Wooden or Concrete Fencing Posts?
When it comes to fence posts, there are many advantages and disadvantages. This is something that all fences have in common but the type of material used will affect how long they last, the appearance, practicality and obviously price. At the end of the day, like most things, you get what you pay for.
There are a number of reasons why people choose wooden fence posts. For one, they’re cheaper than metal or concrete ones and provide the look that many prefer for garden designs with wood posts and panels giving a warm and aesthetically pleasing finish. The lightweight design of wooden posts also makes them easier to handle which in turn makes installation a lot easier. The biggest down side with wooden posts, is that you run the risk of having to deal with the wood splitting and / or rotting and then needing to repair or replace them.
Concrete fence posts are much heavier than wooden posts, which makes installation more difficult. You can’t beat the durability of these posts though, they’re more expensive but in our opinion worth it. The framework is stronger meaning they will keep your panels protected against anything mother nature tries to throw at them, and if they have been installed correctly should last many years as they wont decay like wooden posts.
It’s a difficult decision between wooden post and concrete, but the truth is that it really comes down to personal preference. If you’re looking for something more aesthetically pleasing or have an extremely tight budget then stick with what your money can buy!
That being said, concrete posts are the better choice in most cases and they will definitely save you money in the long term.
That sounds like something worth considering doesn’t it?
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