Horizontal Fences are growing in popularity because of the modern look and endlessly customizable design features. They have become our most popular style and for good reason. Explore with us the benefits and considerations when installing a horizontal fence in Minneapolis/St.Paul and surrounding metro areas.
Choosing a Horizontal Fence Installation Contractor
Horizontal fences are a new style to the Minnesota market and require a higher attention to detail to have a structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing finished product compared to typical vertical fences. Ridgeline Fence and Deck provides all our potential customers with photo examples of the horizontal fence style they are looking for, addresses to previously installed horizontal fence projects, and links to our Instagram and Facebook pages to help our potential client become inspired by photos of our recent projects!
Pricing of Horizontal Fences
Many consumers are surprised to learn horizontal fences fall close in price in comparison to their vertical counterparts. In general, our horizontal fences have similar pricing as our craftsman design and vinyl fences. Adding additional design features, such as a deck board top cap or a different width board are factors that will increase the cost the greatest. If you would like to get a quote right now to preview a rough cost on installing a horizontal fence in your yard, click here.
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Horizontal Fence Designs
Horizontal fences are not only the most customizable wood fence style, but are the most common fence style in general. One of the best features with horizontal fences is the option to customize the board size and spacing to create a one of a kind design. The ability to create a privacy fence to an open and inviting option is what makes horizontal fences so appealing to homeowners.
Durability of Horizontal Fences
There is a common misconception that horizontal fences are not as durable a traditional vertical fence. However, this could not be further from the truth as we have actually found them to last longer and be stronger. How? A 6ft vertical fence panel will normally have 3 horizontal 2x4 rails with two fasteners per 2x4. This gives you 6 fasteners securing the panel on each side to the posts. A 6ft horizontal privacy fence panel has 10-12 (6 inch wide) boards that connect to the post on either side with 2 fasteners typically per board. This gives you 20-24 fasteners on each panel which is substantially more. In addition, the fasteners for vertical fences are typically toenailed in to the rail which is a much weaker connection method compared to the face screwing that is done with horizontal fences.
Read what clients we have previously installed horizontal fences for have to say!
I really enjoyed working with Max and his team. They were quick, professional, and easy to work with. Very competitive pricing. The installation of my California chain link was quick and took literally a day. Max and his team were also willing to come do help me with small fixes (like when a gate latch broke) long after the installation. WORK WITH THEM!!
Fantastic experience with Max Wiczek and team at Ridgeline Fence, building a beautiful new cedar fence to match our original narrow-slat one for our 1917 home. Max came in on-budget and on-time, with great people all around. It took some doing to customize the slats, and Max had no problem with that. Also, the gates travel perfectly (these galvanized steel posts are rock-solid).
Max and crew were very professional from beginning to end. They took the time to answer all my questions and concerns. Quick response time to my calls and text messages and provided me with updates on timelines. We had just got a new puppy who needed a fenced in yard and they were able to still work us in before winter. Our bernadoodle is very happy now to roam free! Amazing quality workmanship. Thank you!