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Wood Fencing for Homes and Businesses in Canada

At Shield Fence and Wire Products Inc., we provide our clients across Canada with choices in fencing that include wood, one of the most popular materials for residential customers. We also offer wood fencing for commercial clients. Learn more below, or contact us today to get started.


Wood fencing is very popular in commercial applications. Red western cedar is typically the material of choice, as it can be stained to match any colour that is desired by the architect. Pressure treated lumber can also be used in certain applications. For commercial use, wood fencing is ideal for sound barrier fencing in new residential subdivisions, and for enclosures for garbage containers.


One of the most popular materials used for fencing one’s backyard is wood, which offers versatility in fencing that is unmatched by any other material. To ensure a long life for your wood fence, we recommend choosing a rot resistant wood or a pressure treated option.

For rot resistance, red western cedar is a distinct species of cedar that is ideal for fencing, since its wood is exceptionally lightweight, of soft texture and close, even straight grain. It is very easily worked, and can be finished to a smooth, silky surface with little effort. The wood holds stains, paints and enamels excellently, and has superior gluing qualities.

If you are looking at pressure treated lumber, generally southern yellow pine is the choice for homeowner use. Pressure treated woods are preserved to resist damage caused by moisture and termites.

The most popular styles of wood fence for residential customers are:

  • Board on board – 80% privacy
  • Lap board – 100% privacy
  • Single board – 90% privacy
  • Adding lattice to all the styles above makes that fence even more attractive with minimal additional cost