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Pros and Cons of Picket Fencing to Ponder

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We’ve been using fences for centuries to warn away intruders, claim territory and mark out land ownership. Today not much has changed and we still use fences for these purposes. Yet, we now want beautiful fences to make lasting impressions as well as provide security and privacy.

We're blessed with a number of fencing options and one of those is the picket fence. Here, we will take a look at the pros and cons of picket fencing and help you decide whether picket fencing is the right choice for your garden. So, let’s get straight into it… 

What is Picket Fencing?

Picket fencing is the symbol of a well-to-do area and found in suburbia across the UK and the US. It conjures images of the American dream, a happy family life, a dog and 2.5 children. The picket fence has even inspired works of art.

The design of a picket fence is fairly simple with vertical boards – known as the pickets – that are evenly spaced from one another. Near the top of the picket fence, you'll find a horizontal board which secures these pickets together.

How is Picket Fencing Installed?

Installing a picket fence can be done yourself but you may also want to ask professionals to do it for you. The first job is to dig holes which the pickets will be inserted to. This requires accurate measuring in terms of the size of the holes and the distance between them. 

The pickets are then held in place using cement and the horizontal boards are fastened on. You can buy some picket fencing that is installed using a pipe that drives into the earth. These are convenient and common in colder climates.

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Picket fencing is often made with quality wood or vinyl. By using these materials, you can be sure your picket fence will last the test of time when maintained correctly. These types of fences are reliable in harsh conditions and especially strong winds because the airflow can pass through the gaps between pickets

What Are the Pros of Picket Fencing?

There are lots of reasons why adding a picket fence to your garden could be the perfect option. 

The aesthetics of a picket fence has a lot of benefits. Picket fencing can be versatile to ongoing styles and garden décor you currently own. You can keep picket fencing looking traditional, which could even be argued to have a retro appeal. Or, the materials of a picket fence allow you to add a unique lick of paint or other modern details. Speaking of the materials…

Picket fencing is often made with quality wood or vinyl. By using these materials, you can be sure your picket fence will last the test of time when maintained correctly. These types of fences are reliable in harsh conditions and especially strong winds because the airflow can pass through the gaps between pickets. 

There is also the benefit of internal security with a picket fence. Those 2.5 children and four-legged family members aren’t going to be running out into the road or getting lost with a picket fence. They provide internal security that will keep all your loved ones safe and secure when playing in the garden or admiring your plants.

Some final benefits of picket fencing are that the fence will provide a degree of privacy without obstructing your view of the impending delivery driver or a landscape view.

They don’t stand overly tall and you can see between the pickets. They are also known to add value to your home and could be a great addition if trying to sell a property.

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Here at Home Logic, we are committed to helping homeowners make the most of their property. This is why we offer a range of services to enhance the aesthetics of your home and how it functions. We also now offer a range of products in our online shop to improve your garden and pair up with your fencing choice – where it be picket fencing or another type of fencing!

What are the Cons of Picket Fencing?

Of course, picket fencing may not be your best option for some people and there are a couple of reasons why you may want to consider another type of garden fencing.

Maintenance of a picket fence is easy and can be done effectively and efficiently with the best products. This means your picket fence can remain aesthetically pleasing and welcoming for longer. The only issue is that the maintenance is required often and can become a burden for homeowners with busy schedules.

Picket fencing is not the best option for those who are seeking unrivalled privacy from their fencing. As mentioned, they aren’t the tallest of fencing options and the gaps make the fence no match for neighbours’ and passer-by’s prying eyes.

The same goes for security. Picket fencing may be great at keeping the little ones and the little ones with more legs from escaping their play zone, but they aren’t a match for intruders. They may be a deterrent and stop local teenagers cutting across your lawn but they’re certainly not going to prevent the risk of burglary or vandalism. 

Enhance Your Garden the Easy Way With the Help of Home Logic!

Here at Home Logic, we are committed to helping homeowners make the most of their property. This is why we offer a range of services to enhance the aesthetics of your home and how it functions. We also now offer a range of products in our online shop to improve your garden and pair up with your fencing choice – where it be picket fencing or another type of fencing. 

Ready to take the next step? Simply dial 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to get the ball rolling today!