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.
Since it is typically much taller and serves to block the view of your property from the outside, a privacy fence can be a good option for many homeowners. You will want to be informed about all the features before making your final decision, and the following outlines some benefits for your consideration.
When used in conjunction with landscaping materials, you can form a beautiful setting or define an area of your yard. In fact, the height of a privacy fence may allow it to serve as a “wall” to enclose a new and trendy Outdoor Room – whether it is an outdoor kitchen, dining area, pool scape, spa or some other personal space taking advantage of the outdoors. Consider the possibilities.
Perhaps more than any other type of perimeter barrier, a privacy fence will offer your property some shelter from the elements. The fence will act as a windbreaker, protecting you and whatever it encloses from the effects of wind. Moreover, it will often also offer shade from the sun, depending on the layout in relation to your house.
A yard confined within a privacy fence will serve to keep out intruders – including the neighborhood animals – and it keeps your property hidden from prying eyes. At the same time it keeps your children and pets within the boundary, especially since they cannot see beyond the fence and be tempted to stray.
Typically, the height and solid construction of a privacy fence can lessen the amount of noise that your yard suffers from the outside so that it is not as intrusive as it would be with another type of fence or with no barrier at all. In addition, it will help to danpen the noise coming from your yard making you a considerate neighbor.
Here at Security Fence Company in Red Lion, PA, we can answer your questions and help you explore your fencing options so that you choose just the right type of fence for your property and lifestyle. Why not call or e-mail us at your convenience to discuss how fencing can improve your property and enhance your lifestyle?