The classic style of picket fence, symbolic of the American dream of home ownership, is also among the most economical ways to fence in your property. Frederick Fence offers picket fence installation throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia, and West Virginia, including Gaithersburg.
Picket fences are built out of closely spaced solid vertical boards or pickets that are attached to horizontal rails (or runners), and are held in place either directly to the posts, or by using a “teco bracket” that provide stability and attachment points for the fence rails. Our picket fence options generally come in two sizes; either 1” X 4” or 1”X 6” boards, along with the horizontal runners and gates with ornamental hardware for creating the perfect entrance onto your property, while also offering a security to keeping your children and pets inside the yard.
Standard picket fencing heights are 48”, 60” and 72” tall. The 4’ tall has 2 runners & 5’ & 6’ tall comes with 3 runners. When using all treated lumber – the posts, pickets, and runners are all treated pine. When using cedar for your picket fence installation, pickets and runners are cedar and posts will be pressure treated pine.
If you want a picket fence that will last a lifetime, we recommend a vinyl picket fence, which is highly durable and maintenance free, other than the occasional watering down with a hose.
One of the reasons why picket fences are so popular is because homeowners can design the picket tops for a custom look that can add great curb appeal to the property. You can choose from a variety of styles and patterns and design the perfect fence that becomes both functional and attractive with a beautiful picket fence top.
Ready to Buy a Picket Fence?
If you’re ready to purchase a simple but elegant way to build a perimeter for your property and are interested in picket fence cost, our staff can work with you to design the perfect picket fence solution for your home & provide you with a competitive quote. Contact Us to get started or give us a call at 301-663-4000.