Designing Your Fence: Tips on Building the Right Fence for You

by | Apr 7, 2017 | Fence Contractor

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A good fence makes for a good neighbor. It is a common saying, and there is a lot of truth to it as well. However, what makes a good fence? Well that is going to depend a lot on where you are, and what you are building your fence for. Some common designs of fences include picket fences, privacy fences, and chain link fences. All of these are going to work in some scenarios, but will also have limitations in others.

Picket Fencing

A picket fence is going to be great at marking off your property. It creates a barrier between either your property and your neighbors, or between your property and public land. The usually white, waist high wood fence in Chicago is part of the picturesque ideal of the American home. It however, is only going to be good at marking property. A picket fence is not very secure, and it also does not provide any privacy. With this in mind, a picket fence is generally going to be used in front yards where privacy and security are less of a concern.

Privacy Fences

Privacy fences can be a little unappealing to the eye. It does, however, provide better security and privacy making it a great choice for a backyard. Privacy fencing is constructed using closely spaced wooden planks to create a wall like structure. Heights of 6 feet or more let your backyard feel secluded from the rest of the world, and can keep deter thieves somewhat.

Chain Link Fences

Chain link is often thought of as very industrial. It requires much less maintenance than other types of fencing, and it is also less costly. While it provides great security, it does not provide much privacy, and is not going to match to many neighborhood styles. It is a great answer for other applications, such as dog runs or around gardens, and of course for industrial usage.

When you are looking to build a wood fence in Chicago check out Top Line Fence for more information.