Fences can serve many functions for a person’s property. One of these functions is to improve the aesthetic of the landscape. To achieve the look you want, you should consider what design you want to have. For the material, aluminum is a solid choice since it adds functionality on top of being aesthetically appealing. After that, there are many other decisions you’ll need to make regarding the exact design of your fence. Here are some key choices you’ll have to make while designing your aluminum fence.
How Tall Should Your Aluminum Fence Be?
Height will always be a big factor to consider while planning the design of your aluminum fence. The height your fence needs will depend on what you expect it to do. Fences that are strictly meant to be pleasing to the eye can afford to be shorter. If your fence needs protective properties, such as keeping large dogs from escaping your yard, you’ll want it to be taller.
Think About Style and How Many Rails Your Fence Needs
Horizontal rails do more than give your pickets some extra support; they also make your aluminum fence more stylish. Usually, if you have a modern aluminum fence, you’ll have around 2-4 rails.
When picking out a fencing style, here are three designs that we recommend:
- Exposed Spears/Finials: As the name suggests, the spear heads are left exposed.
- Flat Top: This style covers the picket heads by using a flat rail. It is the most popular option.
- Flat Top with Spears: This style blends the other two styles together. The spear heads are exposed, but there will be a flat rail over them.
Choosing the Color of Your Aluminum Fence
Color gives your aluminum fence a little extra personality. Usually, for homeowners, you’ll pick a color that complements your siding or accents. Some colors help a fence pop out and highlight itself as a feature of your landscape, while other colors let your fence blend in with the rest of the property. Black and brown colors are pretty safe bets because they both go well with a lot of different houses.
Choose Hercules Fence Northern Virginia for All of Your Fencing Needs!
Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has countless fencing options for your home and commercial property. Whether you are excited about a beautiful vinyl chain link fence or already planning out your custom wood commercial fence, we are ready to help you frame and secure your property. Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. Contact us to see how a beautiful wood fence can protect your property by giving us a call at 703-551-2609 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.