A fence is a wonderful way to protect your home and raise the value of your property. Wooden fences are especially in high demand because of their natural beauty. At Northeastern Fences, we offer a wide variety of wood fences. Our fences are constructed out of these three different types of wood: cedar, pressure-treated pine, or spruce. While all of these wood types are great for fencing, there are pros and cons for each type. We want you to to be as informed as possible when choosing a new fence and that’s why we want to help you determine what type of wood fence is right for you.

Pressure-Treated Pine

Would You Prefer Cedar Pine or Spruce - Albany NY - Northeastern Fences Pine is a softwood that, under normal circumstances, would not be a great option for building a fence. However, when pinewood are pressure treated, it becomes a great option for fencing. Pressure-treated pine has been treated to protect against water and insect damage, and it generally lasts about 20 years. Pressure-treated pine does have issues with warping and cracking, but it is still a popular choice among homeowners due to its low cost.


Spruce is the most economical choice for fencing, and its light color makes it a great choice for painting. It isn’t as durable as our other two options, but it’s cheaper than our other options. Treating spruce also increases its longevity, so you can enjoy your spruce fence even longer.


Cedar is one of the most sought-after materials that we use when constructing wood fences. At Northeastern Fences, we use Western Red Cedar not only for its looks, but we also use it for its durability and low maintenance. Natural oils in cedar ward off insects and help to protect it against weather. In fact, Western Red Cedar can last up to 30 years without ever being treated, making it a more environmentally friendly option.

However, there are downsides to cedar being used for fencing material. Because of its dark and rich color, it is hard to paint. Cedar is also more expensive than pressure-treated pine or spruce wood. However, you are paying for quality. It requires less maintenance cost and lasts longer, which makes cedar a viable option for a lot of homeowners.

It does not matter what type of wood fence you want, our professionals at Northeastern Fences can help. Our fencing experts can help you design a fence to meet both your quality and budget expectations. If you want to talk to one of our fencing professionals, call Northeastern Fences at (518) 767-9316. You can also stop by our showroom and browse our many commercial fencing displays.