A wood fence is one of the most popular ways to add a beautiful, natural border to your home or property so if you’re thinking about installing or replacing a wood fence, you’re not alone! A well-built wood fence can provide both privacy and curb appeal, and there is a fence style to suit everyone’s preferences and, of course, budget. Continue reading to find out more about some of the most popular styles that top Tampa, Florida fence company, Elite Fence, has installed for our customers.

Tampa, Florida Wood Fence Styles and Designs

While the basic components of all fences are the same, their design and style can vary greatly. As a top fencing contractor in Tampa, Florida, we can customize the style of our wood fences to suit your specific needs. Whether you want a classic, welcoming picket fence or a sturdy privacy fence, we got you covered. We also have options for different posts and gates to further customize the look of each fence. We provide a wide range of designs and styles to ensure that your fence reflects the exact aesthetic you’re looking for.


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Shadowbox Wood Fence

This fence creates a distinct “shadow” effect by alternating pickets on both sides with a gap in between that allows air to flow through the pickets, which is beneficial in high winds. When viewed from the front, the gaps make it appear solid. However, from an angle, you can see through to the other side, making it a semi-private option. Another advantage of a shadowbox design is that each side looks identical, making it the ideal “good neighbor” fence.


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Board-on-Board Wood Fence

This is a type of privacy fence made by attaching every other picket to the opposite side of the rail. The overlapping design results in a sturdy, solid fence that’s just as attractive from either side, though the additional material required adds to the cost. With no gaps or spacing between pickets, board-on-board fencing is great for those seeking maximum privacy. The pickets can be oriented vertically or horizontally, giving you additional options.


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Side-by-Side Wood Fence

Another common privacy fence type, side-by-side fencing, butts the edge of each picket against the next to create a solid privacy fence. It is also sometimes called stockade fencing. Just like board-on-board fencing, this can be installed horizontally or vertically with no overlapping.

Additional looks can be achieved with the side-by-side style by customizing the top portion of your fence with a common dog-ear top, scallop top, lattice, or even a cap and trim topper to add a finished look to the top of your fence.


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Split Rail Wood Fencing

A split rail fence is a functional, rustic-style fence that can be used for decoration or practicality, making it popular for rural properties, farms, and ranches. Split rail fences are commonly used to demarcate a residential property line from the road and are mostly used for decorative purposes. Because split rail fences have large openings, they don’t work well for keeping smaller animals, such as dogs, in or out of the property unless additional wire panels are added, but they work well for large animals, such as horses or livestock. Split rail fencing is a cost-effective option for property owners who need to fence large areas of land.


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Post Rail Wood Fencing

Long, smooth-cut rectangular timber rails suspended between large posts characterize post-and-rail fences. These fences do not have the rough-cut and rustic appearance of split rail fences. Horizontal posts are typically six feet apart and five feet tall. They can have two, three, or four horizontal rails to keep livestock from roaming and are generally considered functional rather than decorative.

Fencing Contractor in Tampa, Florida Uses Quality Materials

When you want your wood fence to last, then using the right materials is key. We use pressure-treated pine for all of our projects. When compared to natural wood, pressure-treated lumber will last far longer in any environment where it is exposed to the elements like consistent moisture. Its insect and fungal resistance also help it to outlast natural wood, and because it tends to be denser than untreated wood products, it also has increased strength. As a top-rated fencing contractor in Tampa, Florida, we make sure to use the highest quality, long-lasting products available so that our customers get the most from their investment.

Ready to Work With a Top-Rated Tampa, Florida Fence Company?

The fence experts at Elite Fence want to create the perfect Tampa, Florida wood fence style to suit your needs and show you why we are a favorite, top-rated Tampa, Florida fence company. Our friendly, knowledgeable fence professionals are ready to help answer any questions you may have. Call us at (813) 817-0392 or Contact Us online for prompt, courteous service!