Your backyard is perhaps one of the spaces that you enjoy the most. Imagine you want to have a family gathering to celebrate a loved one’s birthday. Obviously, you’ll love to have some privacy.
So, for the uprising need to have a quiet and concealed space where to enjoy alone or with loved ones, we created this blog on the best privacy fence ideas.
Join us on this journey and pick the fence you like most to maximize the enjoyment and privacy of your backyard and garden space.
Who do you think was the first civilization to use wood fences?
According to an article written by John Desmond Ltd, a designer, fabricator, and installer of specialist architectural metalwork, “The Greeks were the first to use a fence. Although in Athens, the land was kept based on social recognition, with no partitions, when they were outside of local boundaries, conquering territory in Asia Minor, the terrain was divided among themselves with partitions. Romans repeated the pattern.”
Since our ancestors did the same, it is not surprising we keep on repeating the demarcation pattern. The need to demark territory is something that is embedded deeply in our DNA as human beings.
In the case of wood fences, they are a classic choice for privacy fencing.
Wood fences are lovely because they have lumber’s natural charm and uniqueness.
They are versatile and can be designed to fit any style or budget.
Many wood fence material options are available, but some of the most popular, durable & affordable species used for fencing are cedar, redwood, Douglas fir, cypress, and pine.
Cedar and redwood are naturally resistant to rot and insects, making them ideal for outdoor use. Pine is a more affordable option but requires regular maintenance to prevent rot and decay.
Last but not least, you can stain or paint your wooden fence to match the style of your home or garden.
You can also add decorative elements such as lattice panels, pickets, or post caps to give your fence a unique look.
This is so much fun to have so many options with wood fences. You can install horizontal wood fences, and they look absolutely gorgeous.
There is not much to explain about this type of fence, but for sure, it can create the perfect enclosure so you can host your family parties without ever worrying about having glancing eyes of passersby or neighbors.
The most common wood species we have installed is pine. But you can pick the wood species you like, and we’ll install it for you.
As you see in the image above, this is a pine horizontal fence with black metal posts. The wood was stained, so that’s the dark tone you see.
It looks absolutely fancy, and the best of all is that no one can see through while you are celebrating with your family or just enjoying a cup of coffee alone in the late afternoon.
Want the best of both worlds?
Go for a vinyl fence.
But hold your horses, what do you mean?
If you want a fence that mimics wood and requires little maintenance, you should go for a vinyl fence.
Vinyl fences are made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride). PVC is basically plastic.
Guess what termites don’t eat? Guess what water can’t rot?
This means that vinyl fences are a low-maintenance alternative to wooden fences. Vinyl fences are easy to clean and require no painting or staining. Also, they are durable and resistant to the elements, making them ideal for outdoor use.
You have so much to pick from because PVC fences come in various styles, colors, and heights.
Regarding height, you can choose a 6ft vinyl fence to add privacy. And if you want to add privacy with a decorative accent, you can install the Lattice Top Privacy Vinyl Fencing. They will look gorgeous in your front yard or backyard, as you choose!
Composite privacy fences are an excellent choice because you can also get the best of both worlds.
Composite panel fences combine some of the best aspects of traditional wooden fencing and plastic material.
The wood will create a natural charm and look, while the plastic resins will make the fence weather, insect, mold & rot-resistant.
As a result, composite fences will last more than 30 years without showing wear and tear. This is longer than wood because wood fences last 20 years only when you properly maintain them.
You can never go wrong with composite fences because they will add aesthetic appeal to your backyard and garden while keeping your privacy intact.
But wait a minute!
A chain link fence is not a privacy fence. That’s right.
So, if you already have a chain link fence, it doesn’t mean you need to replace it to have privacy.
Instead, you can transform this mesh wire fence into a privacy fence type by adding privacy slats. You can find these privacy slats for as little as $87.97 at the nearest Home Depot.
Since chain link fences have big openings, it’s easy to slide slats down the fence without means of attachment. Slats are commonly made of either aluminum or polyethylene. And you can find them in a variety of colors.
By adding privacy slats, you will block the view of staring eyes. So, this will allow you to add privacy to your chain link fence without sacrificing its durability, affordability & functionality.
Privacy is invaluable. As a seasoned fence contractor, we love to create concealed spaces for our clients. As a result, our clients will enjoy the happiest moments while protecting their backyards from prying eyes.
If you need the help of a professional fence company, you can call AMG Fence & Builders, LLC. We’ll be more than happy to help you.
Get your free consultation with us, and we’ll advise you on the best type of privacy fence that fits your needs, wants, and budget perfectly.
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