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Styles of Fences
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement
Have you ever judged a house by its fence? Sometimes the
statement made by a fence is so remarkable that you can't help but
think how great the house must be. Sometimes this works in the
opposite way as well. Every fence has a style and that style says
something about your house. For example, white picket fences imply
an all American home. Tall ornamental wrought iron fences suggest
elegance and classic beauty. Sometimes the style of your fence goes
unnoticed to the outside world but creates the perfect atmosphere
for your own personal view and comfort. It is important to think
about what you want your fence to say and do your home before
selecting a style. With so many materials and styles to choose from,
it won't be hard to stay within your budget and still gain the
appeal you are looking for. Request for a no-obligation quote and
learn more about the style that is right for you.
Each material is designed into unique styles. However, the most
popular styles are designed in almost every material, with the
exception of concrete, brick and stone. The most common fence styles
include picket, stockade, privacy fence, ranch, basket weave,
masonry, split rail, post and rail, and ornamental. Most styles have
the same structure and include a board and post. You can put your
personal touch into a fence by selecting unique posts, caps, and
tops. Some common caps include New England post caps, classic-gothic
caps, pyramid style, and ball style.
Picket fences are the most American of all fence styles. If you
decide to go with wood, there are four main species of wood which
include Western Red Cedar, Northern White Cedar, whitewoods and
treated wood. Picket fences are one of the easiest to construct.
They offer wonderful security, boundary lines, and entryways.
Privacy fences help control the amount of wind, noise, and sunlight
that enters into your yard. It also offers great security,
establishes boundary lines, and most importantly gives your family
privacy from neighbors and other outside influences.
Post and Rail fences are great for front yards and also for
accenting back yards. You can configure the size of the posts and
rails to your liking. One particular style, Ranch rail fences, is
great for where horses may be present.
Ornamental fences come in an endless amount of colors and designs.
They offer strength and durability. Ornamental fences will bring a
classic appeal to your home and the reassurance of security. You
also have the added option of installing a gate system to your
ornamental fence. This is one of the more expensive fencing styles,
but it also brings a range of benefits to your home.