A wood fence is a great investment! The most popular and economical wood fences are often your best choice.

If you’re looking for a wood fence, you’ve probably familiar with its versatility. Some of the many uses of wood fences include:

  • Privacy
  • Keeping children or pets in (or out of) your yard
  • Added security
  • Pool barrier
  • Curb appeal
  • Boundary marker


Once you start shopping around, you’ll discover an abundance of fence styles. That’s where the search can feel overwhelming.

To begin your search, you may want to start with the most popular and economical wood fences.


The Most Economical Wood Fence

By far, the most economical wood fence is the six-foot, dog-eared privacy fence. This widely affordable fence provides both privacy and protection.

six foot privacy fence

The Most Popular Wood Fence

By far, the most popular wood fence is the six-foot, dog-eared, capped privacy fence. For a more decorative touch consider adding a scalloped or arched top with French Gothic posts.

arched privacy fence


(To keep pets or children in your yard yet maintain your existing view, a classic Tom Sawyer spaced picket fence may be a more suitable choice. This fence can be capped as well.)

Dog Eared Picket Fence



The Up and Coming Wood Fence

For a fence that will dress up your yard and set it apart, there’s the capped privacy fence with chamfered and dadoed posts. This up and coming wooden fence offers a clean and distinctive look. The cap on top and the facia on this fence hides the dog ears to give it cleaner lines.

capped privacy fence


The Most Popular and Economical Wood Fences With Quality

No matter what type of wooden fence you choose, make sure you select a quality fence contractor. Even though style is important, there’s no substitute for good quality.  From the type of wood and nails used to the way the concrete is mixed for post holes, choices matter. That’s why a quality fence contractor  can be trusted to install a fence that will last for a long time.

To ensure your fence contractor meets the highest standards in the fence industry, look for a member of the American Fence Association.

With the right type of fence and quality installation, you can have an attractive wooden fence that will prove to be a wise investment.

Accent Fence is a Blue Ribbon Contractor with the American Fence Association. If you’re in the Atlanta area, we’ll be happy to educate you about fence styles and installation when you choose us for your next fence.