Shadow Box Outdoor Fences
Outdoor fences come in a lot of styles and materials. One of the most popular is the shadow box outdoor fences. These outdoor fences, widely thought of as “good neighbor” fences, feature pickets on both sides of the fence rails so that the fence looks identical on both sides. Shadow box outdoor fences are typically 6 or 8 feet tall but aren’t completely private. When you look straight at them, you can’t see what’s on the other side. But, when you look at one from an angle, you can see through it. The view is obstructed, but you can see through them well enough to tell what’s happening on the other side. This is because they are built with the pickets spaced around 2 inches apart on each side of the fence. The spaces are lined up with the picket on the opposite side so you can’t see through the fence looking at it straight on.
These outdoor fences are not completely private, but there are some advantages they have over basic privacy fences that have pickets which are butted together. The most obvious advantage is that they are more stylish than a basic privacy fence and will set your fence apart from your neighbors. Basic privacy fences have one pretty side and a shadow box looks good from inside or outside of the fence. They also hold up to wind better than an average privacy fence. Since they are not completely solid, wind can pass through them without putting as much stress on your fence. Standard privacy fences are the first to go in a major storm.