Spring Landscaping Myrtle BeachIf you want to increase your home’s privacy and security, consider doing a landscaping improvement, particularly adding a fence around your entire yard. However, you need to spend time in choosing which fence design is suitable for your home and your needs, as not all types of fences can provide you with the privacy and security that you are looking for.

There are different types of fences you can consider for your home, depending on materials used and manner of construction. In this article, you will learn about the basic types of fences to help you choose which to install as part of your landscaping improvement.

Types of Fences Based on Materials Used

  1. Wood fence

This is considered as the most affordable type of fence to install for privacy since it is easy to modify to match or complement your house theme. You can stain or paint the wood fence depending on what will be suitable for your overall house design and theme. Plus, wood fences could reach up to 15 years with proper care and maintenance. However, you will need to continuously and appropriately maintain your wood fence to prevent rotting and termite infestation.

  1. Vinyl fence

If you don’t have the time for continuous maintenance, consider installing vinyl fencing instead. These come in a variety of designs and colors, so you no longer need to paint or stain it to match your home theme. The best part of using this particular type of fence is that they could last a lifetime even without proper maintenance. The only drawback to this is that it could get expensive especially if you choose the higher-quality vinyl materials.

  1. Chain link fence

This is the most popular type of fence among many homeowners. Although it can be unattractive and unappealing to most, it is the most durable as it could stand against strong winds and other weather disturbances.

Types of Fence Based on Manner of Construction

According to many landscaping professionals, the manner a particular fence is constructed greatly helps in improving a home’s privacy and security. Here are some of the best construction types that you can consider for your home:

Board on board

Your fence boards are arranged vertically and installed on both sides of the cross beams. Make sure there is only a small space between each board, just enough to allow efficient air flow. This will make sure that no one from outside the fence can see inside and even if anyone gets close to the fence and actually peek through it, they would still have limited vision.

Board on baton

This is much like a board on board construction but there is no gap between the boards. Thus, this type of construction offers complete privacy.


In this type of construction, the cross beams face in and out as the boards will be arranged vertically on one side of the beams only. Keep in mind, however, that having the cross beams face out makes it easy for someone from the outside to climb your fence.

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