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6 Wood Fence Types and Their Best Applications

Wood Fence Types Hercules Fence Newport News

Any homeowner can find a wood fence that complements their lifestyle and property.

Today we will go over six wood fence types and their best applications. Wood fences are forever a fan favorite because of their affordability and classic charm. Who knew that there were so many wooden fence types and so much that you could do with them? The benefit of this is that any homeowner can find a wood fence that complements their lifestyle and property. Let us know if any of these fence types interest you. 

Picket Fence

Wood picket fences usually are about 3 to 4 feet high. Picket fences get their name for having widely-spaced pointed pickets at the top of them. This fence’s structure discourages climbing, and its best applications are front yards, gardens, and pool enclosures. 

Post and Rail Wood Fence

This fence type is typically very affordable. It’s best for penning livestock, but you can also use it for stand-out demarcation purposes between properties. If your goal is to set up boundaries or enclose fields, this wood fence will work for you. 

Lattice Fence

The lattice fence structure involves crisscrossing strips of lath (a thin, flat strip of wood), allowing air and light to pass through your yard. Commonly, homeowners use lattice fences as the perfect screen for climbing plants such as ivy. The best applications for lattice fences are gardens, decks, patios, and pools.

Louver Wooden Fences

Vertical louvers or staggered boards aid in privacy and seclusion, looking at them straight on, but airflow still comes through the side of this fence type. You can use louvers as the perfect complement to pools, decks, parking pads, and patios. 

Vertical Boards

This structure involves overlapping fence boards without any gaps to ensure privacy. Consider this fence type as a windbreaker as well. You have to consider that this is ideal in the winter but not so much during winter. Ideal applications for this type of fencing include keeping out nosy neighborhoods and being a sound barrier. 


A composite wood fence includes sawdust boards and a plastic blend with solid wood posts and rails. You should go for this option if you’re looking for a wood alternative that comes in colors that resemble real wood. Vinyl is an excellent alternative to wood as well.

If adding a residential fence to your home is on your resolutions list, give Hercules Fence a call. 

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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