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What Is A Privacy Fence: Everything You Need To Know

Monday, August 10, 2020

You're trying to sit on your back patio and enjoy a book when a group of children comes running through your backyard with water guns, soaking you and your novel.

While you love your neighbors and the other families in your neighborhood, sometimes we just need a little bit of privacy in our own yard. This is where a privacy fence comes in. 

So, what is a privacy fence? Keep reading to learn more!

What Is a Privacy Fence?

A privacy fence is a fence that is taller, making it so neighbors can't easily see into your yard.

There are a variety of materials and styles that you can choose for your privacy fence to make it functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. If you're ready to have some privacy as you sit in your backyard, it may be time to consider having a privacy fence built.

Here's what you should know before investing in a privacy fence:

What Is the Legal Height for a Privacy Fence?

The legal height for a privacy fence is going to depend on your local government regulations.

Typically, a fence in the backyard can't be any higher than 6 feet. For the front yard, that number may be even shorter. For example, your local law may require 4 feet or less.

Front yard fences are typically required to be shorter because of the safety hazard a tall fence can create.

If the privacy fence in the front yard is too tall, a child may run out into the road because they can't see cars coming and vice versa. Having a shorter fence in the front yard reduces this risk.

If you'd like a fence that's higher than your local laws permit, you can always apply for permission to have a higher fence.

What Is the Average Cost of a Privacy Fence?

The materials you use as well as the area you need to cover will play a huge role in what you pay for your fence.

Because of this, there is a wide gap in what you should expect to pay. For example, wood is less expensive than vinyl, and a larger yard will be more expensive than a smaller yard. Also, you'll want to factor labor into your cost.

Having a professional build your fence is a priority, as you want it to be structurally sound for children and pets.

The average cost for a privacy fence is at least $2,000. However, it may end up costing much more than that depending on your unique fence.

Are You Ready to Build a Privacy Fence?

A privacy fence is a great way to make your backyard feel a little more cozy and secluded.

If you live in a busy neighborhood where the houses are close together, a privacy fence will help eliminate a little bit of the noise and chaos. So, what is a privacy fence? Well, it's exactly what it sounds like, a fence that gives your yard privacy!

To start planning your privacy fence, reach out to us today!

Whether you’re looking to make your outdoors a little more functional or a lot more fun, Montco Fence does it all. From custom fences and storage sheds to hot tub spas and playhouses, we’re the only consultant and contractor you need. Our friendly and knowledgeable team works with you every step of the way, providing not only practical solutions and attractive structures but affordable prices as well. 
Montco Fence is the number one family owned and operated fencing contractor for Phoenixville, King of Prussia, Downington, Norristown, Douglassville, Pennsburg, and nearby East Pennsylvania communities. Our services include, but are not limited to: Wood fencing (custom red cedar), PVC/Vinyl fencing, Chain link fencing, Aluminum fencing.  

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