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What is the BEST wood preservative for fencing

Preservatives for Wooden Fencing in Glasgow“What is the best wood preservative for fencing?” is quite a common question when people are installing wooden fences in Glasgow. The question will feature in our day to day talk, online forums, as well as social media. It is no secret that most if not all of us love the sight of a well kept and neat looking wooden fence. Besides making us feel proud, it also attracts envy and admiration from neighbours and friends alike. This probably explains why people are often seeking the best preservative for a wooden fence. The following factors come into play when choosing the right preservative for the fence:

Effective on Pests

One of the main reasons for using preservatives on wood is to guard against pests and diseases. Notable creatures include termites, ants, caterpillars, and many others. Furthermore, it should also guard against mold, mildew, or dampness. The right product will not only protect the wood, but should also get rid of any pest, bacteria or infection. Popular preservatives that are effective against insects and pests include creosote. Unfortunately, it is not easily available and it also has some health concerns. Other well known products include copper and chromium.

Resistant to Weather

The weather has always been the main cause of destruction when it comes to fences. Too much water or moisture seeping through the wood will cause rot. A lot of heat or sunlight may lead to the fence hardening and cracking. This may create an avenue for water to seep through. A product that is deemed to be the best in the market ought to protect the fence against any type of weather or climate. The product may come as paint or a solution that seeps through the wood.


There are several ways of preserving wood. These include heat treatment, painting and also soaking the wood. Besides cost and suitability, the suitability of each application will also depend on user-friendly. A good product needs to be easily available. The application method should also be simple and straightforward. Quality preservatives will also have no side effects on human beings or animals. Water based preservatives include copper, silicate and borate. Oil based products plant oils, petrochemicals, and tar among others.

Environmentally Friendly

Due to the increasing concerns about green gas emissions, people are embracing eco-friendly products. Getting the best product is not simply about making the fence resistant against water, insects, pests, bacteria, mold, or elements of weather. It is also about making certain the ingredients will have no adverse effects on the environment. The wood fence preservative should not emit green gases or cause any pollution.

Fences made of wood are quite popular. In fact, their popularity seems to be rising as the days go by. Better technology has led to more advanced treatments and preservatives. It only takes the click of a button to get a hold of a good product. However, prior to buying a product it is necessary to exercise due diligence. Talking to experts, following recommendations, as well as visiting sites that offer tips on questions such as “what is the best wood preservative for fencing?” is always helpful. Return to the Fencing Glasgow home page for more details if you require installation.

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