Understanding Your Fence Style Options

You’ve been thinking about getting a new fence for a while now—since the day you moved in, actually. Fences are a great way to add style and security to your yard, but fencing projects often fall by the wayside because homeowners are unsure of what their options are and what they want. So, seasons change and yards remain unfenced. Not this time.

Here’s a quick overview of fencing options to help you start planning right away.

Proud Pet Owner?
If you’re looking to puppy-proof the perimeter, reinforcing your fence is a must. To keep your furry family members safe, sound, and in their own yard, consider these options:

  • Puppy Pickets: The Puppy Picket is a custom add-on to your new aluminum fence that stands about 18 inches off the ground. Aluminum, though it costs a bit more, boasts long-term benefits.
  • Puppy Panels: The cheaper of the two options, Puppy Panels are black, vinyl-coated chain links that wrap around the bottom of your fence and stand about 24 inches off the ground.

Pick Your Grade
Wondering if you should spring for the commercial grade fencing?

The biggest difference between commercial and residential grade aluminum fencing is the thickness of the aluminum, the size of the fence posts and the panels. To the naked eye, it can be hard to discern between the two. But if you look closely at the sides of the panels, you’ll notice that the commercial grade fence utilizes thicker panels and heavy duty posts—making it the sturdier option.

Both grade options will keep kids and pets where they belong and dissuade trespassers, but commercial grade options are available in taller heights, which offer heightened security. Commercial grades have a heavy, sturdy appearance while residential grade aluminum offers a sleeker, more decorative look.

Style and Spacing
Standard spacing between fence posts is 4″, but for an additional fee, you can choose to do 3″ (for an additional $2 per foot) or 2″ (for an additional $4-$5 per foot). Reduced spacing is great for added security—keeping small animals in (or out of) your yard.

When it comes to finding the perfect style to complement your home, you have several choices. Here are a few examples to help you visualize your beautiful new fence:

ORNACO Aluminum fence style options


hamilton fence

Hamilton Style

canterbury fence

Canterbury Style

belmont fence

Belmont Style

ascot fence

Ascot Style

Like your home and your landscaping, you can choose a fence that’s uniquely yours. Whether you’re looking to keep your pets in the yard or you’re looking for a little extra protection, we’ve got exactly what you’re looking for.

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