Wood Fencing Styles
There are many styles of wooden fences to choose from. Your options range from beautiful custom fences to cost effective pre-built fences. A few of your options include Board-on-Board, Side-by-Side, Steel post, Cedar post, and many more.
A Titan Fence specialist can work with you on deciding which combination of styles and design best compliment the look and needs of your home or office.
Board on Board Fence
This premium style utilizes cedar boards overlapping each other for increased privacy.
This unique style utilizes cedar boards installed horizontally instead of vertically which creates a modern look.
Split Rail / Ranch Rail
Other Types of Wood Fencing
Lattice Wood Fence
Lattice fences are primarily decorative and usually only 4′ high. Available in Square or Diamond.
Solid Board is the simplest and most common styles of fencing using one board next to the other. There are many picket detail options available such as dog-ear, arch, scallop, and gothic.
Dog Ear: A simple, traditional and affordable topper accent. Picket tops are cut at angles to form a “dog-ear” shape. Pickets can be solid or spaced evenly apart to allow greater airflow. The dog-ear style can be added as topper to existing or custom-built wood fencing systems. This style is simple to add to wood components but a time-saver if ordered as wooden fence panels.
Other Options: Vertical Board, Convex, Estate Plank, Lock Board, Stockade, and Gothic.
Wood Fences Types (materials)
One of the first choices you must make is selecting the appropriate wood type for your fence. As longtime residents of the North Texas area, we know which types perform best in the North Texas climate. Remember all wood fencing material requires maintenance and upkeep to maintain its look. This includes periodic staining and painting.
Western Red Cedar
Known for its rich grain and vibrant colors, Western Red Cedar offers excellent stability and endurance. This resilient building material contains natural oils that resist insects, erosion and decay. Red cedar lays flat, stays straight, and is less likely to warp and crack than other wood-fencing products. Properly finished and maintained, red cedar ages well and lasts for decades even in the harsh Texas heat, humidity, and cold. These attributes make it a preferred material for indoor and outdoor building applications. Red Cedar can be stained for added protection or to match your home’s color.
This affordable wood fence option is great for your budget. Spruce and pine are known as “whitewood” trees and display a gleaming white look after construction. Because it’s not as naturally durable as cedar, untreated spruce fairs poorly in the Texas heat and humidity. Thus, we recommend treating this wood fencing type with oil-based stains and sealants that work to resist warping, cracking, insect infestations, and other elements of decay. We also recommend installing kick boards and steel posts to raise the fence pickets a few inches above ground level. This prevents damage from ground moisture. Life expectancy of a spruce or pine-based wood fence is between 8 and 10 years.
For more information about wood fencing, contact us at (940)-365-9999 and we would be happy to answer any questions!