Whether you want more privacy or just an accent for your home, fence panels can create a custom look around your outdoor space. Available in a range of sizes, they’re ideal for everything from a tall privacy fence to a decorative garden fence.
Wood or Metal?
Wooden fence panels are typically made from Western red cedar or pressure-treated wood. Cedar boards naturally resist decay and insects, and they work whether you decide to stain the wood or leave unfinished. Pressure-treated wood can withstand the elements to maintain its look for years, and is also easy to paint or stain.
Metal fence panels are another option to consider. The pre-fabricated aluminum panel frame lets you add on standard wood slats and finish them to create an upscale look. The metal pieces resist rot, decay, warping and rusting.
Panels for Every Need
Wood fence panels are ideal for creating a privacy fence that blends into your outdoor surroundings. Look for a lattice-top design to let light through while still maintaining privacy. You’ll want panels at least six feet tall for this application.
Shorter panels can be used around a garden or play area. You could also use them to create a quick storage space to conceal garbage cans, air conditioning units, yard equipment or compost piles.
Whether you’re thinking big or small, the process of installing wood fencing panels is basically the same. Plan the layout, measure the space between posts, dig the holes and set the posts. Then you’re ready to attach your panels and enjoy your new fence.