Determining The Best Fence Height for Your Property

One of the first things you need to do as a homeowner when fencing your property is to decide what kind of fence will best serve you and your family’s needs. You’ll need to decide on a variety of fencing aspects, like which material to use, whether you need automated gates or partitions, and what kind of security features you’d need. You will also need to decide how high you want to build your fence. Fence height is one of the most important design questions you’ll face during the fencing discussions. 

Here are 4 steps to use to determine the best fence height for your property:

1. Assess your property needs. 

The most important step when considering any aspect of fencing for your home is to assess your property needs. Why do you need the fence? Is it to help keep small pets and children in your yard? Is it to provide a visual barrier for passersby? Perhaps you need or want a little privacy for your backyard. Depending on your needs, your fence will need to be shorter or taller. If you’re hoping for privacy, for instance, it makes sense that you’ll want a higher, more solid fence, like a wooden panel fence. If you just want to add aesthetic value to your front yard, for example, a shorter fence like a nice picket fence might do the trick. Only you know what it is you plan to use your fence for. This will help you decide how high to make the fence. 

2. Think about your neighbors. 

Before installing a super high fence, it is important to consider how this decision will affect your neighbors, especially those whose property borders your own. Before making the final call on your fence height, you should chat with your next-door neighbors to make sure they’re okay with your plans. 

3. Visualize your new fence. 

The next step you’ll want to take is to visualize what your new fence will look like at different heights. Think about how you want your house and yard to look. Will a taller fence look better with the rest of your home and landscaping? Or would it be better if the fence were a bit shorter? These are great questions to answer for yourself before deciding on fence height. 

4. Keep your budget in mind. 

Lastly, you’ll want to be sure to keep your budget in mind. Depending on the material you choose to use for your fence, a taller fence might cost too much, and you’ll need to make your fence shorter, or choose a different fencing material. 

These are all great ways to determine the best fence height for your property, but nothing beats an in-person consultation with our friendly fence experts here at Mossy Oak Orlando. Call today and we can set up an appointment to discuss your home fencing needs.