Tips for Choosing the Right Fence Height
Depending on the purpose, you’ll want to consider the height of your new fence. These guidelines can help you to choose the best fence height for your application:
: A 6-foot high fence is usually tall enough for creating backyard privacy. It also ensures children and pets are safe.
: Swimming pools on private property usually require a fence. A 4-foot pool fence is standard, but it’s important to check local ordinances.
: To add curb appeal or a boundary to a front yard, consider a 3-foot fence in a decorative or picket style.
: To display flowers or vegetables, a 3-4 foot fence is a suitable height. A see-through fence will showcase your garden. A solid fence will do a better job of keeping out small animals, if they are an issue.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN ANY INSTALLATION:
- Check local by-laws or any Homeowners Association (HOA) regulations. Verify any height restrictions, property setback, property easements and if any permits are required (such as around a pool)
- Make sure you know your underground utility and property line locations
Get it Right When you Add a Gate
A gate is a practical addition to your new fencing. In addition to providing easy access, it can add a stylish element to a back or front yard fence. When you purchase a gate to go with your new fence, consider the following: