Fence Construction & Fence Repair in Houston

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Our partner team at LocalFenceBuilders.com Houston is here to serve you. We will ensure you are partnered with a fencing professional who will use their experience to help you plan, build, or repair a fence for you.

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Though Houston may be known for being a bustling metropolis with a sky-scraper studded skyline, most people in the community call their suburban neighborhood home. Many people prefer living in the suburbs because it offers them more space and a yard for them to enjoy. People enjoy their backyards with their friends, family and pets. For both safety and privacy reasons, the residents of Houston, Galveston, and surrounding locations want fences for many reasons.

The reasons for having a fence are numerous, such as: offering privacy protection to your backyard, adding a safety barrier around your pool, protection for your home, property, or possessions, or creating a unique aesthetic appeal.

There are literally countless fencing choices on the market today…so many in fact that there is bound to be an option that fits your style and budget. Speaking of budget, a new, or properly maintained fence can even increase your home’s value and boost curb appeal, making it more likely to sell.

Wood Fences | Vinyl Fences | Metal Fences | Fence Repair

In order to best serve you, a fencing professional will need to know a few things to ensure they understand the scope of your project. Some of these questions include:

  • Is this project for your home or business?
  • Do you need a fence for your yard, land, or pool?
  • What is the approximate length of fence you will need?
  • Is there any specific fencing material you had in mind?
  • What is your approximate budget for this project?
  • Does the fence need to provide security (i.e., barbed wire, etc.)?

No matter what purpose you need your fence for, our partner team at LocalFenceBuilders.com Houston is here to help you!

We offer some of the best choices for fencing options in the Houston Metropolitan area, and our partner team is ready to meet with you on-site and Guide you through the process of choosing materials, colors, etc. We want you to be able to make an informed decision and are here to lend you our knowledge and experience when making your decision. The main choices you will have to choose from when it comes to the type of fencing include wood privacy fences (both hardwoods such as oak, and soft-woods such as the common cedar, red cedar and pine), vinyl fence panels, and metal fences suck as the 3-ft, 6ft, and 8ft chain link fence.

Our experienced fencing partner will help you make your decision based on the positives and negatives of each type of material. We want you to be happy with the fence we install and want to ensure it checks every box on your list.

As frontrunners in the Houston fencing market, our partners as LocalFenceBuilders.com Houston are true professionals, with each partner team having years of experience. From your first discovery call, the on-site visit, to the installation and cleanup, we are here to provide workmanship and customer service that is second to none. We want you to work with a partner team that is the best value and easy to work with. We are in business to serve our great customers!

Building or replacing a fence is a big decision, both financially, emotionally, and aesthetically. Your fence is something that will be with your property for many, many years and is something that every visitor sees. That is why you need a fencing professional who understands the process from planning, prepping, building and cleaning up. We know the best practices based on the soil and weather conditions your property faces.

LocalFenceBuilders.com Houston services more than just downtown and Houston proper. We service home and business owners all across Houston and surrounding areas with premier fencing services. The areas we service include, but aren’t limited to: Fort Bend County, Harris County, Galveston, Pasadena, Katy, Cypress, and more. If you need a fence in Galveston or Houston, contact us!

If you don’t see your exact area on the list, that’s okay! We truly do work all across the metro area, including some more rural communities. We are more than happy to come out to your area to provide a free consultation about your fencing needs!

Wood Privacy Fence Construction Service in Houston

Let’s face it, nothing can make the perimeter of a property look clean and natural like a new wooden fence. The precision and care of the carpentry can truly speak for itself when everything is straight, level, and square. Wood fences are a top choice for many because they look good, they provide a good level of privacy, they don’t rust, and last a relatively long time. Our crew at LocalFenceBuilders.com Houston are expert carpenters whose craftsmanship truly stands out above the rest. If you are considering a wood privacy fence and would like to learn more, feel free to reach out to us.

Choosing Fence Made of Wood

In addition to the looks and practicality of wood fences, they also offer many not as obvious pros. Wood fences stand up well to the elements, as well as most insects. Cedar and pressure treated pine are the most commonly used wood for fences that are used because of their longevity. Wood fences are also a good option because they can be built to match many different styles. If your home is more modern, you may want to consider a sophisticated horizontal picket fence. If your house is more rustic in nature, you may want a board-on-board or traditional picket fence with a subtle fence cap. Another great feature of wood fences is that you can change their appearance as your tastes and needs change. Wood fences can be stained (though you can go back to a lighter color) or, in some cases, painted. We generally do recommend waiting at least a month or two before applying stain to a newly installed fence to allow it to completely dry.

Wood Privacy Fences, when the wood is sources from a sustainable forest, can be a more environmentally advantageous choice when compared to vinyl. Vinyl fences rely heavily on petrochemicals to be manufactures. Metal fences also consume an enormous amount of energy to produce.

Sometimes, wood fences are eligible for a limited warranty. Because there are so many variables involved with wood, since it is a “living” product, be sure to talk to your fencing profession about what to expect in terms of longevity and a warranty. Since wood is a natural product, it will age, warp, bend, ad fade over time.

Wood Fence Style Choices

Picket Privacy Fences

Picket privacy fences are one of the most traditional and common fences in the Texas suburbs. Not until recently, picket fences we one of the only fence styles that homeowners had. Picket fences offer a high level of privacy and protection. Picket fences come in many different heights, shapes, and sizes. Reach out to our partner team to learn more.

Board on Board Fencing

Unlike the plain picket fence, the board on board fence every other picket is on the other side of the fence (i.e., the fence rails are sandwiches in between the boards.  Though the board-on-board fence does offer a good deal of privacy, it does leave a gap between the pickets that, when looked trough at the right angle, do not offer the level of privacy as a solid picket fence (dogs will also say hello to your neighbors as they will see through). Two advantages of the board-on-board fence over a picket fence are: a more intricate visual design and picket maintenance can be evenly dived with your neighbor.

Board on Batten

Over the past few years, the board on batten fences has grown increasingly more popular in the Houston area. The board on batten fences offer the same high level of privacy as the picket fence. The board on batten fence is also structurally very sound and can withstand the weather in South Texas. The board on batten fence can truly be a stunning fence choice.

The Split Rail Fence

The split rail fence does not provide much in the way of visual privacy with neighbors. Split rail fences are most common in rural areas as they serve primarily to contain livestock. Since these fences do not have pickets, they require much less material and are therefore much cheaper. Split rail fences, in addition to containing livestock, also form a clear boundary to keep unwilling trespassers out.

Horizontal Fence

A horizontal slat fence is where the picket boards are places horizontally, one on top of the other. Like the traditional picket fence, the horizontal fence offers a full degree of visual privacy. The horizontal fence is growing increasingly more popular, especially in suburban areas because this type of fence offers a clean, refined, modern look.

Ready to have a wood fence installed on at your home or business? Give LocalFenceBuilders.com Houston a shout! One of our friendly partner team partners will help guide you along the path to a new fence!

Wood Privacy Fence Construction Process

The key to having a successful wood fence installation is having a trusted, experienced fencing professional complete the job. Many people try to go the DIY route and take on the whole project on their own (often times calling us along the way). Without the correct knowledge, you could end up spending even more by trying to do it yourself. Many people buy the incorrect type of lumber (pieces too short that are useless, or pieces too long require too much time cutting). Also, without the previous experience, many people overbuy materials and end up wasting a lot of money. If fence posts aren’t set correctly, the fence will not be sturdy, at which point the fence will need to be rebuilt again. Professionals know exactly what to buy and have the connections to get materials at a better cost than at the big box stores.

In addition to having extensive experience, our partner team partners in Houston have the correct tools on handed that are required to complete the job safely and efficiently. Without the right tools, the job is way harder than it needs to be. With the right tools, you can ensure that the fence will look great and be sturdy.

A bird’s eye of the steps involved building a wood privacy fence include:

  1. Measuring the jobsite
  2. Designing the fence
  3. Ordering lumber and supplies (we have access to fencing material suppliers)
  4. Setting posts at the corners
  5. Setting the middle fence posts
  6. Installing the horizontal fence rails
  7. Install pickets, boards, and gates
  8. Constructing a beautiful fence cap (if desired)

Not sure where to begin? Give us a call and we will help talk through your privacy fence project with you.

What type of wood should I use to construct my fence?

There are just simply too many choices to make a decision on the exact style or material of fence. Fortunately, we are here to help you along the way. Just give us a call or fill out the form on our website and we will find a time to look at your fencing project.

First you should know the two most common types of wood used in Houston: cedar and pressure treated pine. Let’s take a look in more detail at the types of wood that are available to choose from…

Softwood Lumber

Softwood, which comes from evergreen trees (the trees that have needles and perhaps pinecones) are where the softwood lumber comes from. These types of trees are often grown to be tall relatively quickly which allows mills to make long, straight pieces of lumber.

Softwoods are considerably cheaper than hardwoods, can be sustainably forested, and have natural qualities that help defer bugs and moisture issues (perfect for the Houston climate). The most common softwoods used in South Texas are cedar, pine, and cypress. Did you know that many softwood trees grow natively in Texas?!

Due to its natural red hue, insect repelling characteristics, durability, and cost, cedar is the most popular and, arguably, the best option for fencing in Houston.

The second most common soft wood is pine. Pine is lightweight and easy to cut, but it is not as visually appealing as cedar since it does not have a red hue. Pine also does not last nearly as long as cedar in the intense heat and humidity (exactly the climate of Houston). Pine also does not offer as much natural protection to termites, other insects, or rot as cedar does. To combat this, pine is often pressure-treated with chemicals.

Pressure Treated Lumber

Pressure treated lumber is simply chemically treated pine. Pressure treated wood is very cost effective and readily accessible any place lumber is sold. The chemical treatments increase the pine woods ability to retain moisture and repel insects.

One of the major downsides of pressure treated woods is that the chemicals used to treat the woods could potentially pose health risk to people and family pets. In addition, pressure treated woods are not environmentally friendly so to speak.


Unlike softwoods that come from trees with cones and needles, hardwoods generally come from trees that have leaves, more specifically trees that tend to lose their leaves annually. Hardwoods are not really commonly used for fencing, but rather interior applications. Hardwoods are typically prohibitively expensive to use for fencing, though are sometimes used for accent pieces. The two most common types of hardwood are mahogany and oak.

When hardwood is used, it is typically used with horizontal slat fences to create an elegant and sophisticated look.

Reach out to our partner team with a phone call or by filling out the form to help choose the wood that is right for your project!

Vinyl Fencing Service in Houston

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Thinking about having a fence build of something other than wood, or just seeing what other alternatives are out there? You’re in luck! There are many good vinyl fences on the market and are available in many different styles, colors, and sizes. Vinyl fences can be just as dependable of an option as wood fences, especially in terms of longevity and structural integrity. If you think you are interested in vinyl fences or want to learn more if it would be a good choice for your property, give out partner team at LocalFenceBuilders.com Houston a shout and we will help you make the right decision based on your budget and needs.

What Are Vinyl Fences Made Of?

We all know that wood is a natural product that comes from living trees. Vinyl fences are made from vinyl, which is a plastic polymer formally called polyvinyl chloride (hence the abbreviation PVC). PVC is made by a process called polymerization of a monomer called vinyl chloride monomer (VCM). In order to be durable and withstand the elements, additives are used to enhance resistance to heat and UV radiation.

Pros of Vinyl Fencing

Fences that are made of vinyl provide many characteristics that are equal to or are superior to other material. Vinyl fences are resistant to termites and insects, as well as rot. However, it is important to ensure that you choose a good quality vinyl fence. Vinyl fences that are inexpensive are often flimsy and prone to damage. A good quality vinyl fence, though expensive, can last for many, many, years.

Low Maintenance Fence

Vinyl is super easy to keep clean and properly maintained. Vinyl fences, though they can get dirty with dust and dirt, are easily pressure washed and look good as new!

Diverse Appearance Of Vinyl Fencing

Vinyl comes in all patterns and colors you can imagine. In many ways, vinyl is the most universal material because of this. Vinyl fence panels can mimic many different textures including wood grain, plaster stucco, and even brick.

Installation Process for Vinyl Fences

Since vinyl is supplied in sections that are usually 6 to 8 feet long, the installation process can move very efficiently (unlike with nailing each individual picket with wood fences.

  1. The key steps for installing vinyl fences are:
  2. Plot post hole locations
  3. Dig holes (Texas811 called before dig)
  4. Install and true anchor pipes
  5. Cement anchor pipes in place
  6. Fit the panels on the fence
  7. Make needed adjustments
  8. Install gates

However, vinyl fences are very tricky to install if you don’t know what you are doing. Further, a professional installer is best equipped to handle vinyl fences since they have the proper post hole digging tools, levels, etc.

Vinyl Fences vs Wood Fences

Let’s look at some of the key differences between vinyl and wood fences…both of which can be good options! Vinyl fences are great because they are able to cleanup easily but finding replacement panels down the road that are an exact match can be tricky. Also, unlike wood picket fences, large panels have to be replaced to fix even a small damage. Vinyl is superior to wood fencing since it is more resistant to weathering and warping.

If you are still “on the fence” about whether vinyl or wood is the best option for you, give us a ring or complete the form on our site and we can discuss the various fencing options.

Metal Fence Construction in Houston

Next to wood fences, metal fences are one of the most tried and true fencing options around. Metal fences of all types are seen in both residential and commercial applications. Commercial applications tend to use metal fence more frequently than residential homes because they are cheaper per foot (for large scale projects) and can easily be modified to provide enhanced security (thing razor wire at prisons, or barbed wire around the top of a parking lot fence). We can help you get a metal fence, either chain link or aluminum, installed.

Examples of metal fencing

Most residential customers are most familiar with chain link fences. Chain link fences are great to enclose a boundary and keep dogs and children contained in a yard, while still leaving and views of surrounding properties unobstructed. In addition to chain link fences, aluminum fences are very popular in residential settings. Aluminum fences are more aesthetically pleasing than chain link fences and leave scenery views unobstructed (very common to see at waterfront homes or around swimming pools).

Is metal fencing a good choice?

Metal fences certainly do come with its own set of perks. Metal fences are a really good option where there is a lot of wind and not much need for privacy because it allows the air to pass through and doesn’t act like a “sail”.

If you are concerned about protecting your property or onsite equipment, a metal fence with barbed or razor wire is a good option (especially since fences like chain link are easy to climb).

Don’t think of a rusty chain link fence when you are considering a metal fence. There are simply countless options of metal fences on the market. If you do want a chain link fence, there are many great options that look great and are not as prone to rust. Specifically, coated chain link fence is a great option (this typically comes in black).

Metal Fence Construction 

When deciding to work with a professional fencing service or trying to do it yourself we must warn you: metal fences are sharp, tricky, and require specialty tools to assemble and tension. Barbed wire and razor wire should definitely not be attempted on your own as serious cuts can occur without the correct equipment.

If you want to learn more about metal fences for your property, give LocalFenceBuilders.com Houston a call to discuss in further detail. We look forward to helping you with your fencing needs.

Fence Repair Service

On the surface, repairing a fence may seem like an easy task, but as most will find out, this is not the case. Our partners at LocalFenceBuilders.com Houston will help you ensure the repair is completed in a manner, so it is consistent with your existing fence. Whether you have a whole section of fence that needs to be repaired, a gate that need to be repaired, or a few new pickets, we are here to help.

Profession Fence Repair Service in Houston

Though fences are built under the intentions to last up to over a decade, sometimes even fences that are well built will be in need for a repair. A storm with strong winds, tropical storm, or hurricanes can all be certain cause for repair. Especially for wooden fences, fence posts can snap under intense wind load. Insects, including termites, can weaken wood fences and pre-dispose them to failure.

Typically, metal fences are in need of repair ultimately because of rust. Rust leads to failures of hardware that secures the tension of fencing. This often reveals itself as sagging mesh on chain-link fence.

No matter if you have a wooden fence, a metal fence, or a vinyl fence, we are here to help.

Fence Repair Process

Sometimes fences that were constructed properly can be damaged or wear prematurely. If you find yourself in need of fence repair, contact our LocalFenceBuilders.com Houston and we can give you a hand. We will have one of out partner team members on-site in no time to get your fence repair completed.

The fence technician will need to do a few things when they arrive. The typical repair processes will look like this:

  1. Access the extent of the damage, and if a repair is possible
  2. Look for any other damage that is not apparent
  3. Calculate the number of materials needed to successfully complete the repair
  4. Determine the amount of labor required
  5. Consult wit the customer to review the estimate
  6. Complete repair upon approval

We always try to recommend what is best for our customers. However, sometimes a repair is not possible or recommended. In these cases, we will let the owner know and give them an estimate to replace their fencing.

Wood Privacy Fence Repair Service

When compared to other fence materials, wood fences are the most vulnerable to damage, fatigue, and structural failure. The most common type of repair that wood fences require is because of broken fence posts. When the fence post breaks, the section of fence must be taken down, the old post removed from the ground, a new post installed, and fence paneling re-installed. If only a gate or a few pickets need to be replaced, the repair can usually be completed on the spot by one technician.

The most common repair need that we encounter with metal fencing is with chain link fence. Typically, rust damages fasteners and hardware that tension the mesh or hold it in place. Rarely are metal fence posts damaged, but occasionally will become not level due to settling in the dirt. Typically, chain link fence can be tensioned and have new hardware installed. There are instances where replacement of a metal fence is deemed necessary. We almost never encounter the need to repair a wrought iron fence unless it was damaged by a vehicle.

If you are in need of a repair or inspection of your metal fence, reach out to our partner team today!

Vinyl Fence Repair

Since vinyl fencing is inherently resistant to insects, such as termites, and rot, the most common cause of damage to vinyl fencing is due to weather. Heavy wind gusts can blow sections of vinyl fence over. Also, extreme heat can damage low quality vinyl which can cause colors to fade or the material to bubble. Typically, we are able to find an exact or very similar match of fence section to replace the damaged one with. If we are unable to complete a repair to your vinyl fence, we may recommend replacement.

About Us – Helping You Find a Fence Company Near Me

Our goal is to make LocalFenceBuilders.com Houston the best option for all of your fence construction and fence repair needs in the greater Houston area. Whether you are a home or business owner, we will strive to ensure that you are satisfied with your fence service. We take every job seriously, whether big or small. We want to build a fence that will last so we won’t need to see you for year to come, but leave you satisfied enough to tell all of your friends and family about us.

We are waiting on your call or form completion so we can begin the process of helping you. We look forward to guiding you through all the phases of your fence project: from our first consultation, to the build, completion, and after completion.

Let us help you with your fencing needs. Our professional fencing partners are ready to help you!

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