Almost every American homeowner should install a fence in their property. After all, not only does it clearly establish where your property ends and your neighbor’s begin, it also increases your home’s overall aesthetic appeal and by extension, your property value. When installing a fence in your home, it’s vital that they’re properly spaced so they can properly expand and contract. But how exactly can you space them?
In this post, roof replacement and fence installation experts Masters Roofing tells you how big your fence gaps should be.
Solid Privacy Fence
When it comes to fences, you can choose between two kinds: solid fences for complete privacy and board-on-board fence for privacy and air circulation. Depending on which kind you choose, how big the fence gaps should be can vary. For instance, if you’re building a solid privacy fence, you can either install them closely together or give them adequate space. If you choose the latter, you can space them to ¼ inch to allow it to expand and contract in wet and dry weather.
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Board-on-Board fences are often used as a “good neighbor” fence since they’re attractive on both sides. This is because the fence boards alternate the sides of the rails. When you’re installing this, it’s vital that they overlap one another by at least 1 inch on both sides of the boards. Therefore, if you choose a 6-inch fence board, you can space them approximately 3 ½ inches apart as the board’s actual width is 5 ½ inches.
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