A privacy fence is a popular option for many people who wish to enjoy their property without worrying about intruding animals, people, or any unwanted attention. If you are considering installing a privacy fence on your property, you should know that privacy fences, although large and sometimes formidable, have several design options available to fit the look of your home or property. Read on to explore the various privacy fence design options available and what makes each design unique.
Board-on-Board, or Shadowbox, Privacy Fence Design
This design is one of the most popular privacy fence design options. Boards are placed on alternating sides of the central rail, which creates an overlapping pattern that looks the same on both sides.
The boards are placed close enough to eliminate gaps between the boards, blocking direct views through the fence. However, the gaps are large enough to allow breezes to pass through the fence. Sometimes, visibility through the gaps is possible at a specific angle. The simple construction method makes this privacy fence one of the least expensive designs.
Lock Board Privacy Fence
This fence has boards that fit together “tongue-and-grooves” style to create a solid panel that completely blocks the view. This clean, uniform design can follow the contours of a hilly property and fits well with most home designs. Its solid design also blocks airflow, which is suitable for windy areas.
Convex Fence Design
A convex fence is built from side-by-side boards that have heights that rise and fall in a wave pattern. The boards can be placed closer together, for full privacy, or further apart to allow breeze gaps. This fence is simple and graceful in appearance, which makes it a great addition to many upscale home designs.
This charming, homey privacy fence design has the top of each fence board cut down on either side to give them a rounded shape. The boards are placed side by side to create an interesting and appealing visual pattern.
Stockade Privacy Fence
If your security is a primary concern, the stockade privacy fence design may be your best choice. This fence is made up of side-by-side boards that have a sharply pointed top. This design creates a jagged edge along the top of the fence, which discourages would-be climbers.
A lattice privacy fence design is created from narrow boards installed in an open criss-cross pattern. This is one of the more decorative privacy fence designs. It offers limited privacy, but if you train a climbing vine to attach to the fence, you can find yourself with a much more eye-catching, green privacy fence.
Residential Fences for Your Home from Hercules Fence DC
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