Choose the Right Fence for Your Yard
Fencing around a yard can serve many functions and solve certain issues with a yard; from the height, style, and design you can achieve exactly what you want and make it look good. Here is what to consider if you are on the fence about what to install around your yard.
Many people use fences to provide privacy to their home and backyard from their neighbors. To achieve this effect, you are going to want to little to no space between fence boards. Additionally, the height of your fence will be a major determining factor in the amount of privacy you receive. A good trick to determining a good fence height is to have another person move around the yard with cardboard changing heights so you can see how tall your fence must be to block certain views.
We can get pretty strong winds here in mid-Missouri. If you have a roof top patio or a common area that is very exposed, you may want to consider a fence to block the wind. Now, if one of the points of you having a rooftop patio is the views; consider installing a clear fence to block winds and not views.
The trick to a fence that provides security is making sure it’s easily scalable. Use flush panels with no spaces between them. It is also recommended that security fences be at least 8 feet high.
Obstructing Unwanted Views
If you live near a busy street, shopping center or other unwanted neighbors, consider an obstruction fence. These don’t have to be completely solid, mix in some landscaping like vines, flowers, and other plants to create a natural barrier between you and the outside world. If you want a light to still be able to get through, consider a lattice style fencing for privacy without being completely blocked from the outside world.
Keeping Pets In
Another common use for fencing is to keep pets in. Choosing the right fencing for your pets is all based on what you know about them. If they are a digger, you are going to want to also dig your fence in. If they are jumpers, maybe that chicken wiring isn’t enough. You want to make sure it’s tall and strong enough to deter a dog or cat from leaping over. Moreover, you want to make sure that your pet cannot fit through the fence either.
If you would like to talk more in-depth about what kind of fencing is right for you, call us today and we’ll make sure you get what you’re looking for!