Privacy from Neighbors
So you are in the market for a new fence and you are considering purchasing a privacy fence. Well… kind of like the name sounds, a privacy fence gives you…you guessed it…privacy. Most privacy fences are solid in nature, meaning there is no space in between the boards, as you would see with like a spaced picket fence. You cannot see through a privacy fence, which is part of the beauty of it. It transforms your backyard into your own secret hideaway. Your nosey neighbors will have to mind their own business, because they can no longer spy on you as you are enjoying your backyard, doing whatever you want with your new found privacy. So whether you are taking a dip in the pool, getting a sun tan, or entertaining some guests, you won’t have to worry about your neighbors being all up in your business.
We also recommend privacy fences to dog owners that have certain breeds that are known to bite or nip at small children. With a privacy fence, the neighborhood kids will not be able to stick their hands inside the fence, and therefore, it mitigates the chances of your dog biting an unsuspecting child. We have heard one too many stories of a small child sticking their fingers through a picket fence to try and play with a dog, only to find out the dog is not as friendly as they thought. Also, as mentioned above, people cannot see into your yard, well, when your dog is in the backyard, he cannot see out, so often times this reduces and eliminates unwanted barking from people just passing by. So you don’t have to hear your dog bark every time the mail man comes to your house.
Privacy fences also provide a certain level of noise reduction in most cases. Maybe you have noticed while driving along the highway that many cities install very high privacy fences that act as sound barriers from the busy highway. Since the privacy fence is solid and dense, it absorbs a certain amount of the noise. So if you are trying to have a relaxing evening in your backyard, you don’t have to be disturb by a noisy street nearby.
Privacy fences also act as a deterrent from unwanted guests. Maybe you want to simply keep the neighbors kids out of your back yard, a privacy fence can definitely do that. But it can also prevent robbers or thieves from entering the property. Its much more difficult to get into a backyard when you have to climb a 6 ft high privacy fence. Also, if someone is causing mischief around your house and they end up stealing something, its much more difficult to get away when having to hurdle over a high privacy fence. Imagine someone trying to get your TV up over the fence in one piece. Most likely that is not going to happen with a privacy fence. Bottom line is that with the right privacy fence, you have a much better chance of not being the victim of a home burglary attack.
In summary, a privacy fence will offer you separation from your neighbors, enhanced safety of your dog, added noise reduction, and an extra level of security you cannot find with other types of fencing. We highly recommend that you consider a privacy fence for your next project if you resonated with the benefits of privacy fencing.