fence can come in just about any material and any configuration. From the common but oh-so-homey white picket fence to the elegance of wrought metal, a fence extends the architecture of the house to the edges of the property. So just as a white picket fence would be out of place where the house is all Tuscan villa, an ornate wrought metal fence would be out of place in front of a Cape Cod home.
Fences also have very specific functional requirements. They can separate, connect, define, enhance and screen. In addition, they can mitigate acoustic nuisances. To achieve these goals, fences can be open and decorative, like the picket fence, or solid and tall, like one made of corrugated metal.
The style, material and type of fence that’s right for your home depends on what you want it to achieve. And don’t forget to make sure your proposed fence complies with local codes and ordinances.