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How to Choose the Right Style of Fence for Your Property

When it comes to home improvement projects like fence installation or roof replacement, there are important details that can mean the difference between a job well done and a mediocre outcome. For fencing, aesthetics are every bit as important as functionality. Privacy fences can come in many different styles and builds, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

Read on as the remodeling experts at Gresham Roofing and Construction walk you through the different styles of fence builds to help you choose the best option for your home.

Solid Fence

If you’re looking for complete privacy, you can ask your general construction and roof repair contractor to help you build a solid fence. Solid wooden fence boards are spaced about ¼ inches apart to give the material enough space to expand and contract under different weather conditions. Solid fences offer great privacy, but they might not be the best choice for some homes.

Picket Fences

Board-on-board fences such as picket fences are known as the “good neighbor” fence because, unlike many solid fence styles, they look good on either side. Board-on-board fence spacing depends on how much privacy you want your fence to provide. This can range from an inch to about three inches apart, depending on the size of the board that you want to use.

Which Fence Should You Choose?

As with most other home improvement projects, your choice of which fence to build depends entirely on your preference. Solid fences offer excellent privacy should your property border public areas such as roads and highways, but they can be unsightly if you share boundaries with a neighbor. Board-on-board fencing is always great if you want a good looking yard and don’t mind the loss of a little bit of privacy.

Explore more fencing options with our professionals at Gresham Roofing and Construction, your trusted general construction and emergency roof service provider. Give us a call at (503) 492-7663 or fill out our contact form to schedule a design consultation and request a free estimate today.

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