There are many fencing options for your backyard. Fences can create privacy, discourage intruders and add to the beauty of your property. When you are choosing a wood privacy fence for your home, there are a few factors to take into consideration.
Type of Wood
There are many different types of wood that serve as good fence material. Some choices will be better for your region than others. Cedar is popular for its insect repellent properties, but redwood, cypress, pine and fir are all solid choices, too. Discuss your options with your builder to choose the wood that is right for your fence.
The hardware you use on your fence is also an important decision. You can choose whether you want a locking fence or a latch that only opens from the inside. The style of the handles has a big impact on the overall aesthetic of your wood privacy fence, so it’s not a decision to be taken lightly.
Before construction begins, you want to finalize the specifications for your fence with the contractor. You must decide how tall you want your fence to be. Do you want one, two or three gates? Where will they be located? It’s also important to make sure that your fence meets city ordinance standards and doesn’t encroach on your neighbor’s property.
The whole point of a privacy fence is to block the view from the outside, but how much of the view you want to block is negotiable. Picket fences create a clear barrier without completely obscuring the view into and out of your yard. Solid fences with vertical boards placed side by side, on the other hand, offer complete visual privacy.
Before the construction of your fence begins, you need to answer these key questions. Having a clear plan from the start ensures that your wood privacy fence will be exactly what you want it to be.