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How Board–on–Board Fence Offers Aesthetics and Privacy in Great Falls, VA
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Quality Board-on-Board Fence in Great Falls, VA by Hal Co Fence
Are you considering adding a privacy fence somewhere on your property? If so, congratulations! They make a wonderful addition to most any property, will give your home more curb appeal and give you, your family, and your friends a nice cozy place in your yard to enjoy the fantastic views the area has to offer. Also, having a secluded area on your property gives you the freedom to just relax and entertain in relative privacy. That’s good news all around.
Hal Co is a reputable fence contractor serving Great Falls, VA residents for over 30 years. We offer:
Quality design, selection, installation and related services for your fence in Great Falls, VA following the highest safety procedures and industry standards.
In partnership, we will evaluate your fence project requirements and develop a comprehensive installation plan.
Personalized customer service before, during and after installing your fence in Great Falls, VA to minimize your disruption and maximize your comfort.
Before you spend any money, though, have you considered the option of adding a board–on–board fence on your Great Falls, VA property instead, or perhaps a shadowbox fence?
If you’re not sure what those other options are exactly, then perhaps a better place to start is to back up and outline how they’re different and how they’re the same.
Let’s start with similarities. All three types of fencing we just mentioned, the conventional privacy fence, the shadowbox fence, and the board on board fence, do the same basic thing. They all provide a fair amount of privacy, and they look fantastic while doing it. That said, there are differences worth talking about.
The biggest drawback to the conventional privacy fence is an aesthetic one. The fence looks great if you’re outside the fenced–in area and looking at it, but everybody inside the fenced–in area is looking at the back of the fence, and it’s not as attractive by a longshot.
For many people, that’s not the end of the world, but if aesthetics are important to you, and given the fact that as the owner of the fence, you’ll probably be doing a lot of entertaining, that means you’ll be spending a lot of time looking at the relatively unattractive backside of the fence.
Shadowbox fences give you a quick, easy fix for the aesthetic issue without costing you an arm and a leg, as in most cases, they’re no more expensive than a conventional privacy fence. These types of fences see the fence boards placed in an alternating pattern, first on one side and then on the other. Building the fence in this manner gives it a consistent aesthetic, regardless of which side of the fence you’re on, but there is one drawback:
The way that the shadowbox fence is designed, there are small gaps that allow someone standing outside the fence to peek through and get a glimpse at the people on the inside, making it not quite as private as a conventional fence. The gaps aren’t huge but they are there. That’s the tradeoff: A better, more consistent aesthetic for the loss of a bit of privacy. If you place a premium on privacy, then a shadowbox fence is simply a nonstarter.
Fortunately there is a solution. If you install a board–on–board fence on your Great Falls, VA property, you get the best of both worlds. It offers the consistent aesthetic of the shadowbox fence, but the construction is a bit different, and the board on board fence winds up being one solid piece with no gaps, which gives you the same level of privacy that a conventional privacy fence offers.
Given all that, which one sounds like a better fit for you? Whether you decide you want a board–on–board fence on your Great Falls, VA property or one of the other options, we’ve got you covered. As the #1 fencing company in the region, nobody can match the skill and experience of our craftsmen.
In fact, if you already have an older fence that needs some TLC and you’re interested in restoring it to its former glory, rather than having a new fence installed, we can help with that too. Here, the rule of thumb is that if the fence is 30% damaged or less, it’s more cost–effective to restore rather than replace.
Of course, we do a lot more than install board–on–board fences for our clients in Great Falls, VA. If you’ve got a porch on your house that has begun to show its age, we can restore that to like–new condition for you, or, if you don’t yet have a porch, but it’s something that’s been on your home improvement wish list for a while, we’ve got you covered there too.
Porches tend to be highly custom jobs, however, and as such, they’re bigger projects than most people realize. There are a lot of elements to consider where a custom porch is concerned, including:
Where do you want it? (front porch, back porch, side porch, or something that wraps partway, or even all the way around your home).
Will your dream porch tie into a deck or require a walkway to connect it to a driveway or similar, or is it to be a standalone project?
What materials should we use in the construction of the porch? – Here, most people opt for pressure–treated lumber, but it’s possible to build the porch using some type of composite material, which tends to be more expensive initially but has the advantage of less year–to–year maintenance.
Will you need steps or safety rails? Where will those be, and what will they look like?
Columns? What should they look like?
Again, a lot to consider, and the questions above certainly aren’t an exhaustive list, but that should get your mind turning on the subject. We’ll work with you closely to capture as many details as possible and make sure we understand your vision so that what we build is exactly what you want.
We even do screened porches, which have enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years. They’re a great way to entertain family and friends, enjoying the great outdoors without having to worry that the creatures from the great outdoors will start enjoying your guests!
That’s not all, though; we also do decking, both repairs and custom jobs, in the event that you don’t yet have a deck but have always wanted one.
As with the comments on custom porches above, a custom deck build is a very complex and involved project, and in fact, there are even more elements to consider where custom decking is concerned. There are no cookie–cutter solutions where decking is concerned. Each deck is a reflection of the personality of the person having it built and the unique traits of the home and property it’s being built on.
The lay of the land around your home may require that your deck exist on 2–3 (or more) levels that step down gradually into your yard, or you may have your heart set on extras like built–in seating and hidden storage. The sky’s the limit where decking is concerned!
The bottom line is that whatever your needs are where your outdoor spaces are concerned, we’re here for you. If you want an ornate wrought iron fence to enclose a secret garden, we can do that. If you’re looking for a simple white picket fence, we can certainly help, and of course, if you’ve got your heart set on having a board–on–board fence installed on your Great Falls, VA property, we’ll be happy to help with that as well.
If you know you want something but you’re struggling to see it clearly in your mind’s eye, we’d recommend spending some time browsing the extensive collection of photos we keep elsewhere on the site. These are other projects we’ve completed in the area, and taking a look at this will not only give you the opportunity to see the quality of our workmanship for yourself, but will also give you all sorts of great ideas for your own project.
If you’ve been dreaming of making some improvements to the exterior of your home for a long while now, and you’ve reached the point where you’re ready to start turning those dreams into reality, help is just a phone call away. Give our office a call and share your vision with us. We’d love the opportunity to work with you, and we can’t wait to help you make those dreams come to life. Call us today.
The Residents of Northern Virginia and the Washington DC Metropolitan Area
With almost 40 years of experience, we are a family owned and operated fence and custom deck contractor committed to providing the highest quality products and unparalleled service available in Stafford County VA, Faquier County VA, Dumfries VA, Great Falls VA, Leesburg VA, Manassas VA and Reston VA...