Siena Fence Company’s objective is to provide you with the information you need to make the best decision about your new fence. Our sales team is readily available and will gladly assist you in the decision making process. They can help you to understand the different options that are available. Siena Fence Company will work with you to choose the fence that best meets your needs and is within your budget.
What types of residential fence do you sell?
While we do sell all types of fences, for the residential market we specialize in Chain Link, Wood, PVC, and Ornamental Aluminum. Currently we ship only aluminum fencing through our website. However, all other materials can be ordered directly from our office.
Can we buy materials only?
Yes! Materials can be purchased from our website and shipped directly to your home. As well, you can call our office and order materials over the phone. Siena Fence Company is able to deliver materials, for a fee, within a 100 mile radius of Clifton Park, NY.
How long to wait before staining fence?
We recommend waiting at least 60 days following installation to stain your wood fence. Any of the sealants made by major manufacturers are fine. We suggest you check with your neighborhood hardware or paint store for their recommendation for your particular climate.
How does staining increase the life of a wood fence?
Staining or weatherproofing your fence protects the natural oils and fibers in the wood. Without the protection of the stain/sealer, overtime the wood will turn grey as the oils are leeched out by the sun and rain.
Why choose cedar?
Cedar has natural oils and acids in the wood that make it undesirable to most insects. Thus, cedar is naturally insect and rot resistant. Cedar is also non-toxic and safe to handle. It’s perfectly suited to ground contact applications without the use of chemicals. Untreated, white cedar generally lasts 15 to 25 years and will weather gracefully to a silvery gray. Cedar also warps less than spruce or pine fences.
How do I decide what kind of fence I need?
You must first determine what the job of your fence will be. For instance, is it simply for decorative purposes or to add value to your home? Or is it for privacy, security or pool safety? Then you can explore your options on fences that will accomplish that job. Our sales team will review the different options available and assist you in choosing the best type of fence to meet your needs.
Which fence is the most maintenance-free?
You can’t go wrong with PVC or Vinyl fencing. Vinyl fencing is virtually maintenance free. Vinyl fences are durable, long lasting, easy to clean and environmentally friendly. You’ll never have to worry about staining, rotting, warping, termites, corrosion or rust.
Chain link fences also require very little maintenance. Chain link is durable, economical and easy to install.
What about all of those underground wires and cables?
Before starting work, we will contact Dig Safely NY. In turn, they will contact their facility operating members. Each member will send someone out to locate and mark their underground lines and wires on the property.
How can I make sure my fence will last?
The most important element in maximizing the life of your fence is quality installation. Staining or weather proofing your wood fence annually with a quality sealer will help to increase the life of your fence.
Does Siena Fence Company, Inc. offer a warranty or guarantee on its products or services?
Siena Fence offers a 2 year workmanship warranty on installation. Materials are covered by the individual manufacturer’s warranties. A copy of our warranty will be sent with your order.
Fence Finishing and Maintenance
Your finish coat will be determined by the look you want to achieve as well as the type of wood you use. There are three options in finishing treatments: paint, stain and waterproofing sealer. However, we do not recommend painting your fence.
Stain provides a durable finish coat while still allowing the look and texture of the wood to come through. Semitransparent stains are best on new wood and give an even appearance and hint of color while allowing the grain to show through. Heavy or solid-colored stains cover the grain but keep the texture. They’re ideal for older wood that needs a face-lift.
Waterproofing sealer or repellent is the choice for woods such as spruce, birch, hickory, red oak and poplar that are not resistant to decay and exposure to weather. The sealer/repellent will help prevent rain and moisture from soaking into the wood. These need to be applied annually to preserve the natural wood color.
It’s just a hole in the ground, isn’t it?
While it’s not rocket science to set a post into the ground, careful consideration should be given to this phase of the work. Most manufacturers of post-setting materials suggest a hole in diameter 3 times that of the post. This is a good rule for secure foundations. Other factors to consider are rocks, roots, and the occasional pocket of sandy or loose soil. All of these require special techniques if the desired result is a secure and hidden installation that matches the craftsmanship of the above-ground finished product.
Should my fence be touching the ground?
Ideally no, but then all sorts of things would be coming and going from your yard. Leaving a gap at the bottom keeps your fence from trapping soil and water and thus from rotting the fence bottom. And if you ask your termite control company, they will tell you this is the only sure way to keep termites out of the fence.