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Shadowbox Fence

The Shadowbox Fence not Only Fences Your Home, but Provides an Aesthetically Pleasing Landscape

lewes-pool2-whiteHomeowners generally purchase a fence for one of two reasons ñ to keep people out or to keep your pets or children from straying too far from your home. Whatever the reason, when it comes time to choosing a fence, there are generally two distinct choices. The first and cheaper alternative is the chain link fence which serves both purposes well but provides a terribly ugly look to your front or back yard. Alternatively, you can purchase a wood fence which will generally cost a little more, but will provide you with all of the necessary protection of a fence but without the obtrusive look of chain link. When you think about a wood fence, you can narrow down your choices even further by the variety of different wooden fence choices available.

Of the wooden fences, one of the most popular is the shadowbox fence. This fence, unlike many other wooden fences, is aesthetically pleasing to both yourself and your neighbors surrounding you. Because of its alternating board placement on the front and the back of the fenceís structure, the shadowbox looks exactly the same from the view from your house as it does from any neighborís homes around you. Furthermore, after you are finished with the construction of your shadowbox fence, you can stain it to match any outdoor furniture you may have or to match your home itself.

As with any fence, there are some advantages and disadvantages to the shadowbox fence. Firstly, since there are small gaps between each of the boards due to their alternating nature, the fence is able to let wind pass through meaning that a strong gust will not blow a shadowbox over. Also, the shadowbox fence is built in such a way that you can cement the posts into the ground for added durability. However, the drawback of a shadowbox lies in the boards themselves. Depending on the wood choice, a shadowbox fence’s boards may warp or turn over the years since they are not supported on the sides by any other boards.

Choosing the right fence company

Warning Signs for Low Quality Fence Companies

Vinyl Fence -Carroll model 5ft panel

Vinyl Fence -Carroll model 5ft panel

If you are considering using a Southern Maryland fence company to install a new fence on your property, then you will want to do your research before you choose which specific company you want to hire. Not all fence companies are created equal. Some fence companies practice low quality construction techniques and have poor customer service. If you want your fence installation to be done right, then you need to locate a reputable fencing company. Here are warning signs that a specific fence company is of a lower quality:

  1. The company solicited you at your door

Do not trust door to door fence installation company solicitors. If a company has to go door to door to get its business, then odds are it is not a very reputable company.


  1. The fence company wants you to hire them right away

A decent fence company will give you a chance to do your research and shop around before you decide to hire them. If a fence company pressures you to choose them right away, it probably means that they don’t want you to check up n their reputation and business practices.


  1. The company asks you to file for the necessary work permits

All cities and counties will require a work permit to install a fence. A reputable fence installation company will file for the necessary work permits for you. If a company asks you to get the permits it probably means that they are missing the licenses, insurances and bonding required by the state. Avoid any fence company that asks you to get the required permits.


  1. You cannot find any information about the company

You should be able to locate the business’s information either by looking in person or by performing an online search. If you cannot find any information about a company, such as a business address, a phone number, a website or anything else, then odds are the company is neither local nor reputable. You can also check with your local Better Business Bureau or Chamber of Commerce to find out information about local companies.


If you happen to come across any of these warning signs while you are searching for a fence company, you should probably keep looking for a reputable one. Avoid hiring a low quality fence company at all costs!

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