White Picket Fence or Maybe something different

Part of the American Dream is to have a dream home with a white picket fence.  Where the idea start? What is it about the white picket fence?

Picket Fence

Picket style fences are among the most of all the fence styles.  They are functional and very attractive.  They are romanticized in books, movies and painting. Picket fences come in a wide variety of materials.  The most common are vinyl and wood.

It is particularly popular in the United States, where the style has been used since America’s earliest colonial era, and remains popular in current times. Often the fence is painted white (or whitewashed) and made of wood, although some modern versions may use plastic that resembles wood, or aluminum. The style is characterized as short with a tapered or pointed top on evenly spaced vertical boards, called “pickets” for their resemblance to the pointed stakes sometimes used by infantry in pre-modern times to repel cavalry.

The white picket fence became an ideal for the American homes. In today’s society, there has been a variety added to the choices of fences.

Here is the other choices in fences:

Vinyl Fence

Vinyl fencing is attractive because it’s easy to maintain and is inexpensive.  It is made from PVC, so it doesn’t rot or warp like wood fences do.  It also doesn’t require painting.  Vinyl can be used for picket fences, privacy fences and many other applications.

 

 

Wood Fences

Wood is a popular option for fencing because it is attractive and popular.  There are many types of wood to choose from: Redwood, Cedar, Pine, Fir, and Spruce.  Metal can be used to reduce warping and rotting, making these fences much more durable than they have been in the past.

 

 

Aluminum and Metal Fences

Aluminum fences are an economical alternative to wrought iron.  Aluminum fences require little maintenance, but are as strong as steel fences.  Their main advantage is that they don’t rust.  There are many different styles and types of ornamentation for these kinds of fences.

 

Wrought Iron

Wrought Iron fencing is long-lasting and attractive.  There are several styles to choose from. They require little maintenance.

 

Chain Link Fence

Chain link fences, often referred to as cyclone fences, are the most common style of fencing installed in North America each year. Chain link fences can be great as privacy fences, since they are low maintenance and inexpensive.

 

Steel Fence

Steel fencing will add a look of style and elegance.  Steel fences are generally with maintenance-free and very strong.  The finishes are generally durable powder coat paint finish.  They can also be epoxy coat finishes for high durability.  Steel fences are more decorative in a finished sense that most wood fences and most vinyl fences.

 

Privacy Fence

Privacy fences come in many different styles, colors, and materials. By adding a privacy fence to your backyard you essentially are adding another room to your house. Depending on your price range and the look of the privacy fence that you want, there are some different factors that you should look at.

 

Pool Fence

Pool Fences come in many different styles and varieties, so choosing the right type of fence will help to makes sure your pool fence is the best choice for you. Pool fences can be made out of an assortment of materials

 

Gates

Gates are just as important as fencing since they offer you an opportunity to control who enters and leaves your house. Gates come in a variety of styles and can be made from an assortment of materials.

 

Electric Gate

Electric gates can be a very convenient way to get into your home through either your driveway or an area that you would like to be more secure. Electric gates have automatic openers to allow you to get into a certain place without having to leave your car.

 

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