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4 Picks for Picket Fences

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Picket fences are a classic choice when it comes to fencing.

Picket fences are a classic choice when it comes to fencing. However, were you aware that there are over 100 styles when it comes to picket fence options? While there are many styles to choose from, we will go over four of the most popular picks. You’ll discover that specific picket fence types work better with particular architecture. 


What’s ideal about traditional picket fences is that it complements any home’s architecture. The clean lines of a conventional picket are classic and blend in well with older homes. However, simultaneously this option can modernize a home as well. 

French Gothic 

French Gothic picket fences have decorative tops that work well with a Victorian home or any home that’s highly decorative, colorful, or is reminiscent of the 1800s. French Gothic pickets also work well for Edwardian dwellings, a house that tends to be more expansive and roomier than Victorian homes with red brickwork and a porch with wooden frames. While this type of picket is available at box stores, it’s best to hire an established and reputable fencing company such as Hercules Fence to build the customized fence you deserve. If you want your French Gothic picket fence to look even more unique, you can alternate with plain boards. 


A dog-eared picket fence refers to a flat board that has tapered edges. If you have a modern home, this is the ideal selection. Craftsman home complement dog-eared picket fences because this style of home isn’t ornate. It’s a more natural style. If you want a dog-eared fence to stand out, varying the space between its boards helps. 


Square picket fences can vary in height. Some reach a middle rail making them ideal for any style of home. However, taller square picket fences can appear more decorative, which may better suit a Victorian-Style home. 

Questions to Ask When Choosing Any Fence Style

  1. What is my home’s architecture?
  2. How much space do I have around my property?
  3. Do I want my fence to stand out or blend into the background?
  4. Do I need a high-security fence that will keep in my children and pets?
  5. What option is the most affordable for me? 

If you need help picking out the perfect picket or residential fence? Call Hercules Fence of Newport News today! 

Get in Touch With Hercules Fence Today

Hercules Fence has experience with nearly every type of residential and commercial fencing material imaginable, from wood and aluminum to chain link, vinyl, steel, and even temporary fencing. We have developed a reputation for quality work and fair, competitive prices. Hercules Fence is ready to serve you from six convenient locations. We have offices in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.

If you have any questions about finding your dream fence or fence maintenance, you can contact Hercules Fence today by calling (757) 316-3600 or visit FencesNewportNews.com today for a free quote.

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