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Modern Fencing Trend: Horizontal Fencing

For decades, the standard in fencing has primarily consisted of vertical pickets and uprights. It’s a tried-and-true design popularized by the white picket fence model depicted in films and TV. Fencing design professionals originally introduced the horizontal fence in the 1950s and 1960s.

After a substantial run of popularity, fencing again returned to the vertical model. Today, individuals are seeking ways to express a greater sense of style in their fencing. The result is that those that want something new and trendy have reimagined horizontal fencing in multiple ways.

Aside from the unique appearance of a horizontal fence, they’re also quicker to install and they’re often less expensive since less material is needed to achieve the same effect as a vertical fence. They typically buffer more street noise than vertical fencing and a horizontal fence tricks the eye into perceiving a larger area than there actually is, which is handy for anyone trying to sell their home.

There are no hard and fast rules for today’s horizontal design. Individuals can incorporate different types of materials in their fencing. People are combining alternating colors and planks of varying widths for visual interest. No one ever said fence planks have be perfectly aligned and many are opting for planks that are staggered and uneven.

There’s also no rule that says fencing has to be constructed of the same type of wood. Fashionable homeowners across the nation are designing fencing that utilizes planks of different wood types. Pine, cedar and redwood are the most popular material combinations.

Once widely used for furniture, bamboo is quickly becoming a preferred fencing material as it weathers well in outdoor environments. An additional benefit is that bamboo is a renewable and eco-friendly resource.

If none of those options are appealing, there’s also louvred models – an entirely new direction for fencing. The louvres can be adjusted – just like louvred windows – to allow for specific levels of privacy.

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Serving all of Broward and Palm Beach County areas, we are the #1 Fence Company in South Florida.

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Why an Aluminum Fence Might be Best for your Yard

Individuals have multiple fencing materials from which to choose and it will be difficult to make a decision. While most people opt for newer materials, there are times when tried and tested aluminum fencing may be the best option for your yard. Aluminum has a variety of benefits that tend to get overlooked.

Affordable

The cost of aluminum fencing makes it a very affordable option and provides an excellent return on investment since it has a significant lifespan. A properly installed aluminum fence can last for up to 50 years.

Appearance

Aluminum is available in multiple colors, styles and can be customized in a variety of ways. It can even be painted, but the most popular color choice is black due to its clean lines and elegant look. The material can be fashioned to look like high-end wrought iron.

Durability

Aluminum fencing is highly durable since it doesn’t oxidize and rust like iron. Aluminum doesn’t warp, crack, chip, flake or rot. The material is extremely unappealing to insects.

Maintenance

Minimal maintenance is a feature of aluminum fencing. A scrub down with soapy water and a brush, combined with a rinse with the garden hose, is all that’s needed to keep aluminum fencing looking like new.

Security and Safety

If you have children or pets, aluminum fencing is an excellent solution for keeping them safe and within the boundary of the yard. Panels can be added for an extra layer of protection for very small children and diminutive pets. The fencing keeps stray animals and wildlife from entering and is a strong deterrent to would-be human intruders. It’s easy to install multiple types of security gates to aluminum fencing.

Value and Insurance

Aluminum fencing adds value to properties and it can help you save in other ways. Many insurance companies offer discounts or better rates on policies for properties protected by fencing.

Versatility

The fencing can be utilized in a variety of ways and enables you to see beyond the yard’s confines if you desire. Bushes and shrubbery can be planted to block the view if you prefer. The fencing also has benefits if you like to garden. You can plant flowers against the fence and let them drape artfully against the barrier or let vines twine among the rails.

Zepco Fence…South Florida’s Premier Fence Company

Since 1981 Zepco Fence has been providing superior quality fence products and installations to all of South Florida Residential and Commercial Property owners.

Serving all of Broward and Palm Beach County areas, we are the #1 Fence Company in South Florida.

We encourage you to contact us below to get started with a free estimate on your next fence project.

Call Today at 954-410-9570

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