I recently bought a condo with a 11'x13' patio with a wooden privacy fence. The fence is in pretty bad shape so I want redo it while we are locked down in our houses. I've read up a ton and just want to confirm what I know before I purchase all of the materials. This fence is on concrete, I assume that is crucial information.
Here is my current materials list:
- 2 6x6 posts
- 4 4x6 posts
- 22 2x4
- 80 1x6 redwood fencing planks
- EasyGate no sag gate kit
- Galvanized post bases for all of the post
- Camo Deck Fastener System
- 2.5" deck screws
My main questions are:
If the fence is on concrete and nothing will be touching the ground, do I need pressure treated lumber? I was thinking maybe for the posts only but even then they will be raised by the post base. For sure the framing I'm thinking I can just use normal 2x4 wood? Also I plan on painting the posts and staining the planks so do I even need pressure treated?
I know the planks will have their screws hidden because of the camo system, however for the general framing portion of the fence, do I need to do anything to protect the screws? I assume I should avoid having the screws facing up so that water doesn't collect but other than that do I need to seal them somehow?
I appreciate your help in advance, thanks!