TORONTO FENCE & MR. MOLE FAQ
* Why is pressure treated wood less expensive than cedar.
Pressure treated wood is an inexpensive alternative to cedar. It is made from spruce that has been treated with a green coloured chemical called Alkaline Copper Quat. This wood now has the rot resistance of cedar (due to the chemical treatment) but lacks the crack, warp and split resistance. It also lacks the beautiful natural colour and smell.
* If my wood cracks or splits, is it covered under warranty?
Because natural wood is just that - "natural" - and it is not controlled by ingredients of manufacturing, there is no warranty on wood cracking, splitting, warping or rotting.
* What is involved in the maintenance of wood?
Like any other outdoor investment, wood should be cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. To maintain the natural colour of your new wood, and to reduce the cracking, splintering and splitting, it is recommended that a UV resistant stain is applied typically once every 3 years.
* Do I need a building permit for a fence?
Although most fences, in most areas, do not require a building permit it is always a good idea to confirm local bylaws with your local municipality.
* How do I know if the fence posts are being installed correctly?
We start by trying to install the ideal post hole but, since we are often installing fences in less than ideal ground conditions, it is our special combination of tools and experience which enable us to know how to adapt to each application. Regardless of the application, every post hole we install at Toronto Fence is covered under Workmanship warranty for 2 years.
Some of the typical Municipal Bylaws regarding Fences:
* Maximum height of fence allowed.
The "maximum height" includes lattice is 6'4 feet, or other toppers. This legal limit changes for the front yard or street corners.
* Choice of materials.
Toronto Fence uses top Grade Materials, including Red Spruce Pressure Tereated Wood, Red Western Cedar, and knotty Cedar.
Some Useful Information
If you're planning on putting in a fence, replacing an old one or want a new deck installed, you should always call your utility companies for locates before any work begins. Or we can do it for you.
Here are some useful numbers:
Ontario 1 Call: 1-800-400-2255 (Call Before you Dig)
Rogers Cable: 1-800-738-7893
Water : 416-338-8888
Hydro One: 1-888-664-9376
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