What Type of Screws to Use on a Wood Fence

A wooden fence on a lush green landscape against a bright blue sky.

Aside from security, wood fences add to an estate’s beauty and value. When deciding to use screws in building wood fences, it is important to have basic knowledge of the type of screws that are appropriate for the material.

Deck Screws

Deck Screws, also known as green screws, are excellent for pressure-treated wood. These screws are coated with epoxy that helps protect pressure-treated wood from corrosion. Deck screws come in different diameters, length, and types. You can either choose the Phillips head type or square drive type.

Galvanized Screws

For untreated wood like redwood and cedar, galvanized screws are recommended. These screws are coated with zinc that prevents the wood from staining, rusting, and discoloring. You can buy them in one, five, or twenty-five-pound boxes.

Lag Screws

Lag screws are utilized in heavy planking and tall wood fences. With their hexagonal heads, lag screws have strong bonding characteristics. These screws come in stainless steel, silicon bronze, galvanized, and uncoated steel.

Silicon Bronze Screws

A silicon bronze screw is made up of metal alloy that is rust-resistant. These screws are excellent for a wood fence that is built near the ocean, riverbanks, and lakes.

Knowing what type of screws to use for your wooden will save you from damaging it. Now you are ready to build!