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Should You Have a Picket Fence Installed?

Hercules Fence of Washington DC Picket Fence
The traditional white picket fence is still iconic and stunning, but there are more options available now.

A quintessential element of the American Dream is the white picket fence. These fences were white wood when they became a sign of success for working Americans. Picket fences are not as sought after as they once were, but now they come in an array of materials and colors. They can be tailored to your tastes and the look of your property, elevating the curb appeal of your home and making all of your neighbors jealous.


There’s no denying that picket fences are cute. A traditional white wood picket fence offers a highly traditional look, but picket fences are not limited to this aesthetic anymore. Picket fences now come in many varieties, so you can find the one that looks just right for your property.


Picket fences are traditionally made of wood that is then painted, which is a fun project for DIYers or families with children. However, a picket fence can also be vinyl, steel, or aluminum. Metal fences can be galvanized to maintain the look of their raw materials, or powder coated in any number of colors and finishes for the perfectly customized picket fence. Planks generally come in the traditional picket style with the pointed top, or dog ear style which is flat at the top. They can also be built to be level at the top or scalloped, which uses planks of varying sizes lined up to create dips.


A picket fence isn’t the most secure fencing option, but they are popular for front lawns because they create a barrier that is pleasing to look at. This barrier deters people from walking onto your property, especially in areas where they are not welcome. It can help guide your guests straight to your door, or keep neighborhood dogs out of your garden.

Easy Installation

Picket fences are one of the easiest fences to install. They can even be DIYed by those with a little bit of skill and the right tools and materials. If you want a professionally installed picket fence, most options won’t be overly expensive, will install very quickly, and will look amazing when finished.

Commercial Fences from Hercules Fence DC

Hercules Fence DC has been providing property owners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. We have extensive experience working with families and pet owners to keep the most important members of their home safe, so call us today about installing a new pet fence for your family. Contact us by giving us a call at 301-441-1600 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.

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