Customizing Your Zionsville Oasis: Design Ideas for Privacy Fencing

by | Jun 4, 2024 | Privacy Fences, Zionsville

Zionsville, Indiana is a growing community northwest of Indianapolis in Boone County.  This community offers a variety of historical charm, natural beauty, and new developments; with so much to offer, it’s no wonder that Zionsville has shown approximately an 8% population growth over the last few years.  As more families move to the area it creates an even bigger importance on creating your own oasis to provide safety and privacy for your family.  Privacy Fencing can help you achieve that security you may be looking for while still maintaining the feel and style of your property.

Material/ Style Options

Cedarprivacy fencing

Cedar is a classic material for privacy fences, its versatility and durability make it a perfect option for homeowners wanting a quality, timeless fence. Cedar has a tighter grain than most other woods which reduces the amount of knots. Natural resins in the wood make cedar resistant to insects. Cedar does hold up well to inclement weather conditions. To extend cedar’s natural beauty and color it can be stained to any shade or tint. A well-maintained, professionally installed Cedar Fence can last  20 years or longer. Cedar can be installed in a multitude of ways. The top edge of the fence can be scalloped, dog-eared, or it could have a picture frame trim. Cedar can enhance the look of your property no matter the style or age of your house, with the versatility of styles Cedar is an option you can’t go wrong with.


Shadowbox has pickets alternating on both sides of the stringers(horizontal fencing rails).  This allows airflow through the boards,(which provides a higher resistance to strong winds) but also privacy unless standing up close to the fence.  Since the boards do alternate sides, there are openings that can be seen through. One additional benefit of the shadowbox style is that both sides of the fence have a finished appearance.

Board on Board 

This type of privacy fence has each board overlapping so it provides solid barrier to unwanted noise and complete privacy. The overlapping boards increase the overall strength of the fence which makes it an excellent choice for the varying Indiana weather.

Solid Board

This fence type has the pickets not overlapping but placed next to other pickets without open space. This installation process creates a seamless, solid look to the fence.  It is available in 4’, 5’ or 6’ heights.


Horizontal fences are increasing in popularity due to the sleek, new look.  This style increases the curb appeal of modern style houses since it flows with the lines and look of the house.


This style of fence combines the natural look of Cedar with the rugged look of galvanized panels, creating a unique industrial look that provides privacy and is aesthetically pleasing.

Vinylprivacy fencing

Vinyl fencing is a low-maintenance option for fencing that can provide different levels of privacy from full privacy, and semiprivate, to spaced pickets, vinyl fencing comes in a variety of styles and colors to match everyone’s style and preference.  Vinyl fencing does cost more upfront compared to wood, but the beauty and ease of maintenance make it worthwhile. This material does not require staining or painting, it does not rust and it does not attract insects.  It is durable to the Indiana weather and does not rot, contract or expend depending on the weather conditions.  

Most vinyl manufacturers also have a variety of lattice tops, and picket tops (pointed, dog-eared, gothic, and New England to name a few).  Vinyl fencing comes in a variety of heights and colors, and can even be installed with different colors.


Composite fencing is a high-quality option that can last 30+ years.  It is resistant to rot and insects and does not require painting or staining.  This low-maintenance, durable option is available in a variety of colors and styles to suit the style of your private oasis. Similar to vinyl, composite fencing is going to be more expensive to have installed but the pleasing aesthetics and low maintenance make it the perfect option for some homeowners.

Why Draper Fencing

Draper Fencing is a military-owned company that takes its mission seriously.  We are committed to providing excellent service, quality product,s and unmatched communication.  We treat every client with respect and provide them with a fence they can be proud of for years to come.  We have experience in building Horizontal fences along with numerous other styles and materials.  We would be happy to provide you with a free estimate for the fence that fits your needs

Pete Cowden

Pete Cowden

Director of Sales and Operations

Pete Cowden grew up on the west side of Indianapolis. He attended St Michael’s School from kindergarten through eighth grade before going to North Central High School. Pete won a state championship in Rugby and graduated with an Indiana Honors diploma from North Central in 2007.

After graduating high school, Pete joined the Army. He served three tours of duty as a US Army Ranger. Eventually his injuries built up leading to a medical retirement. After retiring from the Army, Pete attended Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis. In 2015 Pete graduated with a Bachelor’s of the Arts in International Studies. 

Pete spent some time working with his fellow veterans in Washington D.C as well as right here in Indianapolis before moving into the fencing industry. Pete began working for Draper Fencing Company in 2021. 

Initially Pete worked primarily as an estimator. He learned quickly the challenges fence installers face and how to overcome them. He constantly gathered feedback from his crews to ensure he was setting them and the customer up for success. 

Pete now manages the entire company. He has managed the building of millions of dollars of fencing projects from small downtown yards to large commercial projects. Draper Fencing Company installs a wide range of products from commercial chain link to ornate custom cedar fences. Pete leads a production department that has over forty five years of fence building experience.

A big part of managing the company is making sure he understands not just how to build a fence but knowing what customers want. He stays up to date on permitting and code enforcement. Part of his job now is to put his years of experience into writing blogs on our website. We strive to communicate clearly and effectively with our customers and our blog posts are an extension of that.