10 Ways to Improve Your Home Privacy with Fencing

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Privacy is a big issue these days with social media making us more open every day, but we still want our privacy at home. “Good fences make good neighbors,” is a famous line from the Mending Wall written by the poet Robert Frost. While there is no guarantee that this is so, the proper fencing provided by a proper fencing company can help improve your home privacy, security, and a pleasant living environment.

  1. Cut off the cut through. Sometimes, especially in neighborhoods without fenced-in yards, people can walk freely cutting through property lines rather than sticking to sidewalks or roadways. By fencing in your yard, this makes it less accessible for those wandering by.
  2. Create a buffer zone. Establishing the boundaries of your yard can also have the advantage of keeping people at a more comfortable distance from your windows, especially as many bedroom windows tend to be at the back of houses. You can also use one way glass film to stop anyone peeking in the windows.
  3. Build a bigger playpen. As children get older they need more room to play. Good fencing can provide a clearly marked safe place for your children to play without the worry of them wandering off or being intruded upon by strangers.
  4. Block the gawkers. Installing privacy fencing specifically designed to prevent others from viewing your activities is the best way to improve your privacy. This allows you to sunbathe or to enjoy a private family BBQ in your back yard without worrying about the neighbors staring. If it isn’t just your privacy when you’re out in the yard you’re worried about but also while you’re in your home, you may want to think about looking at window blinds and other treatments that can improve your privacy while indoors from passers-by and neighbors.
  5. Muffle the chatter. Fencing may not be completely sound proof, but it can diminish the volume of power tools and loud neighbors, allowing you to relax outdoors without ear plugs.
  6. Secure the perimeter. Fencing also adds an element of security. Because of the design of most privacy fencing, it is difficult to scale, discouraging trespassing by those with more sinister intentions.
  7. Protect the family pets. Keeping family pets safe and happy is easier with fencing. This allows your pet to roam freely within the confines of your yard, while also keeping out stray animals.
  8. Improve the aesthetics. Privacy fences whether they are made of wood or vinyl look nice, especially when they are constructed to complement the architecture of your home. A good looking property tends to keep the neighbors happy with the perceived enhanced value it can bring to the neighborhood.
  9. Ensure private pool use. For homeowners with pools, fencing is legally required to keep out uninvited guests and reduce the risk of accidental drowning.
  10. Be a good neighbor. By clearly marking property lines with fencing it makes it easier to keep your yard in check. It may seem silly, but if you are the kind of person who is fastidious about keeping your lawn clear of leaves fencing can keep stray leaves from blowing in from the neighbor’s yard and thereby keeping you happy. No need for unpleasant confrontations with a good fence.

Contact Diversified Fence Builders, Inc. or call us at (336) 510-5561 for your home privacy fencing needs. We provide fence building services for commercial and residential clients in the Greensboro, High Point, Winston Salem and Burlington regions of the Piedmont Triad, as well as the surrounding North Carolina areas.

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