Whether you’re a bit apprehensive about your unmarked property line or finally had it with onlookers peeking into your outdoor space, there are a variety of fence styles on the market that will help add privacy to your outdoor space.
With materials ranging from traditional wood to fiberglass, acrylic and steel, there are a lot of fence options to suit your own personal needs and objectives. With wood being the most popular fence material, we thought it would be nice to feature some of the not-so-traditional materials used for property enclosures.
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A contemporary fence can be the start of the modern makeover you give your outdoor space. Add class and style to your home with some of these popular fencing concepts.
Frosted glass panels
A full or partially frosted glass fence is a great choice for homeowners who want to maintain their privacy in a trendy and attractive manner. Many frosted and tempered glass panels have made their way into landscape and home renovation projects with a list of stunning frame and design options.
Panels are often accompanied by tasteful additions of wood slats in various patterns and forms. If you’re able to hire a top-shelf fencing company or architect there is a good chance you’ll see many of these artful displays firsthand.The fusion is just amazing. In some cases you’ll also find glass panels accented with a full adjacent wood fence for a similar dramatic effect.
Consequently, with wood slat and glass alterations, it’s easy to achieve a semi private look for your home. The glass provides a small window inside and the wood acts as a first line of defense against possible intruders. Additionally, glass will also allow sunlight into your space to brighten up your mornings and afternoons.
Thin sheeted steel
Another very stylish and modern approach to fencing is the utilization of thin steel sheets or blades to create a very private and simple enclosure. At first look, the fence may appear as one solid piece. Only close inspection will reveal slight openings between each sheet.
This type of construction is designed by placing sheets of steel on a slight angle, either horizontally or vertically, and then welding them to a base or frame (without any of the sheets touching one another).
The fence itself is really only formed by the closeness of the bars or blades which often measure to be less than 5 or 6 inches in thick. The slight openings between each metal piece is what gives the fence its wonderful artistic flair as well as an opening to the outside world. The appeal is the same as any other design; homeowners are given privacy and security along with a great look.
Though lattice is a type of wood fence, it still made its way onto the list as it is truly a unique and distinctive type of enclosure. Often used in cottage homes, the variations and arrangements of this timeless component allow for just about any design approach from traditional to contemporary.
The lattice wood fence is also versatile in its design because it comes in a range of weaves, from very open and loose to tight and close-fitting. Lattice fencing can also be used on porches to provide an informal screen between you and your neighbors as well as an added decorative feature on top of a traditional wood fence.
In closing, here are a few things to keep in mind as you settle on your fence design:
- Check with your local municipality regarding building codes to determine how high your fence can be and to confirm property lines before installation.
- Consult your neighbor before initiating your project.
- Know your limitations. If the job is too much, hire a fencing company who specialize in the fence design of your choice. Shop around for prices on your own but don’t underestimate the value of expert advice.
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Published : 11 Aug 2014
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