Wood & Vinyl Fence Styles
A privacy fence can transform your yard or pool area into a secluded retreat.
Privacy fences are constructed with little or no gap between boards to reduce
visibility into and out of an area. They are commonly used on property lines
and around swimming pools but may also serve to conceal unsightly areas or
Privacy fences provide better noise reduction and protection against wind than
most other styles of fence. Privacy fences are generally 4'-6' tall.
Traditional picket fences add classic style and charm to any yard or
landscape. They are ideal for defining boundaries and for keeping small
children or pets in an enclosed area. Gaps between pickets prevent the fence
from completely blocking the surrounding view. Picket fences are generally
shorter than other types of fences, often measuring less than 4' tall. For an
elegant variation, consider a picket fence with arched or scalloped sections.
Post & Rail Fences
Post and rail fences offer the traditional "countryside" look typically found
in the thoroughbred horse pastures of Tennessee or Kentucky. Post and rail
fences are constructed with square posts connected by two to four rails. They
provide rustic beauty without blocking views.
Shadowbox fences present the same attractive appearance to both you and your
neighbor - they're often called "good neighbor" fences. Shadowbox fences have
boards attached to either side of the rail in an alternating pattern to create
an identical look on both sides of the fence. They provide the same level of
screening as a privacy fence when viewed straight on but allow some visibility
through them at other angles. They provide greater air circulation than true
privacy fences. Shadowbox fences are generally taller - typically around 6' -
than other types of fences.