The Benefits of a Horizontal Wood Privacy Fence

Do you need some privacy in your life? If so, a horizontal wood privacy fence may be the perfect solution for you!

So, whether you’re looking to increase your privacy or just add some extra curb appeal to your home, read on for all you need to know about horizontal wood privacy fences!

What is a privacy fence?

A privacy fence is a type of fence that is designed to block out the view from the outside. Privacy fences can be made from a variety of materials, but wood is one of the most popular choices.

Privacy fences are typically taller and more solid than other fences. For example, picket fences are primarily aesthetic, as they are short and posts are spaced out creating open views.

Alternatively, privacy fences, while they can still be beautiful, are focused on function. The boards are placed close together, and there are few if any gaps. This tall, solid barrier is what makes a privacy fence ideal for those who want more privacy in their lives.

Why wood?

Wood fences have been used for centuries to create boundaries and provide privacy. Wood is a natural material that is strong and durable. It can also be stained or painted to match your home’s exterior.

Another benefit of wood fencing is that it is easy to repair. If a board needs to be replaced, it can be done relatively easily with minimal disruption to the rest of the fence.

What’s a horizontal wood privacy fence?

A horizontal wood privacy fence is simply a privacy fence that has its boards placed horizontally instead of vertically. The boards are attached to the rails using brackets, screws, or nails.

Benefits of a horizontal wood privacy fence

There are several benefits to having a horizontal wood privacy fence.

Better Privacy

If you want to create a private, enclosed space by adding a fence, a horizontal wood fence can be the way to go. The horizontal positioning of the planks means there are fewer gaps or spaces, creating the best barrier between your yard and the busy outside world.

Trendy Aesthetic

In the last few years, horizontal wood fencing has become the hottest new style for a variety of fencing needs. For those looking for a more contemporary or modern look for their front and back yards, horizontal fencing is the ideal option.

The arrangement of the planks is eye-catching and fresh. Because of the horizontal layout, the fence gives the appearance that it’s stretching across the yard. This visually elongates the look of the fence, making your enclosed space look bigger, too.

Additionally, you can accessorize a horizontal fence. For example, horizontal wood fences are often combined with other elements, such as stone or concrete pillars. The mixing of materials is very popular right now and can add to the contemporary look and feel of your new fence.


Wood fences are often more affordable than other options —like steel or PVC/vinyl. And with wood, you aren’t stuck choosing between style and function, either. With so many options, you are sure to be able to select a wood that fits your budget and aesthetic.


Horizontal wood privacy fences are versatile and customizable. You can choose the size of the planks and the color of the fence. Plus, since it is made of wood, you can stain it or paint the fence pretty much any color you like.

Additionally, if your property is located on a slope, we can custom build a horizontal wood privacy fence that fits the space perfectly.


In much of the Southeast, the most popular type of wood for a horizontal wood fence is cypress. However, other options are available, based on your budget and preferences.

No matter what type of wood you select, when your fence is built properly and maintained correctly, it will last for many years.


A tall, horizontal wood privacy fence creates a safe and secure area around your home. If you have children or pets, you won’t have to worry about them wandering away from the confines of your backyard. And a horizontal fence can also keep unwanted visitors off your property.

Potential downsides

As with anything, there are also some potential downsides to horizontal wood privacy fences. One is that installation can be more expensive than other types of fences. Additionally, because the boards are placed horizontally, gaps can form between them over time which may reduce the fence’s privacy.

Finding a fencing company

If you’re interested in having a horizontal wood privacy fence installed, the first step is finding a reputable fencing company. You can ask friends or family for recommendations or look for reviews online. Once you’ve found a few companies you’re interested in, be sure to get quotes from each one so you can compare pricing.

Bravo Fence Company has been in business in the Atlanta area for nearly 20 years and has positive online reviews from real customers.

Getting started on your horizontal wood privacy fence

Once you’ve found a fencing company you’re happy with, the next step is to schedule a consultation. During this meeting, the fence company will come to your home and assess your needs.

They will also provide you with a quote for the project. Once you have decided to move forward with the project, the fence company will begin installing your horizontal wood privacy fence!

We hope this blog post has been helpful in teaching you about horizontal wood privacy fences. If you’re thinking about adding one to your home, we encourage you to reach out today. We can’t wait to help you add a beautiful horizontal wood privacy fence to your property!


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