You wish to install a fence on your property not only to create a protective boundary around your land but to have more privacy as well. Some styles of fences create more privacy than others, so you need to know what materials to consider if keeping passersby from looking inside your yard.
Bamboo is a type of grass (or more specifically, a reed) that is becoming popular among homeowners for a variety of building purposes. Durable, easy to install, cost-effective, and beautiful, bamboo is an ideal material for building a privacy fence in your yard.
There are thousands of species of bamboo so you can choose the color, texture, and overall design of bamboo you desire for your fencing project. Since bamboo is often considered a novelty fencing material, let your fencing contractor know you are considering this type of material so they can assist you in locating supplies.
Easy to care for, very low-maintenance, long-lasting, and streamlined in design, vinyl fencing is one of the most popular types of fencing for homeowners seeking greater privacy. Tall fence slats without spaces are installed around your property to give you a sense of security and privacy.
Vinyl is not easy to customize (it only comes in a few neutral hues), but you can differentiate your vinyl fence from your neighbors' by choosing a custom gate or alternating between vinyl and another privacy fence material. Your fencing contractor will show you various applications of vinyl for fencing purposes.
Wood is one of the most classic types of fences, particularly those used for privacy. Wood fences are long lasting, but they do require regular maintenance and will deteriorate with time as they are made of a natural product.
You can customize the look of your wood fence in a few ways: the type of wood you choose for your project and having your wood finished or painted once installed. Redwood, Pine, Spruce, and Cedar are among the more popular wood types available for fencing.
When buying wood fencing materials, pay attention to grade - the higher or more quality the grade, the fewer imperfections (such as knots or blemished areas) the wood pieces will have. Pay attention to grain design as well; some woods have a lighter or less defined grain than others.
Your fencing contractor will help you choose the best wood for your fencing project based on your climate and budget. Some woods require moisture to stay durable while others can withstand dry heat, so you want to buy wood fencing materials ideal for your climate.
A composite fence is a wooden fence that is actually hollow and filled with recycled materials, PVC, or other materials. A cheaper alternative to wood with the same realistic and rustic results, composite wood is an ideal choice for privacy fencing material if you don't have a large budget or desire an exotic hardwood for your fencing that is hard to replicate (composite wood can be stained and stamped to resemble various types of wood).
Remember: when building a privacy fence, keep in mind your municipality's building codes for fence heights. You don't want to build a fence that is too tall and risk having to have the construction taken down. Your fencing contractor can inform you of permits and other tasks you should perform prior to building your fence.
Your new privacy fence will allow you to enjoy your property more and worry less about onlookers. Many fencing materials are ideal for creating both beauty and privacy on your land. Our team of fencing specialists at Sam's Fencing Inc. will help you choose the best fence for your home.