Although the open design of wood picket fencing doesn't offer much privacy from neighbors, it's an ideal choice if you're simply interested in the way that your property looks. Wood pickets are available in multiple styles and you can stain or paint it any color you'd like. You can choose a color that complements your personal style or your home, using it as a decorative embellishment for your property.
This type of wood fencing also allows wind to pass through the pickets so that it can better stand up to strong winds. Fence types that don't have this open design must be thicker and installed deeper into the ground so that they don't blow over too easily. Additionally, wood picket fences are flexible and have the ability to adapt to ground contour. Whether your property is flat, sloped or has bumpy areas, this type of fence will work for you.