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How Tall Should a Picket Fence Be?

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Picket fences come in a standard size, but it you really want to, you can create your own fence at a custom size.

You may think of a picket fence as a white fence surrounding a well-kept lawn in a suburban neighborhood. However, picket fences can vary greatly in their style, color, and height. They are also not always used in quaint residential neighborhoods. The height of a picket fence depends on its purpose and location.

The Purpose of Picket Fences

Picket fences consist of vertical “pickets” that are usually pointed at the top with two horizontal boards attaching the pickets and space left between each picket. Because of these spaces, the main goal of a picket fence is not to provide privacy but rather to add curb appeal. They also work well to keep children and pets contained, and they mix well with some clever gardening.

Size Matters

The mark of a privacy fence is that it is solid and tall to block as much view as possible. Because a picket fence is not solid and therefore not meant to provide privacy, it is also not made to be very tall. Most picket fences are only three to four feet tall and sections are about eight feet wide.

Use the Right Materials

For all of America’s history, wood has traditionally been the fencing material of choice. While wood does have a one-of-a-kind natural beauty, it does have to be protected from mold and moisture damage as well as consistently repainted or restained. If you don’t want to handle the high maintenance requirements of wood, then vinyl is a nice alternative. Vinyl fences have all the appeal of a wood picket fence without the demanding maintenance requirements. Some homeowners choose to make their own wood pickets if they desire a taller fence; the downside of a vinyl fence is that it does not afford the same luxury.

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.

The experienced and professional team of Hercules Fence can help guide you through the process and design the perfect fence for your home or business. We are the residential and commercial fencing experts.

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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