For those looking to stand out from the crowd and add exceptional curb appeal to their property, exotic materials are the way to go. Most homes benefit greatly from fencing, but very few take advantage of the durability and natural beauty that hardwoods offer. With a little extra investment and effort, building a fence with exotic wood materials can entirely transform the design and functionality of any outdoor space.
What’s The Difference?
Exotic wood materials are known for having outstanding quality and breathtaking looks on all facades. Their unique grain patterns and tropical colors make them the perfect material for any outdoor space in need of rich character.
When compared to generic fencing materials like cedar and composite, exotic wood materials are unmatched. Not only are they exceptionally beautiful, but they are truly built to last and the highest caliber of quality you will find.
The biggest difference between exotic materials and other fencing products is their level of durability and hardness. When building with exotic materials, it’s good to keep in mind that you will need heavy duty equipment. Since these materials are so hard, it’s difficult to put nails and screws into. But with the right machinery, building with exotic materials is well-worth the extra effort.
Another huge difference that most notice right away is the coloring of these materials. Exotic materials tend to be darker and richer in color with a more tropical flair. On the other hand, cedar and Douglas fir materials are lighter and less intricate looking. These more generic materials are also softer and will not last as well as exotic fencing will.
Best Exotic Woods To Build With
When it comes time to choose which exotic materials are best for your fence build, there are so many great options to choose from. Keep in mind, these materials will cost more initially than cedar materials, but their longevity will pay off in the long run. For those looking for a low maintenance option built to last, there’s no better option than exotic wood.
One of our customer favorites for fencing is Ipe wood. Ipe is a gorgeous wood species with deep colors and rich grain patterns. It’s the perfect material to transform any outdoor space into a tropical oasis. It is one of the most sustainable and densest hardwoods available and makes for a beautiful fence façade. When installed horizontally with bench and light accents, Ipe is an absolute dream for any fence.
Another great option sought after all over is Mahogany wood. Mahogany has a similar color to Ipe but with deeper grain patterns and one of a kind boards. It’s sure to give any fence an upgraded feel and chic look from every angle. Unlike Ipe, Mahogany is one of our few exotic woods that is a softwood. This makes it exceptionally easier to build with and less difficult to repair should any issues arise.
Final Thoughts To Consider
Ultimately, exotic wood materials are a great option for anyone looking to elevate the look and function of their outdoor spaces. With a little extra cost and installation effort, your fence will be looking great and performing like new for decades to come. We recommend minimal upkeep every few years to ensure no boards are damaged or loose, as well as a light seal every few years to prevent fading.
For more information or to receive a quote for exotic wood materials on your next fence build, give us a call or contact our representatives here.