Fences have come a long way from the days when the only styles available were chain link, white picket, and privacy fences. Today there is a wide selection of aluminum, cast iron, wood alternative, and natural wood fences in a myriad styles. They offer much more than just a privacy barrier or a property line indicator. Below are some of the trendiest fence styles for 2018.
Popular Fence Styles for 2018
1. Illuminated Fencing
By adding lights to your fence, you transform a dark, shadowy backyard into a glowing, well-lit outdoor space. Whether you add cap-lights to the uprights, string fairy lights along the top rail, or mount floodlights at ground level around the perimeter, you’ll love the way it brightens the yard and lightens the atmosphere. Use solar-powered lights, available at any home and garden shop, and you won’t even see an increase in your electricity bill.
2. Wood Alternatives
Wood fences are inexpensive, practical, and effective. However, they require annual maintenance to keep them looking their best, so many homeowners opt for wood alternatives. Cast-iron and aluminum are old standbys, but now your options include vinyl, fiberglass, and composite. These fencing materials are long-lasting, water resistant, and low maintenance.
3. Living Walls
Living walls feature vines or other foliage that create a lush screen of plant life. You can accomplish this numerous ways. You can encourage vines to weave their way up chain link or place planters at the top of a privacy fence. You can also build flower boxes right into the fence itself where you can set potted plants.
Whether you’re looking for a tried-and-true wood fence or more decorative, you can find a trendy style that meets your needs. Contact Herb Geddes Fence Company for an experienced fence contractor in Nicholasville, KY. They are family-owned and-operated and have been serving Jessamine County for five decades. They specialize in chain link, aluminum, ornamental, and custom wood fences, and can help you choose the right material and style for your yard. Visit their website to view a gallery of completed projects, or call (859) 885-2215 to discuss your options.