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Wood Fence - Delaware
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DelawareWood Fencing

With their natural beauty and durability, a wood fence is the top choice of many home and property owners in Delaware. We offer an abundance of styles and customization options to suit your style and accentuate the beauty of your home with a gorgeous wood fence.

One of the main perks of a natural wood fence is the ability to customize wood with the style you desire. Wood fences are versatile and blend beautifully into their surroundings, making wood fencing a popular choice for properties all across Delaware.

We offer a large variety of wood fence styles, from full privacy to semi-privacy options, decorative styles, wood rail fences, wood picket fences, and more! Each of these styles can be further customized to perfectly suit your commercial or residential property. Whatever your style, whatever your needs, there is nothing more natural or more traditional than a wood fence. At Backyard Works, we are dedicated to providing excellent service from start to finish. Our amazing team of fence experts is here to help you select a high-quality wood fence style that will meet your needs.

Wood Fencing Custom Top Finishes

Once you choose the style of fence that best suits your needs, consider different finishing options that further enhance the style and design of your custom wood fence! Make sure to consult with our fence experts. Not all custom finishes are available for each of the different fence styles! We can help you design your perfect fence!

Cap Top - Wood Fence Option

Cap Top

This wood fence has a truly finished look and would make a great-looking boundary around your property.Whenever we install the cap and trim style on a new wood fence in Delaware it gets rave reviews from our clients.

Straight Dog Ear Top - Wood Fence Option

Dog Ear Finish Top

The dog ear design is common choice for wood privacy fences in Delaware because it provides a touch of flair without taking away from the fence's simple beauty or privacy.

Convex Top Cut - Wood Fence Option

Convex Top

Another popular choice for wood fences in Delaware is the convex top cut. Just about every style of wood fencing can be finished with the convex cut - including wood picket fences.

Concave Top Cut - Wood Fence Option

Concave Top

Some of our Delaware clients choose the concave top cut, the inverse of the more popular convex top cut. It's entirely up to you to decide what looks best and how you want your house or business to appear.

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Wood FencingStyles

There are many styles of wood fencing and we've included our most popular ones below.

Wood Board on Board Style Fence - Delaware

Wood FencingBoard-on-Board

The wood fence style is constructed with an overlapping pattern of vertical pickets where every other board is attached to the picket next to it, creating a more dimensional full privacy pattern.

Wood Stockade Style Fence - Delaware

Wood FencingStockade

Among the most traditional privacy fence styles, stockade fences are constructed with wood boards that are placed tightly against one another, giving you a solid panel.

Wood Shadowbox Style Fence - Delaware

Wood FencingShadowbox

Alternating boards on either side of the rail create an attractive look on both sides of the fence, which is one of the best features of a wood shadowbox fence.

Wood Picket Fence - Delaware

Wood FencingPicket

A modern approach to the traditional wood picket fence is to use flat top or dog-eared pickets to create that decorative boundary.

Wood Post and Rail Fence - Delaware

Wood FencingPost and Rail

A wood post and rail fence is an economical and attractive way of enclosing large spaces or marking the boundaries of your property.

Wood Horizontal Fence - Delaware

Wood FencingHorizontal

Horizontal wood fences are a contemporary variation of standard wood fencing styles. This style is a perfect pairing with modern-style homes.

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CHOOSE YOURType of Wood Fence

Choose the type of wood you prefer for the right level of quality and price point for your new wood fence project!

Delaware Fence Company Wood Fence Types
Pressure-treated pine wood fences in Delaware

Pressure-treated PineWood Fences

Pressure-treated pine is the most common, economical, standard option for wood fences of all styles and sizes.

Cedar wood fences in Delaware

CedarWood Fences

For a longer-lasting, stronger choice, cedar is the best option. Although a higher price point, it's also the higher quality of the wood options.

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When you have questions or are looking for information to get started on your fence or outdoor project, our team is glad to help! Simply reach out by phone or our online form, and get the answers you need!

Wood Fencing Key Features

There is simply no way to stress enough the importance of strong posts that are properly installed for the strength and life of your wood fence!

When properly installed by our expert fence team, our wood fence posts will stand strong and last for years. Quality matters! Our wood fences are built and expertly installed to look great and to stand the test of time! It all starts with a strong fence post!

All of our wood fence posts, rails, and pickets are expertly chosen and installed, to maximize the life of your wood fence in Delaware.

Did you know that there are different grades and types of wood? Our professional-grade wood rails are what separates us from many of our competitors. Our rails are of a higher grade than other options we see across the Delaware region. This is an important difference, because the horizontal rails fail frequently on lower-quality wood fences. We see it all the time!

People sitting on the top of the fence, climbing the fence, leaning heavy objects against the fence, or branches falling onto the top of the fence can all easily damage a low-quality wood fence rail! Rot, splitting, warping ... these are all much more likely and much more severe with lower quality wood materials. Our wood fences are built to last and a key reason our wood fences last so long and look like new - is because of the higher quality wood fencing materials we install for our residential and our commercial clients.

All of our wood fence posts, rails, and pickets are expertly chosen and installed, to maximize the life of your wood fence in Delaware.

Just like our posts and our rails, we install high-quality wood fence pickets. The thicker, wider, and higher-density wood cost a little more than the cheap wood sold at big box stores. However, wood fences across Delaware take a lot of abuse and our high-quality pickets are proven to be more resilient! For wood fences that last and look great, high-quality wood pickets are a must!

All of our wood fence posts, rails, and pickets are expertly chosen and installed, to maximize the life of your wood fence in Delaware.

key features of Wood fencing in Delaware

Wood FencingKey Benefits

The many excellent benefits of a wood fence make it a great choice.

Key Benefits of wood Fencing for Delaware properties.

Our wood fences are highly customizable and are available in a variety of styles. The fence panels themselves come in many different designs including board-on-board, shadowbox, horizontal, and more. In addition, there are many styles to choose from for the top of the fence along with the option to paint or stain a wood fence. These fantastic benefits allow you to achieve any style you want with a wood fence.

Key Benefits of wood Fencing for Delaware properties.

Our skilled installation team is fully trained in the most effective and efficient methods to ensure that your wood fence is secure and will last for years to come. We only use quality cedar and pine for our wood fences for maximum durability and strength. If you need security, wood fences are a great option.

Key Benefits of wood Fencing for Delaware properties.

When the goal is privacy, wood fences offer one of the best options. A board-on-board or stockade style will ensure that no one can see through your fence. Different styles of wood fencing can be mixed to create full privacy where needed and a more open feel in places that don't require it, making wood fencing an excellent choice as a privacy fence.

Key Benefits of wood Fencing for Delaware properties.

The look of a wood fence, no matter what style you choose, is always attractive and enhances a property's curb appeal. The natural look of wood blends in well with any backyard environment. From wood picket fences to full privacy options, wood fences are one of the most attractive options in fencing.

Wood Fencing Common Applications

Our wood fences are built and designed to cover the needs and preferences of homeowners as well as business owners in the Delaware region. At Backyard Works our craftsmen can offer wood fences in a wide range of designs and styles and the natural material of wood makes it easy to use for both modern and more traditional settings.

Residential Wood Fence - Delaware

WoodResidential Fencing

Residential wood fencing is a popular choice for homeowners looking to add privacy, security, and customizable appeal to their property.

Commercial Wood Fence - Delaware

WoodCommercial Fencing

Commercial wood fencing is a great option for businesses looking to add security, aesthetic appeal, and natural charm to their property.

Wood Fencing Common Uses

Due to its natural beauty and excellent versatility, wood fencing is a reliable option for many different settings in the Delaware area.

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Wood Pool Fencing in Delaware

Wood Privacy Fence

Secure, durable, and attractive, privacy stockade fencing is one of the most popular styles of wood fencing. Create safety and security with one of our full-privacy or semi-privacy options.

Wood Decorative Fencing in Delaware

Wood Decorative Fence

From picket fences to custom board-on-board looks and everything in between, wood fencing offers attractive options that are aesthetically pleasing and guaranteed to boost curb appeal

Wood Pet Fencing in Delaware

Wood Pet Fence

Keep your pets safely enclosed with an attractive wood fence. Available in many options and styles, wood fencing provides the perfect solution for protecting your furry friends.

We Build Custom Gates!

Backyard Works is Delaware's top custom gate contractor. We can create all types of custom gates that compliment your fence and provide safety and security for your property.

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Delaware Fence & Outdoor Living Design and Building with OUR EASY PROCESS

When it comes to an outdoor living design and installation project, we have simplified the process and created an easy 3-step system. Our team at Backyard Works in Delaware has provided a wide selection of outdoor living construction services and provided our surrounding communities with the highest level of customer service. Speak to our team to get started on your fence, deck, or sunroom project today!

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Buying a fence step 1: Measure the property

Planning and Receiving an Estimate

All of our fence, deck, and outdoor living design and build projects start with an initial consultation with our experts. At Backyard Works, we are a full-service fence, deck, and outdoor structure building company in the Delaware area, and we pride ourselves on our commitment to customer satisfaction.

Buying a fence step 2: choose a fence style

Preparation for Success

After you are signed on and ready to go, our team goes through a long checklist of steps and procedures to ensure your project needs are documented in detail, we verify all selections and finalize your design for your approval. We will handle county permitting, marking utility lines, project management, and planning our start date.

Buying a fence step 3: Delivery & Installation

Construction and Installation

It's time to begin your fence, deck, or sunroom project! First, our team is mobilized and your project materials are delivered. Our team works hard to make your fence, deck, or building project dreams a reality by combining excellent materials with amazing craftsmanship. We then ensure that the construction has passed inspections and complete any punch list Items.

Wood Fence Warranty Information

Backyard Works is proud to provide a 3-year workmanship warranty on all wood fences that we build for our clients; however, there is no additional manufacturer warranty on wood fences as it is a natural product and has a tendency to rot, split, or warp over time.

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Delaware Wood Fence Warranty Information

Yes! We are a leading custom wood fencing contractor across the entire Delaware area.

Our crews are experienced and specially trained in the latest techniques for building wood fences, ensuring your fence is installed properly, will look great, function properly, and will hold up to the harsh weather typical of Delaware.

Pricing on all fencing materials can fluctuate, but generally speaking, the up-front cost of wood fencing is usually lower than some other types of fencing. Keep in mind that wood fencing needs to be maintained by sealing and staining it over time, so its maintenance should be considered in the total cost of your purchase.

Your wood fence should be protected with a high-quality stain and sealer, but the decision is ultimately yours to make. Proper care and maintenance of your wood fence will absolutely extend the life of your fence for many years to come!

The harsh weather conditions in Delaware can severely impact wood fences that are not properly cared for. Speak to one of our wood fence experts to learn more about the specific steps you can take for your particular situation.

Wood fencing is a popular option for homes and businesses in Delaware. A properly built wood fence with quality material is strong enough to stand up to the harsh weather conditions of Delaware.

The best option for wood fencing at properties all around Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware is our pressure-treated pine or western red cedar. Western red cedar is superior to many of the fences built by other contractors who may say they use cedar, but they are actually using a product called Japanese red cedar that is a much lower-quality wood. Properly maintained, wood fences last years and look great in Delaware.

Prices on wood fences are highly dependent on the amount of fencing you need as well as the exact style, height, and options you select.

We provide wood fencing quotes for free! Simply reach out to our team by giving us a call and our team of friendly, experienced staff will be glad to walk you through the process and plan a consultation.


We encourage you to speak with one of our fence experts before focusing solely on price! There are cheaper, very poor-quality wood grades that are commonly used by other fencing contractors in Delaware to cut costs. These lower-quality wood options are not only inferior but they will absolutely not last! We don't use them.

There are also very inexperienced and unprofessional fence installers who continually cut corners in their labor and installation techniques who don't stand behind their work, regardless of what their so-called-warranty says.

Wood fences must stand up to the physical demands of Delaware weather, the sun, wind, changing humidity levels, and physical abuse from falling branches, landscapers, neighbors, animals, and more.

Shopping for the cheapest fence is usually not the best way to make a decision about the fence you want to protect and beautify your property.

As always, we are proud to offer a 3-year workmanship warranty on all of our fence projects! However, wood fence materials do not come with a manufacturer warranty. Speak with one of our fence experts to learn the specific details about the warranties of the wood fence options you are considering.

The best way to get an accurate estimate for your fence installation date is to call our team of friendly fence consultants! There are times throughout the year when that timeframe may be shorter or it may be longer.

There are other things that can delay the start of a fencing project. If you select a specific type of wood, post options, or decorative options that need to be specially ordered, that will often delay the installation of your fence. We will help you to identify, in advance, any of your choices that are known to be likely to cause these additional delays, and we will offer alternatives whenever possible.

Wood fencing is unique in its ability to be utilized for such a wide array of applications. Listed below are some of the most popular applications of wood fencing:

  • Decorative Wood Fencing
    There are many decorative styles of wood fencing, perfect for showcasing areas of a property or sectioning off an area of your yard. Wood rail fences and wood picket fences are two of the most common decorative styles of wood fencing.
  • Wood Pool Fencing
    Wood fencing is a perfect choice for the perimeter of a property to provide privacy for pool areas. We generally do not recommend wood fencing directly adjacent to the pool itself due to the high moisture content in the air. This moisture can cause the fence to deteriorate more rapidly than normal.
  • Wood Perimeter Fencing
    Wood fencing is the staple of privacy fences. Popular across Delaware, a 6-foot dog ear, pressure-treated pine wood privacy fence is quite possibly the single-most requested wood fence we install.

Every local municipality in Delaware has a separate set of requirements when it comes to building permits, and that includes wood fencing. Sometimes the specific height of the fence or placement of the fence or purpose of the fence can impact the need for a permit. There are also HOA considerations in some areas.

When you decide to work with Backyard Works, we will handle all of the permitting necessary for your fence project! We have installed many wood fences in just about every possible area across Delaware so we are happy to answer these sorts of questions.

At Backyard Works, we pride ourselves on high-quality fence installations and workmanship. Therefore, we install fences for the majority of the year aside from a short break during winter because of the challenges we face when attempting to install fences during these particularly cold conditions.

There are certain times during the year when our installation schedule is busier, but our fence team always does its best to get you the fence you need right when you need it. Reach out today to find out what our current schedule looks like! We always have room for one more fence!

Fence placement is ultimately the responsibility of you, the customer. Moving a fence after it's already been installed can be costly. It's never a bad idea to get a survey to be safe. However, in many cases, we can install your fence without an official survey, especially if the property lines are clear and well-marked. While a survey is not required, it can greatly reduce the chance of dealing with the headache of moving your newly installed fence.

There are many small fence companies in Delaware that install wood fencing. Very few of them specifically train their teams on the best installation techniques and practices for designing, building, and installing wood fencing. Unfortunately, this means that your wood fence is almost certainly not installed as securely as it could be, which, ultimately, can reduce the quality and lifespan of your fence.

Be sure to choose a reliable fence company that has been around. Here are some of the most common pitfalls of using an unreliable, unlicensed, or uninsured wood fencing contractor:

  1. The Wood Fence Warranty is Void
    If the company that installed your wood fence isn't still in business down the road, the workmanship warranty on the fence and the gates is worthless. Additionally, even if you do choose the few wood fence products and options that do come with material warranties, some manufacturers won't warranty their fence material if it was damaged during installation or installed improperly, which is fairly common.

  2. The Fence Almost Certainly Won't Last As Long
    As a professional fencing contractor, our team of installers undergoes rigorous training and constant professional enrichment. We are dedicated to improving our knowledge and skills of the best fencing materials and the best fence installation techniques for wood fencing in order to maximize the strength and life of your fence. Companies that simply install fences as something they do "on the side" usually have no idea how much they actually don't know about wood fencing and what is best for you and your property.

  3. Putting Your Property at Risk
    Installing wood fences in Delaware is actually somewhat risky. Sudden, harsh weather during the installation of a fence can blow materials, damaging your business or customer's cars. We've seen concrete splatter up onto cars or drip down long stretches of walkways and driveways as wet concrete or other materials are transported. The secondary damage to businesses or your customer's vehicles while installing fences by poorly trained labor is a very common thing.

    Additionally, anyone hurt on your property while they are working puts you at risk! If you hire an unqualified fencing contractor - you may be liable.

At first glance, hiring a "cheaper" fence company to install your wood fence may appear to save you a few dollars, but in the long run it is almost certainly a price that you simply cannot afford to pay!

Wood FencingFAQs

Get the answers to our most popular wood fence questions from our customers in the Delaware area!

wood fence FAQs in the Delaware area

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Financing Available!

Backyard Works has partnered with a lending source for Delaware residents who are adding fencing or an outdoor living structure to enhance and to protect their property.


Next Steps

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to the most often-asked questions from other Delaware property owners like you. Visit our FAQ page for answers about our company and the services we offer. Then, reach out to speak with our build consultants.

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