If You Want to Build a Privacy Fence

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Do you want to build a privacy fence? Well, then, you should know your options. If you go for a wood fence, you can get really attractive options which will give you the best privacy. For instance, there is the stockade style, which puts a solid barrier between your yard and your neighbor's yard. This means complete privacy.

Of course, you could go for brick (masonry) work, but the cost sometimes is prohibitively expensive, and of course, you wouldn't want to be spending that much. Then there are wood fences with a certain amount of airiness to them. For example, there's tall picket fencing - which gives partial privacy. There is also lattice fencing available. A suitable alternative is a hybrid fence design- this has a solid barrier for the bottom three-quarters of the fencing, and has lattice on top, which is visually appealing.

If you choose to build a privacy fence, it could be a very good decision, because such fences can be made from a wide variety of materials. You could go for vinyl, but wood is a great option as well. A privacy fence can give you a certain comfort level when you're outdoors, it creates a lovely micro-environment, within the yard that ensures you neighbors aren't prying at you. Your aim should be to create a lovely little cocoon of solitude for yourself. Most privacy fences have a height of 6 feet. Another thing you must remember is that you need to talk about the height of the fence, the material, and the direction with your nearest local government office.

The zoning department should clear your issues, because there are often many restrictions. Do be sure that no neighborhood rules prevent you from constructing a privacy fence for yourself. When it comes to materials, there are loads of options - metal, vinyl, and wood. You could even go for natural fencing material, like evergreen bushes and trees. But if you're set on building a traditional fence, you could put plants atop it, which would show gorgeous color when the plants are in bloom.

When you are going to build a privacy fence, you can do it by yourself. The process isn't too complicated, but you need to put effort into it so that it doesn't blow away. Ensure that the main fence posts extend into the soil at least for a minimum of 2 feet. If you're going for wood, take a rot-resistant species. Otherwise, you can chemically treat the wood to resist insect damage and rot.

Do remember to paint the fence pieces as well. Use stainless steel or hot-dipped galvanized element, to attach the wood fencing, this solves the problem of potential rust. You can even put a 45-degree angle into the fence so that viewing angles are cut off. This would also make an interesting design. You see, if you follow the procedure properly, and do your research and groundwork, you can build a great privacy fence, to ensure privacy for yourself and your family.

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This article was published on 2010/04/01