If you live out in the country with a lot of land then you may not understand the value of having a privacy fence. But in a lot of cities, neighing houses are so close that privacy turns into a valuable commodity. If you have never needed a privacy fence, the following are the five top reasons for installing one:
Increased privacy – Considering the name, this is truly a no brainer but since it is the primary function of the fence it had to be listed. You may need the fence to keep your neighbors from peeking in at you while you are in your hot tub or you may want to block the neighbors junk car collection from your view.
- Security – A privacy fence can help to deter thieves from stealing your possessions that need to stay outdoors. Anyone with a random impulse may abduct your garden gnome but not many of them will take the trouble of climbing over a fence if you keep the gate locked.
- Safety – It doesn’t help as much with an adult’s safety but a fence can go a long way toward protecting your children or pets. A privacy fence will let your children play around all they want without having to worry about them getting out and running into the street. Plus, since a it is designed to obstruct the view, you do not have to worry about some unsavory character watching your child.
- Shelter – If you keep a garden or have a lot of plants to care for, a privacy fence can help protect them from wind damage. It will also decrease the amount of drafts around the house which will cut down on heating and cooling costs.
- Value – If you choose to build a privacy fence out of high quality, low maintenance materials then it will add some resale value to your property. There are a lot of different materials to choose from. You could go with a traditional wood fence but it might not hold up as well as some of the heavy duty plastics. Many of the privacy fences built from these plastics can last for decades while still looking much the same as they did the day they were installed.