Picket fences have been a common site in American neighborhoods since the colonial times. They continue to be one of the most popular fence design options available today. Constructed from wood or vinyl, a picket fence is an attractive and functional addition to your yard.

The most common design of a picket fence is one in which the pickets are mounted vertically on a pair of parallel strips, one near the top and one near the bottom.  These strips are attached to poles driven into the ground. This type of fence is usually shorter than a privacy fence and traditionally, there is space between the pickets. However, if you prefer more privacy, the picket fence can be constructed with the pickets placed closer together.

For homeowners who like to have a more open and airy feel to their yard, picket fencing may be a better alternative than privacy fencing. Many people do not like the feeling of being boxed in and prefer to have unobstructed views of their surroundings.  Picket fencing is a good choice for those properties that back up to a beautiful natural area or common space because you are able to maintain your view.

Traditionally, picket fences have been constructed from wood. These beautiful fences have been a symbol of middle class American suburbia for many generations. You have probably heard the old adage about owning a house with a white picket fence. Wood fences can be painted white or any other color that you prefer. They can also be stained for a more natural look. Remember that paint and stain on a wood fence will fade and peel over time so you will need to repaint every few years.

In recent years, vinyl has become a popular choice for picket fences for a number of reasons. It is highly durable and usually comes with a guarantee. Vinyl is virtually maintenance free, which means you do not need to worry about repainting or staining. It comes in white as well as other colors. While the initial cost may be more than wood, it pays for itself in longevity. Your vinyl fence should remain in good condition for many years to come.

Picket fences can be designed to meet your individual preferences. From ornamental designs to a more traditional look, picket fences are a beautiful addition to any home. They are also quite functional as well. A picket fence will contain your pets and children safely in the yard. It will also prevent animals and strangers from entering your yard uninvited. You can install a fence to visually divide your property line from that of your neighbors. A fenced yard is more private and adds security to your property.

The cost of a picket fence will vary depending on the materials used, the amount of area you want fenced, and the design of the fence. It is always best to hire a professional fence builder for installation. He has the experience and training needed to ensure that your fence is installed securely and properly. A well-designed and professionally installed fence should last you for many years to come and will add value to your property.

Let Diversified Fence Builders of Greensboro, NC design and install a custom picket fence in your yard. Contact us for more information.