Does your back yard sit next to a busy street or within sight of a highway? If so, then you know how aggravating street noise can be; and you are likely annoyed when you can’t enjoy a backyard get-together without being “on display”. You might even worry about your children and pets being exposed to passersby as they play in their yard. If you can identify with any of these concerns, then you’ll want to consider a privacy fence.
Typical street noise measures at about 60-70 decibels. A solid fence constructed of closely fitting panels along your property line at the road can reduce the typical street noise you hear in your yard by as much as 6-10 decibels, assuming it is tall enough to block the sound waves. A fence of at least 6-8 feet high should offer an effective change. However, balconies or higher-elevation structures would not receive the benefit; the sound would flow over the top of the fence. Likewise, if the fence is elevated from the ground, the tire noises will flow under the fence.
By virtue of the fact that a privacy fence blocks the view of your yard from the street, it offers enhanced security. Children and pets, in particular, can play without being noticed by anyone who might otherwise approach them or photograph them. Likewise, it contains pets and children who might be tempted to wander off the property if they see something that attracts them. In addition, if you have vehicles, equipment or other items of value visible in your yard, they will not be noticed by passersby.
A home sitting next to a busy road is obviously going to be less desirable than the same home on a private, quiet street with a back yard off the road. However, with all other things being equal, if that home on a busy road has an attractive privacy fence in place, it might well appeal to a family with children and pets for the extra security. Thus, your chances for a quick sale are enhanced.
We all have had our share of overly-friendly and nosey neighbors. This is especially true if you like a quiet swim in your backyard pool, like to enjoy cooking out with the family or perhaps just cherish time to sit in the shade and read without “those neighbors” dropping in to socialize just because they saw you out in the yard. With a privacy fence, you are out of sight – thus out of mind.
Given the many different sizes, styles, colors, and materials that can be used to create your privacy fence, it can be crafted to fit your home, landscape, and circumstances perfectly. If you’re ready to explore the many choices you have for your own privacy fence, it’s time to bring in an experienced fencing consultant to help.
Here at Security Fence Company, our seasoned staff knows everything that you need to know about fences. We’ll take a look at your property, discuss your needs, and help you explore your options to arrive at the perfect privacy fence for your home. Why not Contact Us today to get your questions answered and discuss your project? We’re waiting to hear from you.
For those of you who are thinking that fences only belong outside, we're here to enlighten you.
Creative interior designers often have a different idea; and from time to time, they come to us here at Security Fence Company for help. We are always glad to accommodate as we did when a customer wanted to add a special touch to a bedroom with a unique headboard made from a single fence panel. The result was a beautiful focal point in this bedroom -- one that could likely not have been achieved with the use of a traditional bed headboard.
This is not a new concept. Creative homeowners have been using items such as fencing panels for many indoor uses. They have created stunning room dividers, railings and walls. They have added fence panels -- from split rail to white picket and more -- to give another dimension in front of a full wall mural. They have even incorporated outdoor elements like fencing, decking and railings into custom-built furniture.
Let's not forget all the innovative displays and decor crafted by commercial decorators and found in restaurants and retail stores where decorating themes are designed to capture the imagination of the customer -- everything from wood for rustic western to ornamental aluminum for european chic.
How about you? Have you made use of fencing or other nontraditional items in your indoor decorating? If so, why not share your creations with us? And if you have decorating ideas and could use our products, then let us be a part of your creative process. We can help you with your projects.
Needing some inspiration? Why not browse the online showroom here on our website or visit our company showroom in Red Lion, PA? Then let us know how we can help you make your home a decorator's showcase.