How to Match a Fence to Your House

How to Match a Fence to Your House

Choose the best fence for your house through these simple steps.

Getting a new fence could be the final touch to your property, the last element to encapsulate your home design. Whether you are looking for a front yard fence or a backyard one, it can add significant curb appeal and raise the property value. However, it can be difficult knowing where to begin when trying to match a fence to the house. To get the best look possible, consider these guidelines.


The most crucial aspect of your fence is what its purpose is. Think of this part first before getting to the aesthetics. If you live close to neighbors or beside a busy street, a privacy or picket fence may be what you’re after. However, if you are in a more rural setting, an aluminum, split-rail, or paddock fence may be more appropriate. Your choice will depend on how much security you need, as well. Aluminum is the strongest material, but does not give privacy, whereas vinyl can offer both security and privacy. If affordability is your biggest factor, then wood or chain-link is your best bet.


Once you have pinpointed your fencing priorities concerning cost, security, and privacy, you can then move on to styles. Various styles, as alluded to above, provide for different fencing needs. A few of these options include:

  • Picket: This classic fence style provides just enough security and privacy to allow kids and pets to roam freely in the yard. Individual pickets and each set of pickets between the posts can have different cuts; ask for more details from your local fence contractor.
  • Privacy: Board-on-board or vertical board fences close off views from any straying or spying eyes. The tops of these fences can be arched, scalloped, or straight, and fence post caps come in an array of shapes.
  • Split-rail: Best for rural or spacious lots, split-rail fences have the simplest design and are enough to mark the boundary.
  • Paddock and estate: Instead of having horizontal rails, paddock and estate fences use horizontal boards to connect the fence posts. Colonial and traditional homes go well with their straight and clean looks.
  • Chain-link: These fences are not considered “style central,” but are a humble application of reliable and affordable security. These days, one can select different colors to match the landscape and house.
  • Aluminum: Aluminum also comes in various colors and forms to blend in with the surroundings. It adds a strong and stately look to any home, but is the most expensive option.


If your property has lots of color, a neutral color like black, white, or tan may be best for the fence. If you have white siding, though, white fencing can unify the property. Meanwhile, natural wood looks best with warm colors. 

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