If you want additional security and privacy for your outdoor space, adding a fence could be the perfect solution. The right fence will complement the overall look of your yard, while meeting your family’s needs. Discover various fence styles and find out how to choose fences to match your backyard aesthetic.
A traditional style, the picket fence works well for corralling pets and small children. Its tall, pointed boards are often white-washed, though you can choose any color you like.
If you’re going for a classic look for your home and backyard, the picket fence could be the perfect choice. It lends itself well to a neat, tidy aesthetic, including a pleasant outdoor space with neatly trimmed grass and a carefully maintained flowerbed or two.
While it doesn’t offer much privacy, the picket fence enables a limited view of what’s beyond it, and it is typically low enough for you to chat with your neighbor across the top.
Very similar to a picket fence, a convex fence has panels spaced a little way apart. However, instead of the typical pointed peaks, it features gentle arching curves along the top edge, like waves undulating around the yard.
The convex fence offers a more fanciful and fun alternative to the classic picket fence. For a relaxed outdoor area, this style supplies just enough security and partial privacy while maintaining a sense of community and neighborliness.
The lattice fence works well for yards with a slightly wilder, English-garden type of aesthetic. The crisscross structure allows breezes to pass through while confining pets and animals.
Depending on the design, the lattice fence may offer more privacy than the picket fence. Some designs incorporate a solid lower panel with a latticed section along the top.
If you’re a fan of the rustic look, try a split-rail fence. These basic fences feature unfinished, rough beams, pushed through holes cut in upright posts. This kind of fence won’t block the neighbor’s view or keep your pet in the yard, but it will delineate the margins of your property and provide some aesthetic interest.
A basic steel fence is the perfect complement to a more formal yard. Its height, durability, and balanced lines lend elegance and gravitas to a space. Use the steel fence to contrast bountiful flowerbeds, to enclose a crisp, neat yard, or to encircle a garden area that needs plenty of sun.
Steel fences also provide security, since the bars are placed close enough together that the average person cannot squeeze between them. They are typically high, with a gated access point; so if safety is a concern for you, consider this multi-functional, aesthetically pleasing option.
Solid Wood Fence
Also called a “stockade fence,” the solid wood fence is made of tall, wide boards set right against each other, so that no one can see through. The top edge may be either blunted or pointed.
This kind of fence is ideal for families that value privacy. You could use it to enclose a backyard that features a pool, a children’s play area, or a private outdoor entertainment space.
Keep in mind that the stockade fence, while a more secure and private style, also limits some of the sunshine and breezes from reaching your yard at certain times of the day.
As you’re preparing to fence in your yard, remember to consult with Kurtz Bros., Inc. about planning, landscaping, and ordering supplies. We’re happy to support you through each step of the fencing process.