|1. What makes A+ better than the competitor?
A+ builds the finest wood fences to meet your unique style or
individual needs. Our ability to buy materials in bulk quantity
enables us to offer an exceptional value to you by providing the
best quality at a competitive price.
Quality & Specifications you will receive with our standard A+
Quality built fence:
2. Why we use cypress...
Cypress is a beautiful, straight grained, light colored wood with a
wonderful fragrance that is very durable. With its legendary
hardiness and durability, cypress also works well outside the
home, including siding, trim, decks, fences, shutters, window
boxes, and landscape design elements. When milled, cypress
typically displays a predominantly yellow tone, with reddish,
chocolate, or olive hues. Noted for its color consistency, density,
imperviousness to insects, and relative lack of knots, cypress is
superbly workable, easily machined and installed, and readily
3. Where does cypress come from?
In the United States, most cypress trees are natives of the
south. They are found primarily in wet, swampy areas along the
Atlantic coastal plain from Delaware to Florida, and west along the
Gulf of Mexico to the border of Texas and Mexico. Cypress also
thrives along the Mississippi valley from the Louisiana Delta to
southern Indiana. While cypress has always been the architectural
choice in the south and east, many builders and trade
professionals throughout the U.S. are using cypress in what had
traditionally been cedar, redwood, and treated pine applications.
4. How much cypress is grown in the United States?
Annual cypress production is about 100-120 million board feet
(about 6000-7000 truckloads). It is generally believed that
cypress trees are growing at a faster rate than they're being
harvested. Cypress is a renewable and regenerative species that
grows back in the original stump. The cypress we use is cut from
second growth trees, protecting the old growth trees.
5. Is Cypress easy to work with?
Cypress works well with both hand and power tools. The wood
planes easily and resists warping. Although cypress is resinous,
the resin (called cypressene) isn't a sticky sap like other woods. It
glues well, sands easily and readily accepts finishes.
6. Is cypress durable?
Cypress has a natural preservative oil known as cypressene
which gives the heartwood resistance to insects and decay. With
a suitable surface treatment, cypress generally has a superior
durability, holding paint well and resisting weather. Because of its
natural resistance to decay, no treating of the wood is necessary.
This means no added chemicals that may be harmful to the
environment and people. Due to its natural moisture retention,
Cypress fence boards will preserve the original fence configuration
much longer than other types of fence boards. The boards we
use are dipped in moldicide to retard molding and end waxed to
prevent splits and checks before they leave the mill.
7. How does cypress compare with pine and cedar?
Cypress grows slowly, so the rings are much closer than in most
wood species. These close rings tend to make cypress more
energy efficient, and decreased shrinkage makes it more durable
and stable. In its natural state, the wood is a pale honey color
and unsealed, weathers to an even gray on the surface. The
natural color can easily be restored if desired. Pine grows quickly,
which results in a wider banding, more porous substance. This
means treatment is required to prevent rot and insect attack. The
common treatment is the pressure treated "green" pine, which is
treated with CCA (copper chromate arsenic). Arsenic is a cancer-
causing agent. This porous wood stains through the face and
with treatment becomes somewhat darker. Untreated material will
stain deep toward the core, leaving permanent marks and
becoming subject to mold and rot. For this reason,k natural
weathering is not recommended. For this reason, weathering is
not recommended. Cedar is a darker wood with heavy odor.
(Check for allergy sensitivity.) A lighter and porous wood, it
weathers and absorbs treatment, resulting in darker tones. Knots
tend to be loosened after time. The boards we use are produced
to compete directly with Western Red Cedar products a
substantially lower price.
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9. Having a project installed...?
must be present when the estimator arrives. The
estimator will measure the area and discuss options with
you. A proposal will then be worked up and either given to
you on the spot or sent to you via fax, regular mail, or e-
2. Sign and return your proposal with deposit if
required. If you have questions or wish to change an
option, call 277-1167. When you are satisfied with your
proposal, sign and return. You may fax it to 395-9882, or
A+ Quality Fence and Deck, Inc.
3233 Wetumpka Hwy.
Montgomery, AL 36110
3. Once your signed proposal (and deposit if
necessary) is received, we will begin readying your job.
You will be given an approximate start date. Forty-eight
hours before we start, the line locater will mark your
4. Upon completion of the job, you will be invoiced.
Unless changes were discussed, you can expect your invoice
to be for the same amount as your proposal.
5. Please pay promptly, we appreciate your business!
We also appreciate customer feedback. You can let us know
how we did by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone
(277-1167), mail (see address above), fax (395-9882), or
by using the form found on the contact us page.
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|We are Certified
Our owner, Craig Myers, is
an American Fence
Association certified Fence
Professional. We also
employ several graduates of
the A.F.A. Field Training
We also provide materials
and supplies. Visit our
over-the-counter sales site,
or call 334-277-1167.