A couple of the most common reasons homeowners have fences installed are for added privacy and security. If you're in the middle of deciding what type of fence you would like to have a fence company install to add privacy and/or security to your own property, then the information here can help. This article will describe some different types of fences and go over reasons why they're good for privacy, security, or both.
Wood fencing can be great for both privacy and security purposes. An option that's common is a solid wood fence. The solid wood will add privacy by obstructing the view of those on the other side of the fence when they look toward your property. The fences also come in different heights, so you can choose a tall enough one that prevents people from looking over it as well.
The wood fences also add security because they're strong and hard to climb over. These fences are also very hard to break, so they'll be less likely to get in that way. You don't necessarily need a solid fence to add security to your property. However, obstructing their view can help by reducing the chances of them casing your home and learning your schedule.
Chain Link Fencing
While a chain link fence can be seen through almost as if there wasn't a fence at all, it can still become a privacy fence. There are many options available that would allow you to transform your chain link fence into a privacy and security fence.
Wood panels can easily be attached to make the chain link fence look like a wood one. However, if you want an unobstructed view again in the future, you can easily remove the wood panels.
There are also bamboo rolls that you roll along the fence and attach to the fence with wire ties. Another option is to insert chain link slats. Many prefer the slats because they come in many colors, so you can match them to the color of your house, and enjoy increased curb appeal.
Vinyl fencing can be a great option because it comes in so many styles and has many benefits. If you want a wood fence but are concerned about things like excessive rainfall or intense sunlight your climate experiences, then know that vinyl may work better. Vinyl fencing can look like wrought iron brick, stone, and other types of fencing as well. Also, it's resistant to water, UV, pests, and hail damage.
Brick or stone Fencing
Brick or stone walls both offer added privacy and security for your property. They will be durable, resistant to all kinds of damage, and tall enough that they'll be hard to look or climb over. Brick or stone walls are also so tough that it won't be reasonable for a person to try to damage them to gain entry onto your property. Now that you know more about some different fences a fence company can install to help with privacy and security, you may find the decision easier to make.