Shadow Box Fence and Other Semi-Private Fencing Options

shadow box fence with concave scallop

Shadow box fence is known for its alternating board placement on both sides of the rails. This unique design creates a beautiful appearance from any angle, whether you look at it from your house or your neighbors’ homes. The shadow box fence panels create a semi-private fence option. And with its durable cedar wood construction, it can be easily stained to match your outdoor furniture or home’s aesthetic.

Three reasons to consider a shadow box fence

  1. A semi-private shadow box fence provides more privacy than a regular picket fence. Still, it allows for some visibility into the yard or property. The limited visibility makes it an ideal option for homeowners who want privacy and zoning regulations do not permit privacy fencing, 
  2. In addition, these fences are also great for blocking noise and traffic from busy streets or sidewalks. They create a sense of calm and serenity in the yard, which can benefit homeowners who want to relax or enjoy outdoor entertaining.
  3. Finally, many homeowners choose shadow box fences because they offer a nice mix of security and visibility. While they may not be as secure as full privacy fences, they also don’t allow as much light and visibility into the yard or property as regular picket fences. As a result, this can be an attractive option for homeowners who want to strike a balance between protection and seclusion.

Reasons to consider other semi-private fencing options.

As with any fence material or style, there are advantages and disadvantages. Shadow box fence panels allow wind to pass through, making them less susceptible to high-wind damage. However, over time as the pickets age and depending on the quality of the wood, a shadowbox fence’s boards may warp or curve since they are not supported on the sides by any other pickets.

In addition, caring for your cedar wood fence may take more time than other fence materials such as vinyl or aluminum.

An alternative fence to shadow box fencing: closely spaced picket fences

Homeowners generally purchase a fence for one of two reasons. Either to keep people out or prevent their pets or children from straying too far from their homes. A closely spaced vinyl picket fence will not be as semi-private as a shadow box fence. However, it will still reduce visibility while yet providing the desired security.

We offer multiple styles of vinyl fencing with a picket spacing option of one, two, or three inches. Spacing the pickets closer together results in a more private fence.

In addition, the pickets caps may be finished with a dog-eared edge, pointed edge, or a top rail. Dog-ear or pointed pickets are adjustable to create a straight, scalloped, or arched top. 

Finally, a vinyl fence from A to Z Quality Fencing will last longer and require less maintenance than a cedar shadow box fence. 

In Conclusion

If you are looking for a beautiful, semi-private fence that offers privacy and peace of mind, then A to Z Quality Fencing can help. Our versatile vinyl fences come in various styles and colors, and a cedar shadow box fence is always an option! Our experienced team will work with you to find the perfect solution for your yard or property. Request a free online quote and enjoy the benefits of a semi-private shadow box fence (or alternative)!



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Premium Rails

Much like our fence pickets, our company takes care to only build with rails with minor defects. Taking the time to use premium fence materials helps ensure your family can enjoy the security and privacy of your new fence for years to come.

Decorative Details

Our team is committed to going the extra mile in every detail of your fence project.

Customize your fence project by asking about our add-ons we offer: decorative post caps, trim, and custom railings.

Better Fence Pickets

We build with only the best fence pickets. These are not the typical fence pickets anyone can buy from the local big-box stores. We have partnered with suppliers to provide the highest quality wood fencing materials.

Stronger Posts

We understand that your fence is only as strong as your posts. This is why we take great care to use the strongest posts, free of defects. We not only offer heavy-duty wood posts but our no-mess, no-dig installation adds a galvanized steel post inside the wooden post for an even stronger post.

All high-quality posts are built to ensure that your fence stands strong for years.

Stronger Top Rails

The Modern Aluminum Fence top rails are routed into the posts creating an even stronger fence installation! The U channels are screwed to the frame and the entire fence is quickly assembled on-site using our no-mess, no-dig installation.

Modern, Sleek Design

A to Z Quality Fencing’s proprietary Modern Aluminum Fence features one of the most modern, sleek designs on the market. These fences are long-lasting and bring the best of A to Z’s vinyl (including simulated wood finishes) and aluminum products together, allowing for custom fabrication of modern, industrial, privacy fencing.

Stronger Fencing

Compared to wood, vinyl fencing is much stronger. Vinyl fencing is flexible and durable, which helps vinyl out-perform wood fencing in windy conditions and with environmental exposure to UV rays and weather.

Versatile Inlay Options

Want to create a super durable fence that’s as unique as you? With a Modern Aluminum Fence, you can pair A to Z Quality Fencing’s commercial aluminum fence with the inlay that best fits your style. Our vinyl inlay is available in 9 colors including various simulated wood tones, so you can create the exact look you want.

Durable Frame

Modern Aluminum Fence posts are composed of galvanized steel posts covered by our commercial-grade aluminum with its superior powder coat finish to create a stronger, longer-lasting fence that is more than weather-resistant – it will not rust with exposure to the elements!

Easy to Clean

Vinyl fencing can be cleaned easily with a regular garden hose. If you get a little mildew from moisture or shady conditions, you can use a mild dish soap and then spray off the fence with a garden hose. Vinyl fences are very easy to clean, making them a great option for low-maintenance fencing.

More Options Available

Vinyl fencing is available in a wide variety of configurations to match any property, home, or purpose. Iconic, white vinyl picket fences give a feel of classic Americana with that white-picket-fence-style. Darker vinyl fences can be installed to make a space look more elegant or modern. From short picket to tall privacy, vinyl fencing can be designed to enhance your backyard or business.

Strict Standards

All our aluminum fence meets BOCA (Building Officials and Code Administrators) code. These strict standards ensure your fencing is sturdy, durable, and non-climbable, protecting your property no matter if you are fencing in a business, backyard, or swimming pool!

The BOCA health and safety codes are critical when installing fencing around a swimming pool because they prevent children from getting over, under, or through our aluminum fencing.

Beautiful Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fences are a bright, bold fence choice. Available in a variety of colors, vinyl fencing can be installed in a many configurations to help you enhance the beauty of your property. And, because vinyl isn’t as porous as wood, vinyl fences retain their color and finish much longer than wood fencing so you can enjoy your fence for years to come.

Superior Powder Coating

Our superior powder coating provides a smooth, durable finish, more resistant to chips, scratches, fading, rust, and corrosion than other finishes. This long-lasting, low-maintenance finish results from our application and curing processes that melt the powder particles to create a smooth, continuous, and permanent bond to the aluminum.

In addition, our paint finish meets AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association) specifications.

Custom Fabrication

You’re steps away from a one-of-a-kind aluminum fence made just for you! Our high-quality aluminum fencing comes from our sister company A to Z Fence Supplies. We assemble each aluminum fence to meet your unique design requirements, including color, finials, puppy panels, O-rings, and custom top edges.

Stronger Posts & Hardware

A benefit of choosing our team to install your chain link fence is that we use only the most durable posts and hardware.

Chain-link fences are known for being the last fences standing during hurricanes, tornados, and other severe weather events.

Unparalleled Durability

The weakest point of any fence is where the post comes out of the ground. Our no-mess, no-dig installation process pounds a galvanized steel post into the soil. Then we slide an aluminum post over the galvanized steel posts. A steel post is stronger at ground level than an aluminum post.

Our high-quality aluminum fence, combined with our no-mess, no-dig installation process, creates a highly durable aluminum fence.

Top Quality Rails

We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to ensure your investment is built to last.

Adding a top rail to your chain link fence project creates an extra level of durability and security.

Premium Chain Link Mesh

Our chain link mesh offers a high level of security for residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

Manufactured with you in mind to provide you with security and beauty at the same time.

Nice Finishing Caps

Our team prides themselves on putting in the little details that make your fence unique to you. Ask your representative about adding premium finishing caps to your Chain Link fence project.