The ultimate goal of having wood privacy fences is to obscure the surrounding view of your Vienna VA home and property.
Types of Woods Used in Privacy Fences
While we offer many different woods, the most popular woods used in privacy fences are pine or cedar.
Height of Privacy Fences
The height of your fence is dependent on a a few different things: your need, the style of fence chosen, HOA or city requirements, and budget. Usually, privacy wood fences are somewhere between 5 to 7 feet above ground.
Styles of Privacy Fences
There are many styles of privacy fences to consider; the four most popular privacy fences in Vienna VA are Stockade, Shadowbox, Lattice, and Stockade plus Lattice.
Installed with the “good side” facing outward (horizontal rails facing inside), Stockade privacy fences are at least 6 ft. high. There are very small gap between the pickets, which have flat, rounded, or dog-eared tops.
Want to allow light and air movement? A Shadowbox privacy fence is a good option. Shadowbox fences have alternating pickets between inside and outside, and there is a picket’s width between each side’s picket. The staggered pickets ensure that while light and air can get through, nothing can be seen looking straight at the fence.
A wood Lattice fence offers privacy from a distance, and allows more air and light to come through than a Shadowbox fence. The Lattice fencing has a pattern of either 4-inch squares or diamonds in a grid with open spaces. Some homeowners are adding climbing vines to their Lattice fences to enhance style and privacy.
Looking to add light and air to a stockade fence? Top that stockade fence with a band of lattice about 12 to 18 inches tall.
For more information about wood privacy fences in Vienna VA, please contact Carter Fence. Since 1986, Carter Fence has been installing and servicing fences in Vienna VA and the rest of the Northern Virginia area — from tall wood privacy fences to decorative picket fences — and everything in between. Our expert team uses quality materials and advanced installation and design techniques to ensure you get the best fence for your needs.