In this blog, let’s explore what a stockade fence is. We’ll learn the common material options and their benefits for enhancing curb appeal while securing your property. Lastly, we will discuss the practical aspect of building one by considering the costs.
A stockade fence consists of wooden boards closely positioned without any gaps between them and commonly features pointed tops on its pickets. What makes this fence better than a typical picket fence or a chain link fence is it offers more privacy.
The typical height of stockade fences can range from 6-8 feet, but you can customize them according to your preferences. You can also choose a different material for installing a stockade fence. While vinyl is trending in the fencing industry, many homeowners still prefer using wood for their stockade fence due to the difference in repairability and cost-effectiveness compared to vinyl.
Unlike a shadow box fence, the boards of a stockade fence are hinged/flush against one another instead of offset. They’re simply two different styles of privacy fencing.
Common Stockade Fence Material Options:
A stockade fence is typically made of wood. The most common materials are cedar, spruce, or pressure treated wood.
There are plenty of benefits stockade fences can offer. Here are some of them below.
If you want to explore other types of privacy fences, you can check them in our previous blog post here.
Did you know: The term “stockade” was originally tied to military prisons within camps. Instead of serving as barriers around the camp, these fences were first created where prisoners would be confined within a designated area. These were widely common in historic military sites such as Jamestown or Williamsburg.
Based on common fence etiquette, the standard installation involves placing the unfinished side of the fence towards your property and the finished side facing your neighbors.
In certain neighborhoods, it’s not just polite but a legal obligation to have the finished side of your fence facing outward. Some areas have building codes that explicitly mandate installing the fence with the finished side towards your neighbors.
The cost of building a stockade fence is around $8 to 15.00 per linear foot. Other factors that affect the cost of installing a stockade fence include material, location, dimensions, and complexity. We recommend consulting a trusted fencing company for a personalized and accurate quote that meets your specific needs.]