Fences: Hacks, Modifications, New Trends and Cutting-Edge StylesFences: Hacks, Modifications, New Trends and Cutting-Edge Styles

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Fences: Hacks, Modifications, New Trends and Cutting-Edge Styles

Hi, my name is Johnny. For years, I worked as a handyman, and although I did a bit of everything, I ended up helping a lot of people put up fences. Over the years, I have seen what works. I have learned how to hack your need for fencing if you don't have the time or cash to put up a new fence, and how to modify and repair fences to improve their function. I have also seen a lot of trends come and go, and I'm keenly interested in what's new in the world of fencing. Unfortunately, a back injury has made it difficult for me to work so now, I explore ideas by writing about them. I hope you enjoy my fencing blog and that you learn a lot. Thanks for stopping by!

Three Classic Front Fence Options for Your Home

It can be tricky to pick the right front fence style. It needs to visually complement your house and fulfil your privacy and security needs. Below are three classic options: picket, tubular metal, and slat fencing.

Picket Fences

With their curved tips, picket fences give a soft, timeless look to a property. You can build them at different heights, opting for a relatively low structure or a tall one that offers more privacy. Picket fences are often white, but you can also instal them in other colours. For example, opt for a pale blue for a traditional home or a black or charcoal colour to make the fence look more modern. If you want to highlight a beautiful garden, a crisp white picket fence is ideal. These fences can be made of timber, metal or PVC.

Tubular Metal Structures

Another option to consider is tubular metal fences. These structures are built with vertical railings and horizontal rods along the top and bottom. They come in designs to suit any environment. You can opt for plain black squarish rails and a simple horizontal rod for a utilitarian look. Or else, fit a fence that mimics wrought iron and is shaped with ornate scrolls and circles. You can also choose from diverse colours, like green, blue and cream. These fences are ideal for keeping your children and pets safe in your yard. And they won't block the view from the kerb of attractive flowers and plants.

Slat Aluminium Barriers

If privacy is important to you, you might prefer aluminium slat fencing. These barriers are made with horizontal slats, unlike the vertical design of both picket and tubular metal structures. The slats come in varying widths fitted to the posts, leaving gaps in between each one. This design offers privacy for your yard. Also, you can alter the privacy level by choosing wider or narrower slats and altering their spacing.

Though the slats vary in width, they're not chunky as they use flat metal pieces. Thus, you can build a tall fence, but it won't make the garden feel like it's hemmed in like a fortress. The flickers of light between each slat help the wall maintain a light feel.

You can select from many powder-coated colours for the fence, which will be easy to match to your home. You can create different looks. For example, you could fit a dark grey fence around a contemporary home. To create a rustic vibe, fencing contractors can use brown slats that mimic the wooden railings of a timber fence.

Reach out to a fencing contractor to discuss what you'd like.