Why you need a privacy fence

A privacy fence provides some level of security for your property. Aside from that privacy fences can offer a number of other benefits for your San Jose, Santa Clara or San Francisco home.

Some of these benefits include:

Keeping out nosy neighbors

It is difficult to hold parties or relax in your backyard when you have nosy neighbors being nosy. You want to keep your activities and family matters private. You also want to keep your conversations private. You don’t want to find yourself in a situation where you are getting into a quarrel with a neighbor because of their nosiness.

To get the privacy you desire, the ideal solution would be to put up a fence. It the fastest and most effective way to keep out nosy neighbors and snoopy strangers. A 7-foot wooden or vinyl fence would do the trick. If you live around the San Jose area, you can put up a privacy fence without a permit as long the fence is less than 7 feet high. Any higher and you would need to get a permit.

Reduce noise and wind

If you live near a highway or a place that is quite noisy, it can be difficult to relax or sleep well. In such a case, you would need a fence that can dampen the sound. However, bear in mind that a fence can only do so much when it comes to reducing noise. It is not possible to block the sound completely.

A brick or block fence would be the most ideal choice for sound dampening. Avoid wooden fences if the focus is on reducing noise because they are ineffective at dampening sound. If a wooden fence is your only option, go with board-on-board panels or solid panels. Although board-on-board panels are less expensive than the solid panels, they are just as effective at dampening sound.

Add value to your home

When you erect a fence on your property, do you know that this can add value to your home? This is a great advantage especially if you want to sell your home in the future.

How does putting a fence increase your value?

1. It will be more appealing to families

One key reason why a privacy fence may increase the value of your home is that families that have children and/or pets are likely to pay more for a home with an enclosed backyard. Reason being is that an enclosed backyard means security and safety. This is one of those features that families look out for when purchasing a home.

2. A privacy fence Increases security

While a privacy fence may not provide a high level of security for your property, it does act as a barrier to the outside world. It definitely deters intruders from trying to gain access to your property. Therefore, installing a privacy fence definitely increases the security and safety of your home.

3. Increases the attractiveness of your home

While privacy fences offer more than one function, they also have an aesthetic appeal to them. For example, a home with a beautiful picket fence would be more appealing than a home with no fence at all. So privacy fences do increase the curb appeal of your home. And because of that, you are likely to find a buyer willing to pay more for your home. Simply because the fence makes the whole property looking more aesthetically appealing.

4. A privacy fence can help preserve your landscape and gardens

Besides providing safety and security, a privacy fence keeps intruders out including wildlife such as deer, which are known to ravage gardens and destroy the landscape. In essence, putting up a privacy fence is a great way to preserve your gardens and landscape. Plus a home with a manicured lawn and a beautiful garden is going to fetch more in the market than one that is plain and uninteresting.

Safety and security

A privacy fence not only keeps intruders out, it also keeps your children and/or pets in.  When an intruder comes across a home with a privacy fence, there are more than likely to think twice about entering the property. It is just too much work to climb over a fence. Plus there is also the fear of been seen while trying to get over a privacy fence.

In regards to safety, you can protect your kids or pets from kidnappers and pet snatchers. Your heart is at ease knowing that your children or pets can play in your backyard without you having to worry about their safety.

Creates a background oasis

One of the beautiful things about a fence is that it provides privacy. It allows you to do the things you enjoy like reading a book, in serenity. A privacy fence protects you from prying eyes and annoying noises.

Add a touch of class to your landscape design

The Fence 4 Rent has installed numerous quality fences around the San Jose area as well as in other areas including San Francisco, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Santa Cruz. We specialize in the installation of different types of fences including privacy fences.

For more information about privacy fencing, visit any of our offices in San Jose, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, and San Benito areas. You can also drop us an email or give us a call.