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Benefits of a Board on Board Fence

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A board on board fence offers several benefits to the homeowner, including versatility, functionality and privacy. Board on board fencing is available in several different design options to suit every home style. Because the boards are made out of wood, they are able to be customized with stains and finished to complement the rest of your home.

Double-Sided Visual Appeal

Most types of fencing only offer the option of one visually appealing side. Homeowners have to decide whether they want the attractive side of the fence facing their own yard, or the neighbor’s yard. The two sides of a board on board fence are equally visually appealing. This is due to the design of the board on board fence. It’s a simple design of upright boards attached to a length of horizontal board; generally one near the bottom and one near the top of the fence. Thus, the front and the back side of the fencing are the same, which provides an attractive look no matter what side you’re on.

Ample Vertical Height

Board on board fencing provides ample vertical height, and is typically available in boards between four and eight feet. For homeowners who live close to neighbors, a board on board fence is the perfect solution to enhance backyard privacy. Because of this, fencing is a very popular option for placing around pools and hot tubs where there is a strong desire for privacy.

Total Security

For homeowners who are concerned about home security or keeping a beloved family pet or even small children from escaping, board on board fencing is a solid choice. While designs such as the shadow box may admit some light and space between slats, the space is usually not sufficient for the average child or pet to slip through. If escape is still a concern, however, a homeowner can simply choose a tighter fence design. This is one of several ways that a board on board fence provides versatility for use.

Superior Strength

Board on board fencing is a solid fence choice for homeowners concerned about strength and durability. Generally speaking, since the board lengths are longer, the posts are dug deeper than an average fence. The combination of deeply dug fence posts and solid, strong fencing and connection design work to ensure that the fence will stay in place long after its installation date.

Multiple Finish Options

Homeowners who have a new board on board fence installed have the option of staining or painting it to a color of their liking. With this option, homeowners can protect the fence and use different colors over the fence’s lifetime. Learn more about why fence stain is so important.

Board on board fencing offers many benefits that can provide your home with a solid and attractive fence for a lifetime. Talk to your local fence contractor to learn more about the benefits of board on board fencing.

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