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Question: Do Wood Fences Expand?
Top Answer (75% of 24 votes): Yes.

Answer: No
Explanation: Wood fences shrink as the moisture comes out of the wood. If you paint or stain the wood soon after it is installed. It will cause the wood to warp and twist.
William Cupp
Answer: Yes
Explanation: We do all kinds of wood fences including all kinds of custom fencing along with your standard nail on dog eared fencing. We also build simple gate and we build main driveway gates when you want to make a statement. So no matter if you have eight feet or eight hundred feet of fencing we can do it all for you just give us a call.
T&M Home Services
Answer: Yes
Explanation: and also shrinks with the dryness if not treat it
pach ranch fencing & more llc
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: What expands in the summertime and shrinks in the winter
Minnesota Fence Company
Answer: Yes
Explanation: PTP wood fences will expand with moisture and exposure to the sun. We place our 2x4 runners in perfect locations to help prevent warping of the boards. Also, we use 6 galvanized nails for each board to keep the boards in place for any years to come! We also use cedar boards to frame ALL our custom build gates to prevent gate warping!
Sod Sales Direct
Answer: Yes
Explanation: When wood fence pickets get wet, they do expand, but as wood fence pickets dry out again, they will slightly shrink back to size. As wood fence pickets age, they will shrink slightly in size. This issue will affect gate latches as well sometimes.
Preston Hollow Fence Company
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: All wood expands and shrinks with the elemental effects due to the weather
ATX Residential Construction
Answer: Yes
Explanation: The can expand with rain and moisture. It is normal and they do not expand to the point of having any concerns.
Backyard Boys Enterprise, LLC
Answer: Yes
Explanation: yes woof swell with rain but more improant they shrink as the slats season will allow to see threw on some . they make pvc color now looks like the wood 35 colors from easternfence.com
h.c.lawn& fence
ProMatcher
Answer: No
Explanation: Wood fences contract as the moisture releases from the wood.Thats why you never paint or stain a fence until the moisture is gone.
Brooks and Jones Fence
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Absolutely wood fencing expands and contracts with the changing weather conditions.
Myrtle Beach Fence
Answer: No
Explanation: When wood fences are put up they are wet, we try make privacy fences as privacy as possible but the boards will dry and shrink.
Price Family Fencing Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes
Explanation: Yes they do if not sealed.
Advanced Fence Construction, LLC
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