Three Things You Didn't Know About Wooden Fence Panels

Three Things You Didn't Know About Wooden Fence Panels

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There are a few things about wooden fence panels that are a given. It's an attractive addition to any home, provides a high-quality return on investment, and can secure a house's perimeter quite efficiently.

However, there are also many things you probably didn't know about wooden fences. Here are a few such interesting points you'd be surprised to learn.

Wooden Fence Panels Can Act as Sound Barriers.
Believe it or not, wood privacy fences can act as sound barriers. So long as there are no gaps, sound waves will not be able to get through easily, because sound acts like a liquid and follows the path of least resistance. If there's no path, there's no way to get in. The key for homeowners is to make their wooden fences as tall and solid as possible. So in addition to keeping the neighbor's dog out, wooden fences will also keep its barking out, too.

Wooden Fence Panels Are as Cost Efficient as Metal Fences.
Chain link fences cost about $8 per foot, while a four-foot-tall wooden fence costs about $9 per foot. So for just a dollar more per foot, homeowners can get a more attractive, secure fence installed. What's more, wrought iron fences can cost as much as $30 per foot, which means wood fences are less than one-third of their cost.

Wooden Fence Panelss Have a Variety of Styles.
When most people think of a wood fence, they think of the white washed picket style. While that is certainly an attractive style, it's not the only one wood fences come in. They also can come with a dog-eared top, lattice top, arched top, scalloped top, or in a horizontal louvre or basket weave style, too.

The only catch with wooden fences is that they do require a bit of maintenance and upkeep. Split, decaying wood is a safety hazard, and needs to be repaired promptly. Luckily, privacy fences are easily maintained, which means such repairs won't be needed regularly.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments.

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