Which Type of Wood Fence Is Right For You?

Are you considering a wood fence for your home? There are many different types and styles you can choose from and knowing which is right for you is directly related to the purpose of the fence. This might be privacy or to keep animals away, whatever it may be, be sure you’re going to love it before it is installed. When you are ready, give your Denver fence company a call, we will be happy to help you out! 

Types of Wooden Fences

And Their Landscaping Uses, From Privacy to Animal Control

So Many Types, So Little Time: How Does One Choose?

When it is time to select fencing for your property, you may be overwhelmed by how many types of wooden fences and other options there are from which to choose.

But the decision largely comes down to two considerations:

  1. Form (that is, stylistic considerations)
  2. Function (that is, what practical purpose the fencing will serve)

Fortunately, sometimes there is a happy marriage between form and function. But such is not always the case. For instance, chain-link fencing and other metal products often make for superior security fences. Therefore, if the intended function of your fencing is security, you may have to choose between form and function: the style of your house may cry out for a wooden fence, but security concerns may convince you to go with the metal.

When the Focus Is on Form

In choosing between types of wooden fences, consider their potential for compatibility both with your house style and with your landscape-design style. For instance:

  • Split-rail wood fences and other wood fence designs marked by rough and rugged posts and rails have long been a favorite with:
    • Ranch-style houses
    • Landscape designs with a Southwestern theme (U.S.)
  • Picket-style fencing seems a natural fit for:

When the Focus Is on Function: Privacy and More

There are special circumstances in which wooden fences, despite their beauty, may not be your best choice for fencing. Sometimes, for example, a homeowner in the market for fencing needs to keep animals in the yard — dogs, for instance.

Security is another practical function many homeowners demand from fencing, a function for which, as mentioned above, metal fencing is generally considered superior to wooden fences.

But wooden fences are an excellent choice for privacy fencing, whether it be in terms of noise barriers or, more commonly, visual barriers. Along with their vinyl copy-cats, they provide some of the most attractive fencing options available when your chief concern is creating a backyard sanctuary.

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