If you are looking into fencing for your backyard, you have likely considered wood at some point in your research. Wood fencing is one of the most popular residential options, not only because it is an economical choice, but because the classic look fits almost any suburban neighborhood. If you are considering a wood fence for your home, a stockade style may be perfect.
A stockade fence is a wooden fence with boards that are touching each other on all sides. Because there are no gaps between the boards (like with a picket fence), this style provides the most privacy and security for your home. This style is most common in backyards and can be built to a height of six feet in most neighborhoods for maximum privacy.
Benefits of a Stockade Fence
You may have seen several stockade fences in your neighborhood or in other suburban areas of your town, but why? Below are just a few of the benefits of this fencing style, and why we often urge our customers to consider them for their installations:
- Privacy – A stockade completely blocks off the view from the outside world into your yard. This is ideal for backyards with close neighbors or pools, so you can enjoy the outdoors without any peering eyes.
- Safety – A stockade fence is the safest wood option for children and pets, as it is very difficult to climb over one. A privacy fence can also deter burglars from entering your property.
- Ease of repair – A stockade fence is easy to repair because the boards can be removed one by one or in sections. Vinyl and metal fences often require the removal of entire sections if a piece is damaged, or replacement of the entire fence if the material cannot be matched.
- Timeless look – Wood fences often need to be repaired or stained, which can make maintenance more tricky. But, this also means you can more easily change the style of your fence with the trends. You don’t have to stick with the same fence design for decades if you don’t want to with a wooden fence.
If you are interested in building a stockade fence for your property, contact FloriFence today! We offer a variety of wood options, colors, and styles to completely customize your backyard.