Although vinyl fences are growing in popularity, many homeowners are still choosing to install wood fences on their property. Wood fences are easy to repair, are more economical than vinyl fences, and are also customizable. If you are considering a wood fence, a wood stockade fence may be the right fence for you.
What is a Stockade Fence?
A stockade fence is comprised of wood boards placed tightly next to each other; there is no gap between the boards of a stockade fence. Typically, the tops of the stockade fence pickets are pointed.
Material options include:
- Spruce stockade fence: Less expensive than cedar, pressure treated spruce works in repelling pests.
- Cedar stockade fence: Cedar is a natural bug repellent and warps less than pine. Cedar also tends to be rot-resistant (not rot-proof) which makes this a much longer lasting material.
- Pressure treated stockade fence: Pressure treated fences (pine and spruce) are the most economical of the wood options. They also are treated with pesticides to help damaging bugs such as termites.
Benefits of Stockade Fence
Stockade fences offer many benefits to those who choose this option. The first benefit is that these fences do offer much more privacy than a typical picket fence or even a chain link fence. Because the boards are placed tightly, there are no gaps for prying eyes. A stockade privacy fence is ideal for families with dogs or young children who like to play outside.
Second, due to the nature of a wood fence, stockade fences are easy to repair. If one section is damaged, the whole fence doesn’t need to be replaced. In fact, even just one board can be replaced. Not only are they easier to repair, but they are also less expensive to repair than other types of fences.
Third, stockade fences cost less to install than vinyl or ornamental fences. Although, note that wood fences must be stained or painted somewhat regularly to maintain their appearance. This, however, can also be an advantage. If you want to change up the look of your yard, you simply change your paint or stain color – no need to redo your whole fence for a little makeover.
Stockade Fence Installation
Like all HoCo Fence installations, the professionals at HoCo Fence will work diligently to make sure your fence installation is an accurate and pleasing to your needs. Once your HOA or town signs off on your fencing plans (some HOA rules dictate height or color choices), we check to make sure all property lines (and utility lines) are marked, and all necessary permits are obtained. Once those lines are marked, we will draw out the proposed lines for where your stockade fence will go.
Like our other fence installations, the stockade fence posts will be secured in cement, making the fence more secure.
Is a Stockade Fence Right For You?
Have you decided to invest in a stockade fence for your property? Do you have questions about stockade fences? Contact us with questions or to set up a consultation; we are always happy to serve you!