A shadow box fence, also known as a board-on-board fence, is a type of privacy fence that offers both security and an attractive appearance. It is constructed using overlapping vertical boards on both sides of the fence, creating a visually appealing pattern that provides privacy while allowing some airflow and natural light to pass through.
Key features and benefits of a Shadow Box Fence
Privacy with Airflow: The overlapping boards of a shadow box fence create a design where each board alternates on either side of the fence. This design allows airflow to pass through the fence while still providing a significant level of privacy. It is an ideal option for homeowners who want privacy without completely blocking out the view or airflow.
Aesthetically Pleasing: The alternating pattern of the boards on a shadow box fence creates a visually interesting and attractive appearance. From both sides of the fence, it presents a neat and finished look with no exposed rails or posts. This makes it an appealing choice for homeowners who want a fence that adds style and charm to their property.
Strength and Durability: Shadow box fences are built with overlapping boards and sturdy construction, making them strong and durable. The overlapping design provides structural integrity, making the fence resistant to strong winds and other weather conditions. It can withstand the test of time without significant maintenance or repairs.
Enhanced Security: The overlapping boards of a shadow box fence not only provide privacy but also add an extra layer of security. The overlapping design makes it difficult for outsiders to see inside the fenced area, discouraging potential intruders or trespassers. It can help create a secure environment for your home or property.
Versatile Design Options: Shadow box fences offer versatility in terms of design and customization. They can be constructed using various materials such as wood, vinyl, or composite materials. You can choose the height, width, and spacing of the boards based on your preferences and needs. Additionally, the fence can be stained or painted in a color that complements your property’s aesthetic.
Low Maintenance: While shadow box fences may require occasional maintenance like cleaning or staining, they generally have lower maintenance requirements compared to other privacy fence options. The overlapping design helps minimize the accumulation of debris and dirt between the boards, making cleaning easier. Vinyl or composite shadow box fences are particularly low maintenance, as they do not require staining or painting.
A wood shadow box fence looks the same on both sides, with no totally exposed horizontal runners or posts. We achieve this look by using a framework of planks and attaching boards on both sides of that framework. Typically, we space out boards on each side to give the fence an alternating board sequence.There are many ways we can space out the boards to achieve your desired look, and there are numerous plank widths, wood types and stain colors to choose from.
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