Are you tired of the entire neighborhood being able to see what you do outside? Do you want to be able to sunbathe or barbecue without anyone coming up and questioning what you're doing? More and more people these days are deciding to install a privacy fence around their home. Since it can be difficult to choose the type of material for your fence, here are some of the different types available:
Chain link: A chain link privacy fence is a relatively fast and inexpensive option. While it's normally easy to see through chain link, privacy slats can be installed to make it more difficult for a person to see what's going on behind the fence. Because the most time consuming part of installing a chain link fence is usually waiting for the cement that's holding the posts to dry, a chain link privacy fence is a good option for someone who wants a fence up as soon as possible. Depending on your yard size and how fast the cement dries, you may be able to have your fence up in less than a day.
Wood: Unlike a chain link fence, a wooden privacy fence also provides some sound insulation. Although it may take a weekend or more to install, many people consider wooden fences to be the most aesthetically pleasant type. A wooden fence needs more maintenance than other types of fences, since it usually needs to be repainted every two or three years in order to prevent decay. However, many people consider this to be an asset, since the repainting allows you to change the look of your fence by simply changing its color and not installing a whole new fence.
Masonry: A masonry privacy fence is made out of large and heavy cement blocks. Because each block must be added individually and the mortar allowed to dry before placing a new layer on top, a masonry privacy fence may take several days to install properly. This type of fence is very sturdy and will last a long time. Since these blocks are thicker than wood, they will help to reduce external sound more than a wooden fence does. This makes them ideal for people who live near busy roadways and want to block out the sound of cars and trucks going by. Cement blocks are typically a dull gray or reddish brown, though they can be painted to match your home. You may also want to consider covering your block fence with exterior plaster or stucco and painting over that, to give your fence a different look.
Talk to a fencing company, like York Fence, to learn about additional privacy fence options.Share
27 August 2015
I've found that one of the perks of being a homeowner is the privacy that your own home provides. However, sometimes there can be a lack of privacy if you are in your yard and it is unfenced. When we bought our home, there was not a fence. One night, after the neighbors dog wandered through our barbecue one time too many, I decided that it was time to look up a fence contractor. We soon found a great price on a fence with a fantastic fence contractor. Now we can keep our privacy while still feeling open towards the neighbors.