Picking the right height for your privacy fence may sound easy at first, but when you actually try to reach a decision, it’s surprising how hard that decision can be. Some questions you should ask yourself include what role your fence will have and if you have any noise in the surrounding area. To help you reach a verdict on how tall your privacy fence should be, here is our input.
What Role Will Your Privacy Fence Have?
Why did you choose to get a privacy fence installed in the first place? If you know the purpose of your fence, it will be easier to determine how tall it should be. Perhaps you have neighbors who are peering over your fence, and it’s starting to bother you. Maybe you own a pool and need a border to put around it. Maybe there are pets that make a lot of noise. The height of your fence gets impacted by these factors.
For pools that need fencing, we recommend a height of around four feet. To block out excess noise, taller fences are preferred, somewhere around six feet ideally.
Can a Fence Be Too Tall?
Many customers will ask for a privacy fence that is around eight feet tall. However, while you want your house to have more privacy, it’s not always objectively better to have your privacy fence be taller.
Whatever fence you install should match the plans you have for it. If a privacy fence is meant to keep a garden private, that’s all well and good. However, it shouldn’t be too tall because natural light might not be able to reach your plants.
Consider the impact of a taller privacy fence before deciding if it’s the right height for you. If you’re not sure what height is appropriate, you can always contact a professional fencing company. Professional staff members will know what height is best suited for your fence, based on the layout of your outdoor landscape.
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