HORIZONTAL WOOD PRIVACY (6’ tall)

HORIZONTAL WOOD PRIVACY (6-8’ tall)

Horizontal wood privacy fences are a perfect match for homeowners who like mixing modern design with elegance. They are a refreshing take on the typical vertical wood fences because the planks are placed horizontally instead of vertically.

A lot of young homeowners choose this type of fence. It’s the desired design for all contemporary backyards and neighborhoods. As with every fence, you can upgrade it by adding lattice, kickboards, and other fence decorations.

 

VERTICAL VS HORIZONTAL WOOD PRIVACY FENCES

Unlike vertical wood fences, horizontal ones only have boards and posts. To prevent sagging, fencers typically leave six feet between posts.

Because there are no stringers, fencers use less wood to build these fences, so they are also more eco-friendly. Another benefit of horizontal fences is that they are more weatherproof than vertical ones. A vertical wood’s fence ends face upward, which makes it more vulnerable to weather. Horizontal ones don’t have this issue, so they are more resistant to cracking and other types of damage.

However, the space between horizontal planks is bigger than between vertical ones. Even though this fence will isolate your property, people from the outside will still be able to take a peek through the small gaps.

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT?

Even though it has wider gaps than vertical fences, a horizontal wood fence can protect your family and provide the privacy you need. We especially recommend it for smaller backyards because the horizontal boards will visually expand the space and make it look wider. The horizontal boards are also ideal for adding decorations along your fence, whether it’s Christmas décor or an ivy vine.

But, if you want to make the most out of it we suggest mixing it with other materials or fence types. For example, you can combine the horizontal wood planks with stone pillars, hog-wire panels, vertical gardens, live fences, and even frosted glass fence panels.

When choosing horizontal wood boards, you should pay attention to material quality, size, and color. The fence should complement the rest of your property and it should withstand the test of time and weather. At Chattanooga, we only use high-quality fence materials. Contact us to find out more about your options. Our team is ready to make your ideal fence come to life!

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