You just can’t go wrong with wooden fences. There’s something about the natural atmosphere they bring, a beauty carved by grooves and rings, a little piece of the great outdoors right there at the threshold of your house. But what is a ‘wooden fence?’ There are so many wonderful styles of fence to choose from, when considering wood! Here are a few wonderful forms that your next beautiful wooden fence can be,
Stockade fences are tight-knit fences, with no space between their posts. Stockade fences often have pointed tops, like an arrowhead. This kind of fence is great for people with nervous pets, or for those who appreciate a greater level of privacy. Nervous pet owners will appreciate the safety and comfort they bring their pets, dogs in particular. Since stockade fences do not have any openings through which to spy out (or in!) of, you and your neighbors won’t be treated to a jittery round of barking every time Mrs. Smith passes by on her routine jog. The same logic applies to people looking in– a solid slab of wood makes for poor peeping material!
“Regular point” fences get their name from the common style of having space in between its posts, secured by a visible horizontal panel of wood on the top and bottom side of the fence. The fabled white picket fence is an example of this style. It’s a classic style that hasn’t lost any of its value as a comfortingly familiar presence in American neighborhoods.
Dog-ear cut fences are similar to regular point fences in that they both sport gaps between their posts. The difference is that dog ear fences have a much flatter top. This kind of fence has a calm feel to it, and is a good fit for people who value a fence’s aesthetic appeal over its practical one. Nobody’s going to get jabbed on the point of a dog ear fence if they try to climb over it, which could be a plus if you have rowdy children.
Gothic point fences are among the fancies kinds of wooden fence. Gothic point fences get their name from the diamond-shaped protrusion that each post sports. Gothic point fences are a must if for those seeking to give their home a dignified, refined sort of appeal. Their points are fashionable and practical, and won’t feel good for any intruder trying to hop the fence.
Concave fences get their name from the way the tops of their posts alternate in height. Concave fences make a curve with the decrescendo of their fence posts, ultimately resembling a wave, where the trough is in the middle of the fence.
Convex fences are stylistically opposite to concave fences. Whereas concave fences start tall on their edges and slope downward, convex fence posts curve upward in a smooth arc. The middle of the fence is the tallest point, giving the fence the shape of an arch.
All the different names for fence styles can get confusing, but knowing them can be a big help in relating which kind of fence you want to a professional. Now that you’re armed with the knowledge of which fence style is which, go forth and purchase the perfect fence for you! If you’re still on the fence as to whether or not you need a new fence, feel free to call us on our telephone number (1-800-221-6425) or visit us at one of our convenient locations in Swainsboro, Vidalia, Statesboro, or Sandersville. We’ll be happy to assist you in any way we can!