In 2022, Horizontal Fencing is all the rage. It is the latest craze in fencing. It features a modern design and can constitute a variety of material types. Wood, combined with horizontal board fencing breaks the common styles of the past. Horizontal board fence usually features boards of equal size horizontally across each panel. Each panel is usually 6-8' wide. This provides a unique appearance and a high-end designer look.
Horizontal Wood Fence
Wood is the most common fence material used today, and that's no exception to horizontal fence style. Wood is great to work with because it is fully customizable and can be installed a variety of ways. Also, when its done, it can be stained to match any style. The above pictures feature both pine horizontal fencing and cedar horizontal fencing. The cedar (darker color wood) is stained to the customer's liking. It's truly a gorgeous look.
Modern Horizontal Fence
If you search on Instagram or Pinterest for "modern fence styles" or "modern fence" you are sure to bring up thousands of posts of horizontal fencing all around the country. There are many fence companies installing them with metal posts, metal framing, or wood posts. The horizontal fence makes any backyard look that much better, and is definitely a conversation starter. You are guaranteed to see modern horizontal fences installed everywhere in the next 3-5 years based on current market trends.
Horizontal Fence Panels
Typically fences are constructed with vertical pickets that go alongside the fence posts. In a horizontal fence, the pickets run horizontally, and really aren't considered "pickets" at that point, but boards. Horizontal fencing is often referred to as "horizontal board". One thing that should be noted is cost. The cost of a horizontal fence is significantly more expensive due to the tongue & groove boards that need to be installed. They are a higher quality material that are manufactured in smaller volume versus your standard fence pickets. Hence, the cost is usually double than that of a standard horizontal wood fence.
Horizontal Fence Ideas
There are a few different styles you can pick from when it comes to horizontal board fencing.