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A Guide to Picking Out a Fence Style

fence styles

So, you need a fence that will mark your boundaries as well as provide your property with privacy. But you can’t just put up any kind of fence without considering the outdoor aesthetics of your home, since different styles create different looks. When you choose to have a fence installed or replaced, the style that you select matters, especially when it can be a factor that raises the value of your property.


But one key point to remember is that your fence should first satisfy your needs rather than your wants. In other words, you shouldn’t start off choosing your fence solely based on its style. After you have decided on the right material and the right height for your yard, then you can consider what style the fence should be.


Many fence materials come available in a variety of styles, with wood being the most versatile and PVC have a large number of options. We at Greenhill Fencing Inc. offer a wide range of quality fences, including aluminum, PVC, wood, and chain link. Our experts can help you decide on the right style fence that will be most beneficial to your property. You can rely on us to properly install the chosen fence style on your property that will make the exterior design of your residence look appealing. To help you with the decision-making process of your fence, we have created a style guide for reference.


Fence style: Picket

Fence materials: Vinyl or wood

House types that match: Neo-Colonial, Victorian, Georgian, and Cape Cod


Fence style: Wrought Iron

Fence materials: Aluminum

House types that match: Urban brownstone, Mediterranean, and Spanish/Mission


Fence style: Horizontal Board

Fence materials: wood

House types that match: Ranch


Fence style: split-rail

Fence materials: wood

House types that match: rustic, farms


Fence style: Spaced flat top picket

Fence materials: Vinyl or wood

House types that match: English Tudor


Fence style: lattice top

Fence materials: vinyl or wood

House types that match: Craftsman


Certain fence styles tend to match specific home types more than others. It is also important to know what objectives different fence styles can accomplish for homes. Here is our breakdown of the multiple purposes that various fence styles can achieve.



–          Board and batten

–          Vertical board

–          Stockade

–          Solid board

–          Lattice top


Security with partial Visibility

–          Wyngate


Establishing Boundaries

–          Picket

–          Ornamental

–          Post and rail


Safety and Protection

–          Chain link

–          Aluminum


We understand that selecting the right style fence can be a little overwhelming, since there are so many factors to consider when to comes to your property. That’s why we at Greenhill Fencing Inc. are here to help! Your fence should be able to meet your needs as a homeowner, whether you want privacy, protection, security, or boundaries. We have installed hundreds of different style fences for residents all over the Pennsylvania area. We have a vast knowledge in the style of fences and have the skills to know how each type is implemented into the ground. Contact us today to get the fence of your dreams.