Choosing a Fence

Selecting the type of fence to use in your design can be daunting, as even though there are only a few types of fence usage, there is seemingly an endless selection of materials, styles, designs, colors, sizes and other options to choose from.

 

Fear not, we will assist you in choosing the right fence for your application. With our extensive experience and sense of design, we can walk you through the options and best practices, as well as make suggestions as to what works best in your particular situation.

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Wee keep in mind the pricing and quality of the options when making suggestions, and will be happy to offer a variety of proposals for you to consider. With all that in mind, see the major types of fencing available below:

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Decorative

Choices for decorative fencing include white picket, post and rail, and wrought iron.

White picket are typically used for low perimeter definition and aesthetic appeal.

Post and rail fences are generally used in farm settings for livestock separation such as horses and cattle.

Wrought Iron fences can also provide security, depending on the style and height.

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Security

Chain-link fence is the first one people think of when they want security, but wrought iron fences can also fill that role.

Chain link fence comes in several heights, from 4 to 10 feet, and light, medium and heavy gauges for strength.

For added security, chain link can be reinforced, as well as topped by barbed or razor wire.

Wrought iron, while visibly more appealing than chain link, can provide almost as much security, depending on size, spacing and toppings (think of sharp spikes!)

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Privacy

Privacy fences are available in several styles and colors.

Wooden privacy fences are lower in cost, come in shadowbox, stockade, and board-on-board styles. They can be pressure-treated or cedar, painted, stained or left to weather naturally. Some maintenance is required.

Vinyl or PVC fences come in multiple color choices, textures and styles, which include shadowbox, vertical batten, and divided rail.

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Some South Florida communities restrict which privacy fence styles can be used due to hurricane-centric building codes.

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Swimming Pool

Your family's safety is our top priority when it involves swimming pools.

If you have anyone who might accidentally get into your swimming pool and is not a strong swimmer, you should seriously consider a swimming pool security fence.

We have several types of fencing systems, some of which are removable for ease of access, but reinstall quickly when the swimming is done. All our systems have locking gates that resist small children's attempts to open them.

Choosing a Fence for your Garden

Here is an article from Gardening Magazine on how to choose a Garden Fence:

Garden fencing can serve many purposes, but one of the best is to accent and define areas of your garden. Whether you choose a six or twelve inch high border edging, or stand a section of post and rail garden fencing in the center of a sweep of lawn, garden fencing can add a beautiful accent to your landscaping.
Wood lattice makes attractive garden fencing that affords some privacy while allowing glimpses of the garden. Lattice boards set into a wooden privacy fence add a whole new design dimension to the frontage of your garden. A single width of lattice fencing can provide a screen or windbreak, and support for any climbing vines.
Set a lattice panel at the edge of the garden nearest the house and train morning glories to climb it to provide a scenery wall outside a kitchen or bedroom window, or create a simple arbor with two full height lattice panels set six to eight feet apart. Use thick garden twine to create a ‘bridge’ for vines to climb across and form a living ‘roof’.
Border edging is another extremely versatile garden fencing option. Think outside the perimeter. You can use wire garden fencing to create smaller accents within a garden plot, or outline one corner or end of a garden with cast iron border edging.
Cedar shakes or redwood blocks can be used to create curved borders for slightly raised garden beds, or serve as a backdrop over which to spill some draping plants. Create a zigzag border of decorative low picket garden fencing and plant zinnias or marigolds in the V-shaped ‘teeth’ for a unique look.
Garden fencing can be used to create a beautiful background for patio dining. Choose a metal trellis and install it just off the patio edge behind the table and dining set. Twine climbing roses up over it to create an accent that defines the edge of the patio and creates an elegant, tasteful accent to your patio and garden at the same time.
Wrought-iron or cast-iron fences tend to be ornate, which suits more formal, historic houses, such as Victorians, or high-end urban homes. Today, similar styles are available in powder-coated steel, anodized aluminum or composite materials that are much more affordable and easier to maintain.
Stone fences, which are the oldest known type of fencing, make great garden walls or boundary markers around traditional homes, such as Colonials and Cape Cods, when built with native stone. Dry-stacked walls stay together with the help of gravity and friction.
The picket fence, a low, decorative style used to define property rather than secure it, is a universally popular style flexible enough to work with almost any home. There are many variations on the picket fence, including the Federal style, which features scalloped pickets and decorative finials.