Design Options for Your Picket Fencing
Depending on your preference, picket tops can be flat, or can be cut to a pointed shape or in a decorative design. You can either spend more money on custom designs or go with a more affordable standard option. The width of pickets can range from 2-4 inches. A top rail on the fence or a curved top profile can be other options.
To keep your curb appeal, picket fences in front yards are a bit shorter, generally 36-42 inches tall. If you have large pets, however, you could choose to have a higher fence at 48 inches. When you want more privacy in your backyard or are installing a picket fence for a commercial area, the most common height used is 72 Inches.
The most popular front yard fence color is still white to this day. If you want your wood to weather gracefully as time passes, you may want to consider using easy-to-apply stains for a finish.
When you have wider gaps in your picket fence, you will use less material, but it comes with some drawbacks. If safety is on your agenda, you will want smaller gaps to prevent children and pets from getting their heads stuck. A solid spacing option is to match the picket gap size with the width of the picket.
Typical yards gates are custom built to patch fence design and height as the same width of the walkway. There is a large array of styles to choose from while there are child-proof safety latches available for additional safety. Consider an easy-open latch gate for package delivery, postal workers, or gardeners.
Unless you have experience with picket fences and know how to install them, you should always hire a professional for installation. Call on KNO Woodworks for your fence installation project!