At first glance the purchase of a wooden fence seems simple enough. If you’re looking for one, you’ve already identified your need. Maybe it’s one of these:
- Keeping children or pets in (or out of) your yard
- Added security
- Barrier for your pool
- Curb appeal
- Boundary marker
But once you start shopping around, you may discover there are more wooden fence styles to choose from than you had anticipated.
That’s where the search can get a little overwhelming.
To help you get started, here are the most common, affordable and up-and-coming wooden fence styles:
Most Economical Wood Fence
The most economical wooden fence is the six-foot, dog-eared privacy fence. This widely affordable fence provides both privacy and protection.
Most Popular Wood Fence
By far the most popular wooden 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.
(If you want to keep pets or children in your yard but prefer to maintain your existing view, a classic Tom Sawyer spaced picket fence may be a more suitable choice. This fence can be capped as well.)
Up and Coming Wood Fence
If you prefer a fence that will dress up your yard and set it apart from the most common type of wooden fence, 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.
Style and quality
No matter what type of wooden fence you choose, make sure you select a quality fence contractor. Although the style of your fence is important, you don’t want to overlook the kind of wood and nails your fence contractor uses to build it. Another thing to consider is the way the concrete is mixed for the post holes.
With the right type of fence and quality installation, you can have an attractive wooden fence that will fit your needs and last a long time.
At Accent Fence we’re happy to educate you about fence styles and installation when you choose us for your next fence.