Whether you have a house on a busy street in the suburbs or a more rural part of town, a wooden privacy fence can be a significant asset for your property. Wood is a timeless material for outdoor applications, and its relative affordability and classic appeal make it ideal for privacy barriers. However, before you can start throwing down posts, you must answer a few crucial questions. Local regulations, personal preferences, and practical concerns must be accounted for in your wooden privacy fence’s design. Get ready to answer these three questions as you start the design and installation process for your new wooden privacy fence.
Which Laws, Codes, and Local Regulations Will Affect Your New Wooden Privacy Fence?
While you have tons of options regarding materials, colors, and designs for your new fence, you may be somewhat limited by HOA rules, local codes, and other regulations. Determine where your new fence will sit in relation to your property line; shared boundary fences can require a bit of cooperation and legwork. You must also figure out what your HOA or other local governing bodies require when homeowners construct new fences. You may need permits, neighbor approval, or to meet additional criteria before installing your barrier.
How Tall Should Your Wooden Privacy Fence Be?
Many homeowners choose privacy fences that are six feet tall or taller, but that may not be suitable for your needs. Assuming your preferred fence height meets local restrictions, you must also consider what lines of sight you wish to obscure. If your home sits at the bottom of a slope or below a busy road, you may need a taller fence than someone looking to surround a house at the top of a hill. If the maximum allowed fence height does not provide adequate coverage for your property, you may be able to supplement your wooden privacy fence with shrubs or trees that are not covered by fence height restrictions.
How Much Visibility Should Be Allowed?
Are you thinking of adding a completely solid barrier or one that has small gaps? Slats that are close together can still provide significant coverage without seeming stifling, but some homeowners simply prefer a solid wooden privacy fence with no gaps. Discuss your options with your residential fence contractor to determine what design works best for your property.
Hercules Fence is Here to Help
No matter what type of fence you have decided on, Hercules Fences has the expertise and equipment to construct your dream fence. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they are residential or commercial, for the right price. We proudly serve Albemarle County, Amelia, Ashland, Augusta, Buckingham, Caroline, Charles City, Charlottesville, Chester County, Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Cumberland County Dinwiddle County, Fluvanna County, and Fort Lee, Virginia, VA. Give us a call at 804-752-7992 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.