Fancy deck fence ideas

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Fancy deck fence ideas
Ornamental Fence (fence spikes image by Adrian Hillman from

A deck is often a popular home addition, and with many decks built off the ground fencing the deck's perimeter is necessary. However, no matter your budget you are not limited to a traditional fence. There are many fencing styles that add elegance and personality to your deck and overall landscaping.

Decorative Posts

If you have a traditional looking fence around your deck you do not need to install a new fence to spice up your fence's style. Simply change your deck posts and you can make your deck fence look upscale. Many fencing retailers sell post caps, or you can design a post cap to create a unique look. Post caps are sold and can be made in numerous fencing materials. Post caps that include outdoor lighting are also available, providing both style and function.

Glass Panels

A glass panelled fence provides security without obstructing views. Glass panels usually connect to one another via posts and railings made from a more traditional material such as a metal. You can create a fence with see-through connecting hardware, which maintains an even more cohesive deck view. However, be prepared to consistently clean the glass panels to keep them looking fresh.


Give your deck a modern look by installing a steel cable fence. Put a traditional spin on the fence by using wood posts, or keep it modern with metal posts. There are numerous post types and you can run cables horizontally or vertically. This fence type does not inhibit a deck's view, is durable, and requires little maintenance.

Ornamental Aluminum

An aluminium fence is perfect if you want a sophisticated and sleek looking deck area. Aluminium fencing is available in numerous finishes that are durable and styles that you can easily personalise. Vertical rails with spherical tips that are held together by horizontal rails is a common style; however, there are many different end shapes for vertical aluminium railing that will tailor this railing to fit your taste. The Better Homes and Gardens website even suggests you install curvy vertical aluminium railings for a unique look, and you can mix vertical aluminium fencing with wooden posts and railings. Depending on the fence height, this fence style provides a minimal amount of deck security, but generally it is installed for its aesthetic beauty.

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