One of the most popular types of wood fences is the solid dog ear style fence. Solid dog ear fences are constructed with no spaces between the pickets. The fence panels are placed on only one side of the cross rails. This style of fence is usually built with treated posts. Cedar pickets and rails are recommended over treated, however, as they have less tendency to warp or bow.
Solid dog ear fences are some of the most economical wood fences. This type of fence is also very easy to install. The uniform and consistent pattern of the fence pickets makes for a simple construction job.
Some people dislike solid dog ears as they feature a neighbor side and a home side. The neighbor side hides the cross rails from view, but they are not masked on the home side. Some homeowners, however, do not mind naked cross rails.
To learn about the wide variety of wood fences available, please contact the Austin Wood Fence experts of Viking Fence by calling 1-800-252-8117.