There are a number of differences between the two. This article from KompareIt will help provide you with an overview of the pro’s and con’s of each type of fence.
30-35 holes on a 220-250 linear foot fence.
We can install our fences both ways. Unless requested specifically by the customer, we will install the pickets about 1/2 inch off the ground so that water can get through. This is especially important when it comes to cedar fences as cedar does not hold up as well as pine to long term exposure to some types of soil.
Our posts for a 6 foot fence are 8 feet in length
One way that you know you might need a new fence is if either the concrete is being pushed up above ground level or if certain posts are sticking up higher than others. If either of these occur, chances are you need a new fence because over time the water beneath the ground has pushed up the concrete and posts. You also always want to look for wood rot near the base of the posts. If the posts are rotting, it’s time to get a new fence as soon as possible.
We always encourage our customers to look at a fence as an investment. Since it is something that you will be looking at for years to come, you should always have the style of the fence at the forefront of your mind. However, as a general rule of thumb either a 4 foot or a 6 foot pressure treated pine fence is going to be the most friendly to your wallet. This is mainly because of the type of wood used and because it will prevent the need for cutting the pickets to another size.
Between 28 and 36 inches. We always put our posts at least 28 inches into the ground because this ensures that you are below the frost line.