Wooden Fence Design for Privacy – Twin Cities, MN
For both residential and commercial properties, one of the most important functions of a fence is to provide privacy. Preventing passers-by and neighbors from peering into your yard or commercial spaces and controlling the view of surrounding areas from within your property is important to many people. Solid fencing certainly meets those goals, but also blocks air and light from the enclosed space. It also can be a problem when high winds blow and put heavy stresses on the structure. The solution is a semi-privacy fence.
Western Red Cedar lends itself well to semi-private designs, which prevent a clear view of the private space, but allow air to circulate and light to enter. As a leader in fence design and installation in the Minneapolis St. Paul area, we know that a semi-privacy cedar project is often the best choice.
- Shadow Box Designs – These designs alternate fence boards or pickets on both sides of the rails. By varying the overlap, it’s easy to control air flow and light entry. From a distance, privacy is almost complete with this design. Any picket width can be used, and the top of the fence can employ any type of treatment for a unique appearance. These designs are ideal for shared fences with neighbors, since both sides look the same.
- Tall Wood Picket Designs – Red cedar picket fences aren’t just for front yards. Simple fences, using vertical boards, spaced closely, prevent unobstructed views of spaces, and allow air to flow and light to enter. These designs also conserve materials and reduce cost by requiring fewer fence boards. Wide or narrow pickets can be used, or even mixed, and a wide range of picket top designs provides great flexibility in appearance.
- Lattice Tops – A lattice panel at the top of any fence provides airflow and light, reducing the barrier-like appearance of both solid privacy fencing and picket or shadow box designs. This popular feature adds somewhat to the cost of the installation, but its attractive look increases the esthetic value of the fence and enhances the overall visual appeal. More and more homeowners choose this design each year.
- Lattice Panels – Another way to give a tall fence an airy appearance while maintaining a good level of privacy is to create a design where wood lattice panels fill the spaces between the posts and rails. Red cedar panels, with either right angle or diagonal open grids are commonly used, centered between rails and posts. This interesting option offers both beauty and an open appearance that can’t be achieved with other designs.
Unique Wooden Fence Designs for Distinctive Properties
Achieving an excellent degree of privacy without the solid barrier and fortress-like appearance of standard privacy fences is an increasingly popular choice for both residential and commercial properties. At little extra cost, you can choose an attractive semi-privacy design for your installation, whether you build it yourself with materials from our Minnesota fence supplies store or have our creative, experienced installation crews build it for you. Don’t be limited in your choices. We’ll be happy to show you a wide variety of designs in beautiful, enduring red cedar that offer unique beauty that sets your property apart from others. If you already have a concept in mind, we’ll be happy to help you achieve the look you’re after.
Top-Rated Wood Fence Contractor – Minneapolis St. Paul, MN
Many fence builders in Minnesota focus only on simple designs that are easy to build. As the leading wood fence company in the Twin Cities, we focus instead on what our customers want. We understand that they desire a distinctive addition to their property, not just a fence that looks like all the others in the neighborhood. We’ll work closely with you and show you alternatives that other contractors don’t bother to offer. Contact us today for a free on-site consultation on your project, or bring your sketches and ideas to our Brooklyn Park showroom. Whether you build it yourself or have our creative, meticulous craftsmen build it for you, we want you to have exactly the fence that matches your taste, property, and budget.