Style-conscious Savannah homeowners know that curb appeal begins with the right fence. More and more, homeowners are turning toward vinyl fences to provide beauty, privacy and security to their home. Vinyl fences are less expensive, require less maintenance and last longer than just about any other fence building material.
Better still, they can also be ordered in a wide variety of colors, textures, styles and finishes. Some of these options even give the appearance of classic fencing choices like panel or wrought iron fencing, too. Picking the right one for your home can be challenging given the hundreds of options available, but our experts here at JDH Decks and Fencing have created this handy guide to the most popular vinyl fence styles. Read on to find the perfect fence for your home.
Dog Ear Vinyl Fence
For a classic visual appeal, dog ear vinyl picket fences feature gentle concave arcs between fence posts by varying the lengths of the pickets. This creates a more traditional look for your property, and is suitable for both plantation style homes and contemporary properties as well. Homeowners tend to choose this style for their front yard because it doesn’t obscure the view, and it has an appealing aesthetic for almost any type of home.
Flat Top Vinyl Fence
A more modern take on the classic picket fence, the flat top picket fence often has caps for each post to make a more distinctive visual impression. Alternating the width of the pickets is a common practice too, and the length of pickets is clearly delineated by a top and bottom rail. Of course, flat top picket fences can be suitably matched to modern or classic homes depending on style and color.
Split Rail Vinyl Fence
Combining the best of two worlds, split rail fences use elements of agricultural style fence to give a clean-cut appearance to vinyl fences. Two horizontal fence rails are connected by each post for an open border design to mark your property.
Privacy Vinyl Fences
Savannah residents tend to choose vinyl privacy fences for their backyard and keep a picket fence up front. Privacy fences are also the best option for allowing pets to run free in your backyard without the risk of them getting out. The key difference between these two types of fence is using panels instead of pickets.
Large panels are assembled using vertical slats and cross rails before being slotted in between fence posts eight feet apart. Privacy fences are specifically designed to keep outsiders from looking in on private areas of your property, and to keep anyone from easily gaining access to the rear of your home.
Naturally, no one wants to put up a plain vinyl wall around their yard, so there are hundreds of styles and colors to choose from. Here are the most popular options among Georgia homeowners:
Rounded Lattice Top
Above the standard privacy fence panels, rounded lattice top fences have gentle arcs of cross-hatched latticework stretching between the fence posts. It’s a classic look that’s beautiful surrounding a classic southern home in the country or a modern home in the suburbs. More importantly, it partially eliminates the obstruction of your view that comes with installing a privacy fence.
Lattice Flat Top
Rather than using arcs of lattice work, the flat top has square panels that run the full length between fence posts. It has similar advantages to the rounded lattice top, but it restricts the view slightly more and is better suited to contemporary construction homes.
Picket-Style Privacy Fence
This hybrid style uses privacy panels that are ventilated, allowing more airflow through your backyard. Airflow can mean the difference between a fence bending and breaking in a storm, so it’s definitely worth considering for Savannah homeowners.
Additionally, the spaces between slats in the privacy panel are small enough that your privacy isn’t compromised unless someone is standing right next to the fence. It’s also an elegant complement to any picket fence in your front yard, and many homeowners choose similar styles for new installations.
Want a Vinyl Fence? Come to the Pros at JDH!
JDH Decks and Fencing is the first choice among Savannah homeowners for new vinyl fence installations and fence replacement. Whether you want to install yourself or have help from the pros, our team is ready to serve. Contact us today for more information about a new vinyl fence for your home.