If you’re considering a privacy fence, you might wonder what the project will actually entail and whether it’s the right decision for your home. Keep reading and we’ll cover all you need to know about the topic—including why privacy fences are a good idea, how you can make one happen, and everything in between.

What You Might Not Know About Privacy Fences

We’ll dive into some of the traditional motives for adding a privacy fence later on. But first, we want to tell you about a few of the lesser-known advantages these structures offer. If you’ve been going back and forth over the decision, these details could finally resolve the matter.  


Privacy Fences Make Your Yard Feel Bigger

Some homeowners worry that adding a fence to their yard will make the space feel smaller. In our experience, the opposite is true.

A privacy fence creates the illusion of a larger yard by blocking sightlines and creating a defined boundary. The fence stands as a physical barrier between your space and the surrounding environment, which ultimately creates the feeling of seclusion and expansion. In our book, that’s a win-win. 

Privacy Fences May Add to the Value of Your Home

A privacy fence doesn’t always translate to a higher listing price. But it may be the difference between a home that sells quickly . . . and one that doesn’t. 

Home buyers are drawn to properties with heightened curb appeal and security. So, over time, your investment could pay off in more ways than one.

These are just a few of the ways a privacy fence can have an unexpected, but powerful, impact on your home and family. So if you’ve been waffling over the decision, make sure you keep these details in mind. 

Other Reasons to Add a Privacy Fence

Privacy fences are installed for a wide range of reasons—not the least of which is (you guessed it) privacy. But what does privacy look like for homeowners in Ohio? Here are a few things you can expect from the new structure:

Heightened Isolation

The best backyards offer a sense of peace and seclusion. A new fence will help you achieve exactly that. 

If you want to shield your space from prying eyes, provide a sense of privacy, and prevent unwanted intrusions, these structures will get the job done. Even if you live in a busy or crowded neighborhood, a privacy fence has the power to make your outdoor oasis feel separate and exclusive to your family.

Increased Security

Home security has never been more important. And a privacy fence provides one more layer to a property’s overall safety. 

That’s because fences are a proven deterrent to trespassers and intruders. They simply make it more difficult to access a property. So if you’re looking for a boost in safety and peace of mind, a shiny new fence could be the perfect solution. 

Noise Reduction

Are you tired of the near-constant noise pollution from neighboring yards, streets, and sidewalks? A privacy fence can help to minimize the impact and create a quieter and more tranquil environment within the confines of your property.

Established Boundaries

One of the most powerful benefits of a privacy fence is the opportunity to establish the lines of your property. If you deal with constant conflict and/or misunderstandings with neighbors, a privacy fence will finally put the issue to bed. 

How to Add a Privacy Fence to Your Property

You may be sold on the idea of a privacy fence, but are you ready for such a big undertaking? Like most construction projects, adding a home privacy fence requires some preparation and forethought. But after a little bit of leg work, you may be surprised at how easy it is to get the ball rolling in the right direction:

  1. Make a Plan
    Before you do anything else, make a few basic decisions about what you expect from your new privacy fence. For example, will it encompass the entirety of your property or only a portion? How much money are you willing to spend on the project? And what are your overall goals for the fence? Knowing where you stand on these kinds of details will prepare you for your first meeting with a contractor.

  2. Choose a Material
    With so many fencing materials on the market, it can be hard to make a decision. We generally recommend vinyl fences for homeowners who want a maintenance-free material, cedar fences for those who want a warm and timeless look, and aluminum fences for those who want the security of a fence with a minimalist aesthetic. Knowing what you want will help to keep the process streamlined from the start.

  3. Obtain a Permit
    Adding a fence to your property may require that you get a permit first. We recommend calling your city’s building inspector to learn more about what is needed.

  4. Prepare the Site
    Before the installers arrive at your property, mark your sprinkler heads with a circle of spray paint or a stake flag. Then, make sure to clear out any equipment or debris that could be in the way of the fence installation. This includes any brush or trees that may obstruct the areas in which the fence is going to be installed to avoid any delays in the process. Any foliage that is of sentiment should be pointed out to the crew and/or tied back as well as possible. Remember, we will be performing construction and need space to work.

    Your contractor may also ask you to stake out the property line and/or fence line. This will help to prevent any unexpected delays or mistakes.

These few steps will help to make sure you and the contractor are on the same page from start to finish. A little preparation goes a long way in ensuring your project runs smoothly and successfully. 

Is It Time to Get the Process Started?

At the end of the day, privacy fences aren’t for everyone. But if your property could use more privacy, security, peace, and structure, they’re worth learning more about! Always feel encouraged to contact our office to speak with a fence expert that can answer a vast array of different inquiries that you may have! We’re here for you! 

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A privacy fence creates the illusion of a larger yard by blocking sightlines and creating a defined boundary, ultimately creating the feeling of seclusion and expansion.