Privacy Fence Ideas
Many people want their outdoor living area to be a private retreat where they can relax without interruption, which is what makes a privacy fence the ideal choice for homeowners across the Saint Louis area— but there’s so much more that you can do with one other than just privacy.
When it comes to privacy fencing, it’s important to focus on a few key areas that tie the entire yard together: your home’s design, landscaping challenges, and fencing dreams. We can help you execute on the ideas below while accounting for all of these areas.
Why a Privacy Fence?
- Balancing privacy and security in style – A privacy fence comes in many styles, colors, and heights, allowing you to custom-design an elegant fence that not only complements your yard but offers complete privacy from sight and sound. You also have the option to add fence gates with locks for added security.
- Best in Structure and Durability – Privacy fences come in a variety of heavy-duty materials, and when you choose a reputable company like Fence & Deck Depot to install it, you get high-quality products put in by experienced professionals, giving you peace of mind that you have a fence that will last for years.
- Boost Your Curb Appeal – These days, everyone is looking for a bit more privacy. So if you ever decide to sell your house, you can be sure that you can stand out from the rest with a beautifully designed and crafted privacy fence perfect for families and couples.
Now that you’ve chosen to install a privacy fence, check out some ideas below on how to customize it to your liking!
Privacy Fence Ideas
1. Install a Shadow Box Privacy Fence
Shadow box fences – sometimes referred to as board-on-board fences – are picket fences with staggered rows of boards. Each side of the fence rail has spaced apart boards, and each board spans the gap of the opposite side.
The most important utility a shadow box fence provides is security. This fence style effectively blocks out any view through the gaps of the staggered fence panels (especially at a distance) allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space more freely while still having privacy. Plus, a shadow box fence can withstand wind and other weather factors much better than fences with no gaps between boards.
2. Choose Wood
Wood fencing is a classic choice that provides both natural beauty and privacy. One of the major benefits of a wood privacy fence is that you can later stain or paint it to achieve the exact look you want.
You can choose from a few different materials when building your wooden fence. While we suggest Douglas fir and cedar most of all, the selection will depend on what you want to accomplish with your fence and your home’s environment.
We also offer multiple post support systems for your fence including wood and steel. For example, having our hidden steel fence post system means you’ll never have to replace a post again. After all, the wood posts are the most common area where fences fail over time. With a hidden steel post system, however, the life span of the new fence will greatly extend past the lifespan of the old fence. Plus, we provide an industry-leading lifetime manufacturer warranty,
3. Choose Vinyl
Vinyl is one of the most popular types of fencing materials for Midwestern fences. These boards mimic the look and feel of wood materials, but provide significant improvements. For example, it’s low-maintenance because it contains ultraviolet inhibitors that protect it from the sun, which will help your material maintain its structural integrity and keep its color longer. All you need is a quick scrub every so often, making a vinyl privacy fence a great investment for your home!
Not only are vinyl fence panels maintenance free, they’re also highly durable! Since vinyl doesn’t consist of organic materials (such as wood or metal), you won’t have to worry about rust or damage from insects, pests, or moisture. In addition to being resistant to deterioration, vinyl is strong and very hard to break. Vinyl fencing is also flexible, which allows it to hold up well in high winds.
4. Customize With Fencing Tops
Many types of privacy fences have decorations along the top to visually expand the backyard, add rustic charm, or just add personality to your fence without sacrificing privacy. You can choose the fence top that best suits the style of your fence and home.
- Arched picketing
- Lattice top
- Classic pointed picket
5. Go Horizontal
Horizontal privacy fences work well in both rural and urban spaces. They are made with slats that are parallel to the ground, instead of the more traditional vertical type. A horizontal privacy fence adds a timeless look, without making a statement too bold. They block views, while still letting some light into your yard.
6. Add Plants for a Beautiful Backyard Garden
Plant some flowers or ivy so that it can climb along the fence wall and give your home a cozy feeling when you look outside. Install hanging planters too to make the outdoor space seem more like an oasis than a backyard.
Helping You Get The Right Privacy Fence
Fence & Deck Depot has affordable prices without ever sacrificing quality and fine workmanship. Our professional fencing installation staff will be sure you get exactly what you want with a hassle-free, enjoyable experience.
We take a keen interest in every fence project, doing everything we can to provide accurate and professional advice. When you work alongside a representative, they help you determine the best fit for your home and your unique privacy fencing needs. We’ll help you determine the best materials for your fence design based on your home, goals, and budget.
In addition to providing the best expertise and labor in the Greater St. Louis area, we supply all the high-quality materials needed for a comprehensive project and to reach the fence height you’re looking for.
Contact us today to see how we can tailor the perfect fence for your yard!
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