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How Tall Should My Fence Be? 3 Things to Consider

According to industry experts, six-to-eight-foot-tall fences provide adequate protection and privacy for most backyards. If you're considering installing a fence on your property, you might be wondering which height is right for you. Fences are available in a wide range of styles, heights, and materials. Here are a few factors to consider when you're planning your new fence installation.

1. What's the Purpose of the Fence?

There are almost as many reasons to have a fence as there are types of fences. Your needs will be much different if you're looking for a decorative fence to line your property than if you want a privacy fence to shield your home from a busy street. Knowing why you're installing your fence will help you decide the material and height of your fence. Your fence company can better help you when you're clear about the purpose of your fence.

2. Which Materials Are You Considering?

Decorative iron fencing that's used to mark your property can be as low as three feet. Six feet is the norm if you're considering wood or vinyl fencing for privacy. Tall fencing to keep out burglars and other intruders is typically between six and eight feet high. The material of your fence, as well as the height, will significantly impact the overall cost of your project. Any budget constraints that you have should be considered in the selection process.

3. How Close Are Your Neighbors?

The amount of property around your home can also affect the ideal height of your fence. If your backyard is overlooked by your neighbors to the extent that you're uncomfortable spending time out there, you'll want to consider a fence that's higher. Most privacy fences are between six and eight feet in order to prevent neighbors from being able to see onto your property. The more property you have, the less you have to worry about installing a high fence. Issues like pool safety and burglary prevention can also play a part in deciding the right height and materials for your fence.

Black Ops Fence is the team of experts to call for all of your residential privacy and security needs! No matter the type of fence you desire, or the purpose of installing it, we'll get the job done for you. Give us a call to schedule your consultation today.

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