Security is a practical function many homeowners demand from fencing. Wood fences are an excellent choice for privacy fencing
, whether it be in terms of noise barriers or more commonly visual barriers. The stockade style offers an example of a wood fence design that can afford a solid visual barrier between your yard and your neighbor's, resulting in almost total privacy.
Others prefer wood fences with a certain amount of space and airiness to them, to avoid a closed environment. Tall picket fencing can afford partial privacy as can lattice fence.