• Albany Wood Fence Contractor

    Picket Fence


    For many a picket fence brings feelings of nostalgia and comfort. The classic American dream house charm has been used since America’s earliest colonial era and is still popular today. Originally the pickets without blocking the views. A wooden picket fence complementsany home and conveys thoughts of safety and community. It evokes the spirit of a friendly, welcoming neighborhood while still maintaining a secure yard. Can't you just see a puppy rolling in the grass? 


    We recommend cedar for our pickets, especially herein the Pacific Northwest. Cedar is resistant to decay, andalso contains natural oils that repel insects. Quality and sustainability is key. You don't want a fencethat will need to be replaced in a few years.  


    Typically a picket fence is 3 to 4 feet tall. It is comprised ofthe pickets, a top and bottom rail and fence posts. The fence posts are placed
    in a 3 foot hole in the ground and concrete is poured to create a stable footer.
     Once they are set in the horizontaltop and bottom rails are fastened to vertical fence posts for stability. Then the pickets (vertical boards) are evenly spaced, usually about 2 1/2 - 3 inches apart and nailed to the top and bottom


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