Our well-known New England poet, Robert Frost, once wrote that ‘good fences make good neighbors.’ He was right: well-designed, well-constructed fencing not only defines your own outdoor spaces and adds to your property value; it also impacts your neighbors’ outdoor areas and can enhance the aesthetic value of your entire community. Ring’s End offers many types of fences in many styles and materials, from a classic picket fence made from weather-resistant vinyl to a rustic post and rail fence made from premium grade cedar.
Types of Fencing
Ring’s End carries wood fencing in a variety of styles, sizes, and wood species. For maximum privacy, consider tongue and groove cedar board fencing or spruce stockade fencing. For the classic New England look, choose from our many styles of cedar and spruce picket fencing. We stock post and rail fencing both in cedar and in a poplar/locust combination. Cedar fence posts and fence gates are also available.
Vinyl fencing resists rot, moisture, fading, and splitting; it is virtually maintenance-free. Ring’s End carries white vinyl privacy fencing in 6’ by 8’ sections as well as white vinyl picket fencing in 4’ by 8’ sections. White vinyl line, blank, end, and corner posts are in stock, as are white vinyl post caps and gates.
Roll fencing, often called utility fencing, serves many purposes ranging from enclosing grazing land to providing erosion barriers. It is commonly made of coated steel or galvanized steel mesh. Roll fencing is available in various heights, the most common being four feet, and in lengths up to 100 feet.
Lattice panels add a decorative touch to board fences, can stand alone as fencing, or can be used in building architectural features such as gazebos and pergolas. Ring’s End offers cedar and pressure-treated wood lattice panels in diagonal and square designs, cedar lattice top panels, and easy-maintenance vinyl lattice panels.
Cedar or copper post caps are beautiful ways to add style to fencing. Ring’s End stocks post caps in squared top, ball top, and pyramid top shapes in sizes ranging from 4” square to 6” square. We can also special order elegant copper globe or pineapple tops.
Cedar gates are both practical and beautiful. They can be left in their natural state; they can also be stained or painted to coordinate with other landscape features like fences or arbors.
Cedar is a highly durable, very attractive wood that makes a beautiful wood fence. Although it has excellent natural rot- and insect-resistant qualities, cedar should be sealed with either an oil-based or a polyurethane sealant.
Treated poplar boards are often used for rustic wood fences. They look good but may not be the best choice for animal containment, as horses and other large animals like to chew on them.
Pressure Treated Wood
Pressure treated wood is a landscaping mainstay, as it resists rot and mildew while remaining relatively inexpensive. Among our choices of lattice, we offer pressure-treated wood lattice panels that look good, last long, and are kind to the budget. These panels can be stained or painted.
Spruce is an economical wood fencing option. It is popular for stockade and other solid style fencing. The wood has an attractive whitish-gray color but will darken over time; you can also choose to paint it.
Vinyl fencing is a strong, durable, easily maintained alternative to traditional wood or metal fences. It is weather-resistant and comes in many designs, colors and textures; although it might require a larger initial investment, its long-lasting, low-maintenance qualities can make it cost-effective.
Steel / Galvanized Steel
Most roll or utility fencing combines the strength of steel with the protection of galvanization—a process whereby steel is coated with zinc to prevent rusting. Galvanized coatings give roll fencing the advantages of less maintenance, longer life, and thus increased coast-effectiveness.
Copper caps and finials add an elegant touch to fence posts, gates, arbors, and railing newels. The distinctive color and sheen of copper provide visual appeal that only improves with time, as the copper takes on a rich green patina. Caps will fit 4” to 6” posts and are offered in slip-over or screw-in models.
How to Choose the Right Fence
- Identify function. What do you want from a fence? Privacy? Establishing a safe play space for pets and children? Security? Architectural and curb appeal? Each function might require different heights, materials, and design, such as vertical member spacing and line-of-sight considerations.
- Decide on materials. Budget is always a factor, but so is the balance between maintenance and appearance. A chain link or roll fence, for instance, requires little upkeep yet is not very stylish, whereas wood fencing is attractive but will need repair, re-staining, or repainting.
- Choose a look to complement your house. Picket fences complement Victorian, Cape Cod, and other traditional architectural styles, for instance; horizontal or vertical board fencing suits Ranch and Contemporary homes; post-and-rail or split-rail fences give a more rustic look. Post caps and finials can add extra distinction to your fencing.
- Know your boundaries. Not only do you need to know your property lines, you need to know community and municipal ordinances concerning setbacks, placement, and height. (It’s also a good idea to verify the location of underground utilities.) This knowledge can affect your choice of fencing materials and styles.