Wood Fence

Residential Wood Fence

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“All of our wood fence installations are custom built to your plans and specifications.” - Bob Sweeney, Owner of Pinecrest Fence Company

A wood fence is typically one of the most commonly built for residential fencing purposes. When planning to have a residential wood fence built, there are two major factors to consider. One is the type of material being used, while the other is the construction of the fence.


Materials and construction can mean success or failure when it comes to your wood fence. Our wood fences are built using the best material available on the market, making your Philadelphia home stand out from the rest. All of our wood fence material is graded #2 or better. We do offer clear grade pickets and #1 grade upon request.

The second major factor with residential wood fencing is the way it is constructed. Pinecrest Fence Company uses 4×4 pressure treated pine posts on our typical wood fence. Every post is set in concrete. The depth at which we set the posts is determined by the height of the fence. These depths range from 24″ to 48″ and sometimes deeper.

Are you in need of a commercial application? We also provide commercial wood fencing services.


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Framework is all about the details.

When putting up the framework for our wood fencing projects, we use three 2×4 pressure treated pine horizontal rails. The third rail adds stability to the fence and is necessary for the rot board. The typical rot board used is 2×6 pressure treated pine. Pinecrest Fence Company puts a rot board on all of our fences. The rot board acts as a buffer between the picket and the ground. This is important because the cedar picket is the most expensive component of the fence. By placing the rot board under the picket, the pickets are protected from the ground moisture. In the Philadelphia area, a wood fence can be expected to last around 15 years.

Remember to stain your wood fencing to provide the best long-term protection.

An available option that we offer to prolong the life of your fence is staining. Staining your fence helps protect the wood against ultraviolet rays, moisture, and graying of the pickets. We recommend re-staining your fence every couple of years as the procedure is much less expensive than replacing the fence. The information above is based off of our typical wooden fence. There are many options available when considering having a wood fence built. One of our sales representatives will gladly go over your particular needs and desires to best fit you with the desired design.

Are you interested in what a wood fence may cost you? Get a free wood fencing estimate today to help you make the right choice for you current needs.

Wood Fence Styles

Board on Batten Fence Style

Board on Batten Fence Style

Board on Batten fence style utilizes an overlapping fence board to create a finish with a true privacy look. All fence boards shrink after the initial installation and only board on batten and tongue and groove style fences provide full privacy after board shrinkage. Solid board and traditional style fencing will have anywhere from 1/8"-1/4" gaps between the boards after the boards shrink.

Horizontal Fence Style

Horizontal fence styles utilize deck boards being installed horizontally instead of vertically creating a more modern look. Horizontal fences can be spaced to your own specifications or have different sized boards depending on what look you are trying to achieve.
Horizontal Wood Fence Style
Lattice Wood Fence Style

Lattice Wood Fence Style

Lattice fence styles are a more decorative fence type and are only available in 4 feet high. Lattice fencing is available in both square and diamond layout. All lattice fencing is picture framed for a clean look and to add support.

Picket Wood Fence Style

Picket fencing style has gaps between the boards ranging from 1"-3" and numerous detail options ranging from flat top boards to Gothic, French Gothic, Dog Ear, and Angle Cut. Picket fencing can be installed in heights ranging from 36" high to 72" high depending on your containment needs.
Picket Wood Fence Style
Shadowbox Wood Fence Style

Shadowbox Wood Fence Style

Shadowbox fencing is considered a "good neighbor fence" giving the client a fence that looks identical on both sides. Shadowboxing fencing is a semi-private fence allowing airflow and sight through the openings in the fence boards. Shadowbox fencing can be arched, scalloped, or have a cap board added for optional detail.

Solid Board Wood Fence Style

Solid board fencing is the simplest and most common style of fencing utilizing one board next to the other. Solid board fences can have any picket detail added to the top such as Dog Ear, Gothic, French Gothic, Arch, or Scallop added for customization.
Solid Board Wood Fence Style
Spindle Picket Wood Fence Style

Splindle Picket Wood Fence Style

Spindle picket fencing utilizes a 1-1/2" square picket with a spacing of 1"-3". Spindle fencing achieves the look of a deck railing with the durability of a solid square picket. Spindle picket fencing detail options include a cap board, gothic picket cut, and 45-degree angle cut. Spindle picket fencing is available in 48" and 60" heights.

Stockade Wood Fence Style

Stockade fencing is available in milled and rustic finishes in heights ranging from 4' high - 8' high. Stockade fencing is a pre-fabricated fence section made out of white cedar. Stockade fencing is installed on white cedar pencil posts and is available in both privacy and picket styles.
Stockade Wood Fence Style
Traditional Wood Fence Style

Traditional Wood Fence Style

Traditional style fencing is known as a "good neighbor fence" and has an almost identical look on both sides of the fence. Traditional style fencing is one of the most common styles of fencing utilizing horizontal fascia boards to give the fence a clean look.


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