A Texas wood fence is one of the most popular ways to add a beautiful, natural border to your home or property so if you’re thinking about installing or replacing a wood fence, you’re not alone!. A well-built wood fence can provide both privacy and curb appeal, and there is a fence style to suit everyone’s preferences and, of course, budget. Continue reading to find out more about some of the most popular styles that Texarkana Fence has installed for our customers.
Texas Wood Fence Styles and Designs
While the basic components of all fences are the same, their design and style can vary greatly. We can customize the style of our Texas wood fences to suit your specific needs, whether you want a classic, welcoming picket fence or a sturdy privacy fence. We also have options for pre-stained panels, different posts and gates to further customize the look of each fence. We provide a wide range of designs and styles to ensure that your fence reflects the exact aesthetic you’re looking for.
Shadowbox Wood Fence
This fence creates a distinct “shadow” effect by alternating pickets on both sides with a gap in between. When viewed from the front, the gaps make it appear solid. However, from an angle, you can see through to the other side, making it a semi-private option. It also allows air to flow through the pickets, which is beneficial in high winds. Another advantage of a shadowbox design is that each side looks identical, making it the ideal “good neighbor” fence.
Board-on-Board Wood Fence
This is a type of privacy fence made by attaching every other picket to the opposite side of the rail. The overlapping design results in a sturdy, solid fence that’s just as attractive from either side, though the additional material required adds to the cost. With no gaps or spacing between pickets, board-on-board fencing is great for those seeking maximum privacy. The pickets can be oriented vertically or horizontally, giving you additional options.
Side-by-Side Wood Fence
Another common privacy fence type, side-by-side fencing, butts the edge of each picket against the next to create a solid privacy fence. Just like board-on-board fencing, this can be installed horizontally or vertically with no overlapping.
Additional looks can be achieved with side-by-side by customizing the top portion of your fence with a common dog-ear top, scallop top, lattice, or even a cap and trim topper to add a finished look to the top of your fence.
Woven Panels Wood Fence
Basketweave and other woven fence panels are a unique decorative fence style that will make your fence stand out from the crowd. They do a good job of providing privacy and security, minimizing noise and wind, and providing a beautiful border around your property. Protecting this style of fence with stain or paint can be tricky because difficult to get into the weave crevices but the extra attention this style needs is worth it!
Split and Post Rail Wood Fencing
A split rail fence is a functional, rustic-style fence that can be used for decoration or for its practicality, making it popular for properties in rural areas, farms, and ranches. Split rail fences are often used to define a residential property line from the road and are most often used for ornamental purposes. Because split rail fences have large openings, they don’t work well to keep smaller animals, like dogs, in or out of the property unless you add additional wire panels, but they work well for large animals like horses or livestock. Split rail fencing is an economical choice for property owners who need to fence in entire tracts of land, like farmers or ranchers.
Long, smooth-cut rectangular timber rails suspended between large posts characterize post-and-rail fences. These fences do not have the rough-cut and rustic appearance of split rail fences. Horizontal posts are typically six feet apart and five feet tall. They can have two, three, or four horizontal rails to keep livestock from roaming and are generally considered functional rather than decorative.
Quality Materials for Texas Wood Fences
When you want your wood fence to last, then using the right materials is key. We use both pressure-treated pine and cedar for all of our projects. When compared to natural wood, pressure treated lumber will last far longer in any environment where it is exposed to the elements like consistent moisture. Its insect and fungal resistance also helps it to outlast natural wood, and because it tends to be denser that untreated wood products, it also has increased strength.
Cedar is known for its durability and its natural oils help the wood to resist rotting and decay. A cedar fence maintains its structural integrity for a long time – often longer than pressure-treated wood. Cedar is naturally insect resistant and withstands inclement weather conditions very well. The natural oils in the wood make it resistant to warping and shrinkage, so the cedar pickets are less likely to buckle or splinter. And of course, the stunning greyish patina that a cedar fence changes to with age is also a sought-after bonus!
Ready to Work With a Top-Rated Texas Fence Company?
The fence experts at Texarkana Fence want to create the perfect Texas wood fence style to suit your needs and show you why we are a favorite, top-rated fence company. Our friendly, knowledgeable fence professionals are ready to help answer any questions you may have. Call us at (903) 306-1358 or Contact Us online for prompt, courteous service!