A Shadowbox Fence in Manassas, VA Offers a Consistent Look on Both Sides

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Create an Eye–Catching Design with a Shadowbox Fence in Manassas, VA

Has a privacy fence been something you’ve had on your wish list for a while now? If so, it’s easy to understand why. They offer a great–looking way of creating a secluded backyard space that you, your family, and your friends can enjoy the fantastic views and vistas the area has to offer.

Hal Co is a reputable fence contractor serving Manassas, VA residents for over 30 years. We offer:

  • Quality design, selection, installation and related services for your fence in Manassas, 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 Manassas, VA to minimize your disruption and maximize your comfort.

Unfortunately, conventional privacy fences do come with one drawback, and for some people, that drawback is significant. The outward face of the fence that people passing by see looks amazing, but the people inside the fenced–in area never see it. They just see the back of the fence, and the view isn’t nearly as impressive.

If aesthetics matter to you and you want to enjoy the same great look no matter what side of the fence you happen to be on, you may want to consider adding a shadowbox fence on your Manassas, VA property.

Shadowbox fences do the same basic job as a conventional privacy fence, but their construction ensures a consistent look on both sides of the fence. By alternating fence boards on the inward– and outward–facing sides of the fence, you get a consistent look and a fun three–dimensional effect that most people love. It’s an eye–catching design that’s sure to start conversations at the fence line.

The one potential drawback to be aware of before you decide to invest in a shadowbox fence for your Manassas, VA property is the fact that the way the fence is designed, there are gaps that people on the outside of the fence can peek through.

They’re not huge gaps, and people standing on the outside can’t see much, but they do have at least some visibility, which makes a shadowbox fence not quite as private as a conventional privacy fence. If privacy matters to you, that might be a deal–breaker.

If you want the best of both worlds, then rather than installing a shadowbox fence on your Manassas, VA property, you may want a board–on–board fence instead. Structurally, these two types of fences are similar in that they both feature fence boards on alternating sides of the fence.

The difference, though, is that the board–on–board fence is constructed such that it winds up being one solid piece, eliminating the gaps that are present in shadowbox fencing. Every person is different, so there are no right answers. Ultimately, it comes down to what type of fencing you’re happiest with.

In terms of actually having the fence installed, if you’re a reasonably handy person, putting your new fence up is something you could probably accomplish on your own, but there are two drawbacks to consider on that front.

First, there’s the fact that installing even a modestly sized shadowbox fence on your Manassas, VA property—or any other type of fencing, for that matter—is a really big job that will probably take you a lot longer than you think or hope it will.

Second, fence installation is backbreaking work. Even more so if you’re doing the job solo. Most people take a look at the amount of time and work required, then think about the time they’ll need to spend on their trusty heating pad and decide that they’d just as soon outsource the installation to someone else.

We don’t blame you a bit. The problem is, whatever sort of fencing you decide to go with, it’s a significant investment, so you don’t want to leave the job in just anyone’s hands.

In this area, we’re the company to call. Nobody knows more about fences than we do, and no company in the region can match the skill and experience of our talented craftsmen.

In fact, if you decide that you want something totally custom, rather than installing a shadowbox fence on your Manassas, VA property, we can work with you to design something that will be a perfect expression of your personality, allowing you to put your individual stamp on your property in an interesting and eye–catching way.

If you know you want something but you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the choices available, we’d recommend spending some time browsing the photos section elsewhere on our site. Doing so gives you two key benefits: First, you’re sure to come away with tons of great ideas for your own fencing project, and second, the photos give you an opportunity to see the quality of our workmanship for yourself.

Of course, we’re not “just” a fencing company. It’s an important part of what we do but not the only thing. For example, if you’ve got an old deck that’s beginning to show its age, we can restore it to like–new condition for you for pennies on the dollar compared to what it would cost to have the old deck removed and something new built in its place.

If you don’t yet have a deck but it’s been on your wish list for a while, we can work with you to design and build the deck you’ve always dreamed of having.

Where decks are concerned, there are no cookie–cutter solutions. Each person is different and every deck will invariably reflect the needs and personality of the homeowner. There’s actually a lot to think about where custom decking is concerned. For example:

  • What material do you want your deck to be built from? Broadly speaking, there are two options here: Pressure–treated lumber or some type of composite material. Lumber tends to be cheaper but you’ll find that you’ve got more to do in terms of ongoing maintenance, while composite materials are more expensive initially but carry less in the way of maintenance.
  • How big should your deck be?
  • Will you need steps and/or safety rails for your deck, or if your property relatively flat, such that those things won’t be necessary?
  • Do you want just one wide open space, or would you like a deck that’s designed with three or four different functional areas that are clearly defined (examples: An eating area, seating area, room for a wet bar, space for a hot tub, etc.).
  • Will your dream deck exist all on one level, or because of the lay of your land, will you need a design that gradually steps down into your property?

These questions are just the tip of the iceberg, but they should give you some idea of the kind of information we’ll be looking for. As you can see, there are a lot of elements to consider, but we’ll work closely with you to make sure we don’t miss anything, which will ensure that what we build for you closely matches your vision.

In addition to custom decking, our skilled craftsmen can build a custom porch for you or refurbish your existing porch if it’s sagging or otherwise starting to show its age. We can even screen in your existing porch if you like or work with you to design and build a custom screen porch.

Screen porches have experienced a recent surge in popularity as they give homeowners a fantastic way of enjoying the great outdoors without having to contend with the bugs and other creepy crawlies that may try to spoil your fun.

Like custom decking, building a custom porch is a fairly big, involved project, and there are a wide range of elements to consider, so if you decide you want one, we’ll work with you closely to ensure that what we ultimately build matches your vision precisely.

The bottom line is, whatever your needs are where fences, decks, or porches are concerned, we’ve got you covered. Just give our office a call when you’re ready to turn your dreams into reality, and we’ll be thrilled to help you do exactly that.

We’ve been in business for decades and, in that time, have worked hard to burnish our reputation as the best fencing company in the area. If you decide you want to work with us, we’ll show you why. If that sounds good to you, just give us a call when you’re ready to begin. We won’t disappoint!

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