Privacy fences do a remarkable job of blocking the view into your yard. This attribute is useful in both directions, whether you want to shield your kids from strangers or keep your dog from going bonkers. Making your fence into a true barricade for your property takes some dedication and ingenuity. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of easy-to-follow suggestions for ways to optimize your privacy fence’s design and functionality!
The Fundamental Elements of a Wooden Privacy Fence
What do wooden fences look like, typically speaking? By that same token, what are the parts of a privacy fence that are commonly deployed around homes? These are big and bold questions. First of all, think about which posts you want to use. These vertical components support the fence and keep them upright no matter how bad the weather outside gets. Hasty construction and assemblage undermine the stability and integrity of the fence, especially when poor-quality wood is chosen for it.
Horizontal railings also have a significant impact on the practicality of your newly installed fence. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be able to configure in-fill panels or boards. While all wooden fences include top and bottom rails, not all of them incorporate middle rails.
Since we already mentioned in-fill panels and boards, we might as well explain what they are. Vertical in-fill panels and boards are the components that most commonly screen the yard from the outside world. However, since they are the easiest to see, you’ll want to pay extra careful attention to them when it comes time for basic repairs or more extensive maintenance.
Choosing the Most Suitable Species of Wood
As we are on the subject already, we’d like to give you some further information about the lumber used for wooden fences. Whether they are intended to be privacy fences or not, wooden fences have varying levels of durability, resilience, and ability to repel troublesome insects. Redwood is durable and reliable. Pine, fir, and spruce are surprisingly tough, and pressure-treated wood is synthetic but viable options. Although they’re more expensive, the tradeoff is that they aren’t as high-maintenance.
Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach
Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry. We can offer you the best in ornamental steel, chain link, wooden fences, and more. Our dedicated teams of fencing professionals are highly trained, skilled, and experienced in providing quality fence installations of any type. We’ll work with you to find a fence that best suits your needs and budget.
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