordable:  It is more affordable to use pressure treated fence instead of natural wood fence. This makes it a good choice because people who would like to fence their own.
  • Resistant to Moisture:   Pressure-treated fence is moisture resistant. This fence won’t be affected by rainy days and damp weather unlike natural wood fence which can absorb moisture which make fence becomes weak and more susceptible from termites.
  • Resistant to Fungi: Pressure-treated fence is resistant to fungi. Fungi are known as a dangerous wood destroying insect that can damage fence.
  • Bug Resistant:   Bug infestation is less likely to happen with fence made from pressure treated wood. This fence can also resists termites and other harmful insects.
  • Fire Resistant:  Fences made from pressure treated wood are fire resistant. This fence will not catch on fire that easily unlike fence made from natural wood. You can use the flame retardant, pressure treated lumber to make your outdoor kitchen, grill or fireplace safer.
Treated Wood Fence


  • Chemicals:  Pressure treated fence have chemicals applied to it. As long as you are aware of this, you can safely install it in appropriate sections of your property.
  • Shrinking and Warping:   Pressure treated fencing can warp and shrink when exposed to high heat. They can also warp as they dry out (which can take several months). 
  • Maintenance: You need to stain your pressure treated wood fence every year to protect the wood from fading, splintering, or getting soft.

At Fresno Fence we can easily install an affordable, pressure treated wood fence for you.  All you have to do is give us a quick call and we will provide you with a free, no-obligation price quote.  Call us today!

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