How to Choose the Right Wood Fence Design

You’ve come to the conclusion that your yard is in desperate need of a new wood fence. Choosing a design style is now the next step! Because there are so many possibilities available, it is critical that you carefully consider your selections to ensure that you receive exactly what you want.

What factors should you consider before selecting a wood fence style?

When selecting a fence style, three considerations should be taken into account: the application, the available space, and the budget. As we proceed, we’ll go over each item in detail and provide questions to think about while making your decision.


What is the purpose of this fence? What is it that you wish to put there?

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Backyard – Are you interested in transforming your backyard into a quiet retreat? Alternatively, can you establish a safe space for your children or pets? Styles such as privacy and semi-privacy fences are perfect for use in the backyard. In order to get complete privacy, choose a type that has the least amount of gapping between the pickets, such as Dog Ear Privacy or Board-on-Board fencing. If you want some privacy while still allowing for some air and light movement, a semi-privacy style such as Shadowbox or Lattice Top is the best option. The majority of privacy panels are 6 feet tall and range in width from 6 feet to 8 feet.

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Front yard — Because the goal of front yard fencing is to increase curb appeal, it is typically more decorative than backyard fencing. It can also serve a practical purpose by keeping children and dogs away from your yard. The most common form of front yard fencing is a spaced picket design, which allows for the free movement of air and light while also creating an inviting atmosphere. Spaced picket fencing is available in a number of different sizes and picket top types.

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Garden – Garden fence can be used to give protection from animals or to add decorative elements. Gardeners will appreciate our spaced picket fencing or our hogwire framed fence, both of which are available.

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For example, you may have a huge pasture or land that you want to clearly designate. It’s possible that post and rail fencing will be the most suitable option for your situation. It is often less expensive than other types of fences and is good in delineating property limits while maintaining an open appearance. Post and rail fencing styles differ from one region to the next. Split rail, corral board, and post and dowel are three popular forms of fence.


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What does the space of your home look like?

When choosing a fence, take into consideration your surroundings. Most fences have a variety of picket top alternatives from which to choose. Choose the one that is most appropriate for your home and neighborhood. Take a look at the terrain as well. Choosing a fence style for a sloped yard is important since it will function well on an incline.

It is important to note that if you are building on a sloped environment, you have a couple of options for overcoming the challenge. More information can be found in this post.


What kind of budget do you have in mind?

There is a wood fence option for every use, every space, and every budget range. The cost of a wood fence varies depending on the type, species, and whether or not it is treated. This is something to keep in mind when you make your decision.

If you are unable to locate the ideal preassembled fence to meet your requirements, you can create your own bespoke fence design using individual wood fence components.