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Fencing at Franklin Building Supply

With the many advances in building technology and new materials available, there are many attractive and functional fencing options available nowadays, including wood, vinyl, composite and metal. Understanding the features and benefits of each material will help ensure that you get the most out of your fence and enjoy it for years to come.

The fencing experts at Franklin Building Supply will help guide you through every step of the fence building process, from selecting the right materials for the project, to installation and picking out the finishing touches like hardware, accessories, coatings - even lighting!

Below we have laid out a brief introduction to some of the most popular fencing material options. Taking the time to understand your specific project and knowing these materials inside and out is what sets Franklin apart. Come in, or give us a call today to plan your next fencing project.

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Fencing Materials & Services

Natural Wood
Beautiful and Sustainable

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Natural Wood

On display and for sale in these materials:
  • Cedar
  • Pressure Treated Fir

Wood fencing is extremely popular in almost all areas for its affordability, durability and classic look. Red Cedar is indigenous and grown in the Northwest US and Southern Canada. It has a tight, straight grain that will not warp or shrink, making it an ideal choice for fencing (and decking). Cedar fences can be treated with stains and finishes, or left untreated to create a beautiful grey patina. Cedar is naturally resistant to decay and is a sustainable, renewable resource. Often times pressure treated posts are used if they are going to be sunk directly in the ground, otherwise, if cedar posts are used they are normally placed concrete to help prevent rot.

Installing wood fences is a fairly straight forward process that can be achieved by almost anyone, but it does take time and effort to get the job done right. Having a helping hand through the process can make the job far more manageable.

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Vinyl
Lifetime Durability

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Vinyl

On display and for sale in these materials:
  • Homeland

Vinyl is a very popular choice for our customers who are looking for a fence that is durable, easy to install and has relatively little maintenance requirements. Made of PVC, vinyl fence products can come in a multitude of colors and recent improvements in vinyl technology have all but eliminated fading concerns. This means your fence will maintain its appearance throughout its entire life, without any need for repainting or staining.

Vinyl fences are some of the easiest to install with installation being as easy sliding the rails into the posts and then securing the posts into the ground. Repairs to vinyl fences can be trickier than other fence types, but vinyl typically lasts much longer than wood fence and is nearly 5 times stronger than wood.

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Chain Link
Versatile and Cost-Effective

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Chain Link


Chain Link, which is sometimes called 'cyclone fence' because of its design, is a very popular choice for fencing for many reasons. Its simple design makes it easy to install and it is one of the most cost-effective fencing options. Chain Link is made from aluminum, which is extremely durable and requires little to no maintenance. The interlinked, woven design makes it easy to see through and a popular choice for dog runs, sports fields and other enclosures. If you desire a bit more privacy, you can easily add slats (available in many colors) to the chain link to block some of the view.

Installing chain link fences is very easy and would probably be better described as assembly than true construction. The posts are lightweight and easy to install. Using concrete around the post bases will ensure the fence is secure. The actual fencing comes in rolls, which can be cumbersome, so having a helping hand (and gloves) is advised. Gates are very easy to install with chain link fences.

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Composite
Modern and Attractive

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Composite

On display and for sale in these materials:
  • Trex

Composite fencing is produced in a similar fashion to composite decking, by combining mixtures of wood pulp and durable plastic. New composite materials are available in many colors to match whatever aesthetic you are seeking. Combining one color of posts and cross members with a different color fence boards can create a beautiful contrasting look for your home. The amalgamation of plastic and wood pulp makes the material extremely resistant to insects and decay and maintenance consists of wiping the surface down with a basic detergent and spraying with a hose: no paint, stain or sealant required!

Construction of a composite fence is almost identical to a wood fence.

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Ornamental Steel
Dignified and Appealing

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Ornamental Steel


Ornamental steel fences add a look of beauty and prestige unmatched by other fences. They are extremely durable and customizable to match almost any design. Ornamental fences generally provide very little visual or auditory privacy, but they are extremely strong and require no maintenance.

Ornamental steel fences are very beautiful and generally very heavy. DIY installation is certainly possible, but more frequently than other fences, this job is left to professionals. If you have questions about installing an ornamental fence, please call us today and we can help you decide how best to tackle your project.

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Installation
Expert Installation and Repair

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Installation


Our Boise and Caldwell locations are also proud to offer installation services for any fencing project you might have. Franklin’s installation crews have years of expertise not only in installing and repairing fences, but in customer service. Let our courteous and knowledgeable experts help you build your fence project.

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