When purchasing fence panels you will come across two types; Pressure treated or dip treated. Both of these methods are used by manufacturers to preserve the wooden fence panels from rotting, as well as prolonging the longevity of its life.
What Is Pressure Treatment?
Pressure treated panels go through a vigorous process where they are placed inside a chamber where a vacuum empties its cells and replaces it with quality wood preservatives. The hydraulic pressure inside the chamber presses deep into the wood.
What is Dip Treatment?
Dip treated panels on the other hand go into a chamber containing high-quality wood preservative, as it says in the title. They are dipped then removed, allowing time for the treatment to be absorbed by the fence panel. This process only allows the fence panel to be protected on its surface.
Benefits of Pressure-Treated Fence Panels
* Protecting longevity
* Longer guarantee
* No need to re-treat them annually
* Cost saving over long period of time
* Appearance is more natural
* Anti-rot guarantee
Disadvantages of pressure treated fence panels
* Initial cost is considerably higher per panel
* Longer processing time
Benefits of Dip-Treated Fence Panels
* Low initial cost per panel
* Quicker processing time
* Unique colours
Disadvantages of Dip-Treated Fence panels
* Anual treatment recommended
* Costs can go up due to annual treatment