3 Benefits to Using a Picket Fence

When you are looking to fence your yard, there are a lot of choices out there for you. One of the things that you can go with is a picket fence. The picket fence is where a lot of people's minds go when they are thinking about fences because they are relatively easy to install, so they have been used pretty much everywhere for many, many years. So, what are some benefits to going with a picket fence?

Easy to Repair

One of the benefits of going with a picket fence is that you are going to be able to easily repair any damage to the fence. For example, if something happens to one of the pickets, it can easily be removed from the rails that it is attached to and a new picket can be easily attached, and then stained or painted in order to match in the rest of the fence. If one of the rails needs to be replaced, it will take a little more work, because each of the pickets will have to be removed and then reattached, but it will still be relatively easy to replace. 


Another benefit to getting a picket fence installed in your yard is that they are incredibly customizable. You can choose how wide the pickets are, or if you'll use different widths throughout the fence.  You can also choose if the pickets are going to be close together, what color the fence will be, along with several other things. That means that you can easily get a fence that will fit in with the aesthetic of your house, as well as one that will fit in with your neighborhood, if necessary. 

Form and Function

The picket fence can just be there for form, or it can combine form and function. For example, you can have it so that it is just decorative, like around a garden plot or to mark off a play yard. Or you can go with a picket fence that is going to be both pretty and functional, which would mean that the pickets have to be relatively close together and the fence would be higher than if it were just decorative. 

If you are trying to decide what kind of fence to put up around your house, you might consider going with a picket fence. There are a lot of benefits to using these fences. 

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