If you are looking for a beautiful, natural border for your home, wood fences offer security, privacy, and curb appeal. Wood fences remain one of the most desirable options, and there are many styles available. If you’re considering installing or replacing a wood fence, continue reading to learn more about some of the most popular styles of wood fences installed by our expert Central NY fence company, Williams Fence.

NY Wood Fence Styles

Wood fences vary widely in design and style. While the basic components of every type of fence are similar, we offer customized styles of our wood fences for your individual needs. As a top-rated Central NY fence company, we offer several varieties including the classic picket fence, a breezy, “good neighbor” fence, or a solid privacy fence. With several different finishing cuts, posts, and gates to further customize the look of your fence, you are sure to find something that fits your personal aesthetic. 


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Shadowbox Wood Fence

Shadowbox fences alternate pickets on both sides, creating a “shadow” effect. There is a gap between, which allows air to flow through the pickets enabling it to withstand high winds. Shadowbox fences are semi-private. They look solid when viewed from the front, but when viewed from an angle it’s possible to see through to the other side. They are ideal “good neighbor” fences, as each side looks identical. 


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Board-on-Board Wood Fence

For those seeking maximum privacy, board-on-board fencing remains the premier option. This type of privacy fence is created by attaching every other picket to the opposite side of the rail. Pickets can be arranged vertically or horizontally, which increases the design options. There are no gaps or spacing between pickets, and the overlapping design results in a sturdy, solid fence that is appealing from either side. The additional material required does increase the cost, but the benefits and curb appeal make this a worthwhile investment. 


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Horizontal Wood Fence

Looking to add personality to your property and set the trend for your neighborhood? A horizontal wood fence is the fence for you! This is one of the most popular and on-trend looks in wood fencing right now. In addition to enhancing your curb appeal, horizontal fences also provide full or partial privacy depending on your style needs.. 


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Side-by-Side Wood Fence

Side-by-side fencing is another common privacy fence. This style is created by butting the edge of each picket against the next to create a solid privacy fence. Sometimes this style is referred to as stockade fencing. Like board-on-board fencing, this can also be installed horizontally or vertically. 

Additional customization can be achieved by customizing the top portion of this fence. There are several options for creating a finished look, including a common dog-ear top, scallop or lattice top, or a cap and trim top. 


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Split Rail Wood Fence

A split rail fence is a popular option for rural properties, farms, and ranches. This functional, rustic style is commonly used to divide a residential property line from the road. Split rail fences are mostly used for decorative purposes.  Because they have large openings, split rail fences don’t work well for keeping dogs and smaller animals in or out of the property unless additional wire panels are added. They are a viable option for large animals, such as horses or livestock. For owners who need to fence large areas of land, split rail fencing remains a cost-effective and classic option. 


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Post and Rail Wood Fence

Post-and-rail fences are created by suspending long, smooth-cut rectangular timber rails between large posts. Horizontal posts are usually six feet apart and five feet tall. They can have two, three, or four horizontal rails to keep livestock from escaping. Post-and-rail fences do not have the rough-cut and rustic appearance of split rail fences, and are generally considered functional as opposed to decorative. 

Top Rated Fence Companies in Central NY Use Quality Materials

As an experienced and reputable Central NY fence company, we only use the highest quality products available. Using the right materials is key to providing a long-lasting and durable wood fence. We use pressure-treated pine or cedar for all of our projects. Both of these products offer protection against rot and insects, and are safe to use around family or pets. Cedar is less likely to warp or twist, due to its ability to absorb and release water more uniformly. Either type of fence will need to be painted or stained to increase longevity. To further protect your investment, we offer a Lifetime Workmanship Warranty 


Ready to Work With an Expert Central NY Fence Company?

The fence experts at Williams Fence can’t wait to show you why we are one of the favorite, top-rated fence companies in Central NY! Our friendly, knowledgeable fence professionals are ready to help you create the perfect wood fence to suit your needs.Call us at (315) 841-4910 or Contact Us online and we will answer any questions you may have!