Putting together a plan to install a new fence can bring you plenty of questions. However, choosing the correct fence height can be a thorny issue. Speak to your homeowners’ association to find out what specifications you must follow. Here is a guide to choosing the correct fence height for your Norfolk or Virginia Beach home!
Selecting the Style
Before you can get started, you need to choose the style that you want. It can help boost curb appeal and add to the aesthetic effect you want to emphasize. That’s why picking the right colors and materials make such a noticeable difference. A taller fence can look intimidating, while a shorter fence might serve a decorative purpose and invite guests in and not chase them away.
Establishing the Function
The height of the fence also correlates to its purpose. Privacy and security fences help protect you, your family, and your property against unwelcome visitors. You can also use them to define the edges of your yard, and make sure your children and pets don’t fall into the swimming pool in your backyard.
Outlining the Boundaries
Boundary fences aren’t as imposing as other fences, simply because they don’t have to be. These fences work best when they are between three and six feet high. It depends on what area you are trying to guard.
Prioritizing Privacy Fences
Privacy fences also help protect your home. The minimum recommended height for a privacy fence is six feet. You can also push it to seven or eight feet, but at this point, you will need to research whatever regulations might be in place.
Preventing Unwanted Intrusions
Plus, finding the right fence height can help you stop unwanted intrusions in the future. It might not just be from people, either. Deer are intelligent animals, and they can figure out how to jump over a fence if it is too low. Solid wood and vinyl fences are a better solution if you need to keep wildlife out.
Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach
Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry and can offer you the best in ornamental steel, chain link, wooden fences, and more. Our dedicated teams of fencing professionals are highly trained, skilled, and experienced in providing quality fence installations of any type. We’ll work with you to find a fence that best suits your needs and budget.
Contact Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach at (757) 321-6700, drop-in, or contact us on our website to learn more about fall and winter fence construction! You can keep up to date with offers and information from Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Twitter.