A wood fence is a classic, and universally appealing way to add a beautiful, natural border to your home or property, so you’ll be in good company if you’re considering installing or replacing one at your home. A well-constructed wood fence can provide security, privacy, and welcoming curb appeal. There is a fence style to suit everyone’s preferences and, of course, their budget. Continue reading to learn more about some of the most popular styles of wood fences installed by an expert Sarasota, Florida residential fence company, H & Y Fence.

Wood Styles for Your Florida Residential Fence

While the basic components of every type of fence are about the same, their design and style can vary widely. As one of the few top-rated fencing companies in Sarasota, we can customize the style of our wood fences to suit your specific needs. Whether you want a classic, welcoming picket fence, a breezy, “good neighbor” fence, or a sturdy privacy fence, we’ve got you covered. We also have options for different finishing cuts and different posts and gates to further customize the look of each fence. We provide a wide range of designs and styles to ensure that your fence reflects the exact aesthetic you’re looking for.


Shadowbox Wood Fence

This fence creates a distinct “shadow” effect by alternating pickets on both sides with a gap in between that allows air to flow through the pickets, which is beneficial in high winds. When viewed from the front, the gaps make it appear solid. However, from an angle, you can see through to the other side, making it a semi-private option. Another advantage of a shadowbox design is that each side looks identical, making it the ideal “good neighbor” fence.


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Board-on-Board Wood Fence

A board-on-board fence is constructed with an overlapping pattern of vertical pickets and will serve as an appealing privacy fence. This pattern will also conceal the gaps left between the boards due to shrinkage that may occur with certain wood types. 


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Horizontal Wood Fences

This is one of the most current and popular looks for wood fencing today! The modern aesthetic of a horizontal fence will add eye-catching personality to your property and you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood! They can provide full or partial privacy depending on your needs. We love using Ipa wood for this type of fence because it will last upwards of 75 years!


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Stockade Wood Fence

Another common privacy fence type, side-by-side fencing, butts the edge of each picket against the next to create a solid privacy fence. It is also sometimes called stockade fencing. Just like board-on-board fencing, this can be installed horizontally or vertically with no overlapping.

Additional looks can be achieved with the side-by-side style by customizing the top portion of your fence with a common dog-ear top, scallop top, lattice, or even a cap and trim topper to add a finished look to the top of your fence.


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Picket Fences

The nostalgic look of a picket fence is still popular today and will give your property a beautiful, decorative treatment while also providing a distinctive border around your yard. A white picket fence can give houses a friendly, family-orientated look that welcomes visitors to the home.

Top Rated Fence Companies in Sarasota Use Quality Materials

If you want to make sure your wood fence is going to last, then using the right materials is key. We use a variety of woods like cedar, Ipe, and pressure-treated pine for all of our projects which ensure that our fences will last far longer in any environment where it is exposed to the elements like consistent moisture. 


The oils in cedar wood naturally repel insects and make it more durable in an outdoor environment. Pressure-treated pine has insect and fungal resistance that will also help it to outlast natural wood, and because it tends to be denser than untreated wood products, it also has increased strength. Ipe wood is so dense that it’s even hard to burn. Harvested from managed Brazilian forests, this wood makes an incredibly durable fence that can last over 75 years. As an experienced and reputable Florida residential fence company, we make sure to use the highest quality, longest-lasting products available so that our customers get the most from their investment.


Ready to Work With the Best Fence Pros in Sarasota?

The fence experts at H & Y Fence want to create the perfect Florida residential fence to suit your needs and style. Give us a chance to show you why we are one of the favorite, top rated fence companies in Sarasota! Our friendly, knowledgeable fence professionals are ready to help answer any questions you may have. Call us at (941) 379-3444 or Contact Us online for prompt, courteous service!