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Wood fencing is the traditional choice for fencing around your Northern Virginia home, and the fence of choice for many homeowners. But knowing what type of wood fence to choose is an important part of planning and landscape design. The options are plentiful, but the decision is typically based on two considerations — form and function.
The function of the fence basically addresses the purpose of the fence. Why do you need the fence? Simply for decoration, to keep pets and small children in (or out) of your yard or to protect small children and pets from areas such as around an in-ground swimming pool?
In some cases, there is a happy medium between form and function, but unfortunately this cannot always be the case. For example, a chain-link fence or similar type of fence does a great job at protecting your property and provides a barrier, but it really is not much to look at. So in this situation you may choose function over form.
When you focus on the form — or the look and feel — of a fence, and you want a wood fence consider the potential compatibility of the fence with your home and the landscape design. For example, a split-rail wood fence is designed in a rough and rugged aesthetic. Utilizing rough and rugged posts and rails gives a rustic feel often associated with ranch-style homes and landscapes of the southwest. In comparison, picket-style wood fences are a great fit for cottage-style home and landscape designs inspired by English cottage gardens.
For more information on choosing the right wood fence for your Northern Virginia property, contact the area’s leading wood fence company — Halco Fence Co. Serving all of the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. area, our team of professionally trained and experienced installation experts specialize in custom wood fences.