different fence styles

Tips for matching different style, sizes of fencing

“Today, we are working in a guy’s backyard. We had to replace some existing wood fence that he had. It was all 6 foot tall, privacy fence. He wanted to get something less intrusive on the neighbor so it’s not so tall. On the side he went with a semi-private fence, 5 foot tall. In the front he went with a 4 foot tall picket fence. He did not like the “prison” look when it is all 6 foot on a small or narrow backyard. It seemed too enclosing.

The original was a wooden fence. This one starts off with a vinyl semi-private fence that is 5 foot tall. It’s semi-private so I can almost get my finger through each one of these slats. He wanted it closed off somewhat with the neighbor but not so tall that it would be difficult to talk over the fence. Some people like to talk over the fence with their neighbors, say hi or whatever but still feel like they have their own privacy. Going with a 5 foot fence usually accomplishes that.

Then, what we are doing is dropping down to a 4 foot fence. Where I’m standing is going to be a 4 foot section that is going to look like this one over here. But it is a totally different design. The reason for that special design is basically we have square pickets here in the front. He really likes this look.
He has a third issue, I want to say, and that is the fence is right next to his front patio or porch. With his front porch, he has square rails on his railing. So, we are trying to blend the square railing into the square picket fence and then into the semi-private in the back. All three of them being vinyl, all three of them being white, they all end up flowing into each other.

The difficulty in trying to match different styles and different fences – the biggest thing is to stay with the same type of material. If you are going with vinyl and wrought iron a lot of times it is hard to match a different style by going with a different material. If you stay with the same material it will typically match quicker and easier. White is a color that will always help make things match. The size of the post. There are some post that are 4 inch, some that are 3 ½, some are 5 inch. The size of the post can help things match up.

Again, in this case, you are going from a privacy to a semi-private fence. But this one is a bit different because have that 6 foot tall vinyl height. This one is only 5 foot and the Imperial is definitely a very nice semi-private fence. To match that up with the front, we basically are going with white and the vinyl so you have the same materials yet the white to match in and make everything blend in better.”


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  1. Hola said:
    August 13, 2021 at 8:47 am

    When it comes to fence installation, replacement, and repair services, you are going to need to turn to the Fencing Services san mateo.

  2. Lily Bridgers said:
    July 27, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    I’m in need of finding a fencing company to install a new fence around my property. The current fence is old and damaged, and I want to enhance the security and aesthetics of my home. I will keep in mind that it is frequently difficult to match a different style by choosing a different material if you are using vinyl and wrought iron.

    • Delta Fenceman said:
      July 27, 2023 at 8:40 pm

      Good afternoon Lily,

      Delta Fence & Construction supports the majority of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and some into northern Wisconsin. If you are located within a stones throw of Escanaba, please call our Office to speak with one of the staff. If you are located outside of Northern Michigan and Northern Wisconsin, please visit our parent company (L&C Enterprises-USA) website Distributor Page to locate a fencing company near you that uses our UP Built fencing equipment.

      If you have any additional questions or feedback, please comment or call the office at 906.786.1076.

      Have a great day! ~ Aaron

  3. Emily said:
    November 17, 2023 at 5:52 am

    Really informative article! I’ve been considering updating my boundary fencing, and your insights on what works best are exactly what I needed. It’s great to have a clear guide to help make the right choice. Thanks for sharing.

    • Delta Fenceman said:
      November 17, 2023 at 12:03 pm

      Thanks Emily, if you enjoyed this post, check out the Wood and Vinyl post comparing the different style fence costs. Another option would be to visit the Showroom at our office location and preview the over thirty different style fences available. If you have any questions, our friendly staff is here to assist:) Happy Holidays ~ Delta Fence Team

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