Gemma Francesca. fence design. January 14th , 2018.
When selecting amongst a variety of fence designs and materials, your chief concerns will be of form and function. Form, as you know is the stylistic and aesthetic appearance of your fence. Some fencing materials are incredibly beautiful, such as a deep wood grain with a custom stain to create the perfectly complimentary color to your existing landscaping, or an ornate wrought iron fence to portray an image of stately elegance. Consider corrugated tin for a rustic, bohemian look or even pickets to create an air of Southern charm. Function primarily deals with the practical purpose for the fence. Will your fence keep animals in or out? Is it meant to minimize the visual lines into your property, giving you maximum privacy? Will it support vine plants or other elements in your current or future landscaping? These are your functional considerations.
Every fence will serve a different purpose. Only the person who is ordering the fence will know what they want the fence for. They have a lot of designs that could work better for certain types of fence too. A picket fence looks cute to some people. They want something that is going to be decorative, yet serve the purpose that it needs to serve. Not all fencing is used to show a property boundary either. In many places, having a fence can increase the value of the property too. This is something that everyone will want to do. They have many options to consider. Some people will order based on a certain budget, while others are going to order based on what they want and need.
Depending on the homeowner’s end goal and the style of the house itself, wood fences can sometimes fill the need for both form and functionality. For instance, if your chief purpose is to have a semblance of privacy or to add visual appeal to your home, there are many wooden fence styles that can address these requirements. For others, the choice is not so clear-cut. When endeavoring to provide as much security as possible to one’s property, a metal or stone fencing would be more appropriate under the circumstances, disregarding the fact that wooden fencing may be a better fit for the style of your house.
The most common style of privacy fence is the basic, treated pine, privacy fence which is made by simply butting pickets together so that it’s difficult to see between them. This is the style that you see used in most neighborhoods to give homeowners privacy in their backyards. A lot of people have the misconception that once they get one of these fences built that nobody will be able to see through the fence. This is not the case most of the time. Pressure treated wood has a tendency to shrink as it dries out. This means that even if your fence is built with all the boards touching tight together, gaps will eventually form between the pickets in almost all cases.
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