Decorative fencing, also known as picket fencing, is a superb and dynamic addition to your property. Picket fences may conjure the image of white fences in an idyllic suburban house, and while this indeed may be the case, picket fences are actually more varied and versatile.
Whether you want a decorative front yard vinyl picket fence or a pool-code compliant aluminum picket fence in your backyard, Carl’s can help. We are experts in all types of fencing, including decorative picket fencing, and can help with all of your fencing needs.
So you’ve determined that you want a picket-style fence. With so many picket options, how do you choose? The answer is to ascertain the fencing function, then determine the specifications, and then the style.
Determine What Needs to Be Fenced
The first question to answer is ‘what am I trying to fence’? This is a where and why question. Your front yard fence function may be different than the needs of your backyard fence. Likewise, a fence adjacent to a bulkhead or pool will differ in function than a fence on your neighbor’s sideline.
The next thing you need to think about is fence security. How do you want it latched? Do you want visibility or privacy? For example, if you are fencing your yard to keep your dog inside, you may need pickets with smaller gaps between them.