Want A Pretty Fence? Choose A Picket Fence
Of the many wood fence designs that are available to choose from, one of the prettiest is a picket fence. It is a style of wood fence that is particularly suitable for a cottage style home and garden and it has many advantages.
To begin with it is quite low in height, so if the fence design you are looking for is a privacy fence design it is not the right one for you, but it does allow the sun and the light through so it is good for plants and flowers. It is a romantic looking fence design and evocative of the typical English country garden, especially when it is a white picket fence and has a little wood fence gate.
You need to know how to build a fence and a picket fence is constructed in a particular way. Supporting fence posts, which can have a shaped top to match the pickets, are fixed into the ground at quite large intervals and the ‘pickets’, upright pieces of wood, are held parallel with horizontal bars at the top and also at the bottom. The pickets can be quite plain or have a shaped top and there are many different picket fence designs depending on individual taste. They can be of varying heights – also within an individual fence if it is custom made – and it is possible to make the fence so that it will look the same from both sides.
While a wood picket fence is the traditional way of making these particular wood fence designs it is not the only option. Vinyl fencing has become popular and widespread and it has a lot going for it. It does not need to be looked after in the same way as it is impervious to the weather; it does not need annual painting and it is less likely to rot. Unless you get up quite close to them it is difficult to tell the difference between a wood picket fence and a vinyl fence.