Wood Fence Options For Your Home

8 December 2015
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Have you recently purchased a new home? Do you think that it's almost perfect, but still wish that the yard was more private? If your yard is unfenced, your neighbors and their animals may take it as an unspoken agreement to allow them to walk across your grass. Installing a fence will help keep anyone from using your yard as a shortcut. But since it can be difficult to decide exactly what type of fence will work best, here are some options that you may want to choose from:

Picket fence: This type of wood fencing is relatively simple and understated. Many types of picket fences will give your home a classic or old fashioned look. If your home is an antique Victorian era house, picket fencing can be a good way to add to your home's aesthetic appeal. Picket fences are often at shoulder height or lower, making them a good wood fencing choice for keeping people off your grass but not complete and total privacy. For maximum cuteness, you may need to repaint your fence every year, so you should keep this in mind before installing this type of fence.

Wood privacy fence: Unlike short and cute picket fences, privacy fences are often taller than most people. The boards are also placed extremely close together, to help prevent people from seeing or hearing anything that they shouldn't be able to. While it won't completely block out very loud sounds, this type of wood fencing can help to alleviate some of the noises that might happen around your home. For example, the excited screaming of children may seem almost non-existent while traffic noises may not seem diminished by much. 

Wood lattice fence: While most types of wood fencing are all about the wood used, wood lattice fences allow you to make a fence out of living plants. Depending on your fencing goals, you can create a fence out of annual plants, such as sweet pea vines, that need to be replanted every year. This can give your home an entirely different look every year, without needing to replace the fence itself. You may also choose to plant a perennial, such as ivy or climbing roses. Perennial plants will have the same look from year to year, but won't need as much work since they won't need to be replanted every spring. Also, climbing roses and the resulting thorns are a good choice if you want an aesthetically pleasing fence but also want one that deters people and animals from climbing on or over the fence.

For more information about fencing options, consider contacting a professional like those at Lindsey Fence Co.