In general, privacy fences obscure the surrounding view of your Vienna VA home and property. Privacy fences have a height of at least 5 feet from the the ground, with some fences as high as 7 feet above ground. There are different styles of wood privacy fences to choose from; here are 4 options to consider:
A stockade type of fence is 6 high or taller, and has a slight gap between pickets and pickets that have flat, rounded or dog-eared tops. The pickets are installed facing out so your neighbors and people passing along a sidewalk or street see the good side of the fence.
Unlike a stockade fence – which has all pickets on one side of the horizontal rails – a shadowbox fence has pickets which are alternated. As you look at one side of the fence, you can see there is a picket’s width between the pickets. The pickets on the opposite side are also a picket’s width apart, and these are staggered to between the pickets on the first side, in order to close the gap between the two sides. Homeowners who choose the shadowbox style of privacy fencing are looking to allow light and air to pass through the fence.
A wood lattice fence offers privacy from a distance, and allows air and light to come through. The lattice fencing has a pattern of either 4-inch squares or diamonds in a grid with open spaces. Some homeowners choose to add climbing vines to their lattice fences in order to create a “green” privacy fence.
Stockade + Lattice
Homeowners looking to add light and air to a stockade fence can have it topped 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.