Pros and Cons of a Wood Fence

June 27, 2023
What Wood Works Best for a Fence

Wood fencing has been used for many years to mark property lines and provide increased property value, privacy, and security for homeowners. Wood fencing offers many advantages, but it may not be the right choice for every situation. At Southland Fence & Supply, we have experience with installing various types of fences and can provide our insight as you make your decisions. Here are several pros and cons of wood fencing to be aware of for those considering a new Texas fence:



Wood fences are available in a variety of styles, sizes, and finishes, allowing homeowners significant flexibility in their fence design. Wood fencing also benefits from the option of choosing from different types of wood, adding possibilities for its look and feel. The Southland Fence team is experienced in producing many styles, giving you the freedom to design the fence you want.


Compared to other types of fencing material, such as vinyl or wrought iron, wood can often be more affordable. The easy availability of wood contributes to its affordable pricing, along with how easy it is to work with. Prices may vary depending on fence length and the specific wood type used.


Wood fences can provide a natural and organic beauty to enhance the look of a property. Their visual appeal can be enhanced with paint or stain to match others’ color schemes or designs on your property.


The rugged environment and local weather can be tough on a Texas fence; it needs to be strong enough to withstand the elements. With proper maintenance, wood fences can last for decades. They are also able to withstand harsh weather conditions, including Texas heat and humidity. The team at Southland Fence uses superior wood to provide ideal strength and longevity to your fence.

Easily Repairable

If a section of the fence is damaged, it is relatively easy and cost-effective to repair or replace it. Compared to other fence materials, wood can be easily patched or replaced without having to replace the entire fence. Damage or deterioration on a single plank can often be fixed using another small piece of wood.



Wood requires more frequent regular maintenance to keep it looking its best compared to other materials. Stain or paint fades with time and needs touching up every few years. Damage is more likely to occur over time due to the softer organic material. At Southland Fence & Supply, we offer fence staining services that can keep your fence looking fresh and new year-round with regular application.

Lower Weather Resistance

Because of their organic nature, wood fences are not as weather-resistant as vinyl or aluminum fences. Strong winds are more likely to bend or break a wood fence than a fence with artificial materials. Prolonged rain or humidity is also more detrimental to wood than to other materials. We understand the unique vulnerabilities that can plague wooden fences and that’s why we use strong and durable wood for our installations.

Wood Is A Solid Choice For Your Texas Fence

Much of the popularity of wood fences among homeowners is due to their versatility, affordability, and aesthetic appeal. While the increased need for maintenance and susceptibility to certain kinds of damage are potential drawbacks, wood remains a great option for those looking for an attractive and functional fence. Buyers should carefully consider their needs and the likely conditions their fence will face as they choose their fencing material. The Southland Fence & Supply team can help with no-obligation quotes, easy financing options, and superior designs. Contact us today to learn more.