Horizontal Fences: A Modern Touch for Noblesville Homes

by | Jun 3, 2024 | Horizontal Fences, Noblesville

Noblesville is the 10th most populous city in the State of Indiana.  The city has seen 135.9% growth since 2000. According to BestPlaces Rankings, Noblesville ranks in the Top 10 cities in the United States for Quality of Life and Outdoor Activities. The town also ranks high in Job Growth and Cost of Living.  The National attention and rankings that Noblesville has seen over the years have contributed to the growth the town has seen.  With new housing and neighborhoods being built it is important to many to be able to have their own slice of this paradise, but to be able to enjoy some privacy also.  This is where a well built, modern, cedar fence comes in.

Benefits of Cedar Fencing

When it comes to fencing there are many options for materials.  Cedar has been a long-standing option for fencing due to its natural benefits.  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.

Why Horizontal?


horizontal fencesOur Horizontal fencing provides you the privacy and security of a standard privacy fence but with a fresh, new, modern look that will set your yard apart from your neighbors.  The horizontal fence provides a clean look as it provides security for your family and pets.


Horizontal Fences are built on site which allows for greater customization.  Gates can be added as a single or double gate to be able to move all necessary lawn equipment in and out of your yard. To create an even more unique look, different board widths can be used. The fence can also be built following grade or stair-stepped.


Exposed ends in vertical fencing are the most susceptible part of the fence to weather. Indiana of course has a variety of weather, sometimes even on the same day.  The ends of a vertical fence face upwards and are constantly getting hit with sun, rain, and snow, and the bottoms are impacted by the moisture of the ground.  Horizontal fences do not have that cut-end fencing up so they can hold up to the variety of Indiana weather conditions better.

Return on Investment

Installing a new cedar fence could increase the value of your home.  Many new homeowners are looking for the security and privacy that a fence provides.  Cedar is considered a luxury that most homebuyers are willing to pay for.  According to census information from 2021, 49.6% of occupied housing have at least one pet.  Pet owners are more likely to purchase a home with a well-maintained existing fence than to have to worry about having a fence installed after purchasing a new home.  A Horizontal wood fence would likely increase the desirability of your house when it comes time to sell.

Why Draper Fencing?

Draper Fencing is a military-owned company that takes its mission seriously.  We are committed to providing excellent service, quality products, 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 take pride in providing excellent customer service and communication throughout the entire process. We would be happy to provide you with a free estimate for the fence that fits your needs. Contact us today to receive your free consultation. 

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.