There are times when we want to sit back, relax, enjoy the fresh air in our own backyard, and escape the outside world with some privacy and peace. One great way to do this is with the installation of a privacy fence. Consider installing a Texas privacy fence around your home for security and aesthetic appeal at the same time!
If you haven’t quite decided on what material you’d like for your fence, Lonnie & Co. Fence is here to help you navigate all the benefits and options. There are a lot of advantages to having a privacy fence, so we’ve compiled a list of the benefits and a variety of materials to help you decide.
1. Texas Privacy Fences Keep Your Family and Pets Protected
When your kids go outside to play, a secure, Texas privacy fence can give you some peace of mind. Keeping children and pets inside the perimeter of your property is one of the best ways to keep them safe. This is especially true if your property is right next to a busy street. Since you can’t keep an eye on kids and pets 24/7, fencing is an ideal solution. You can keep them out of the road or your neighbor’s property. A secure fence will keep them in your yard and keep unwanted strangers away. It will also provide a boundary for your outdoor living spaces so your family and friends can enjoy some time together without the neighborhood looking in.
2. Less Noise With a Privacy Fence
A Texas privacy fence made with the right design and materials can serve as a noise barrier, blocking out some or most of the unwanted sounds from outside your home. If your home backs up onto a busy street, you’ll be amazed at how much quieter it is with a six or eight-foot privacy fence. The solid construction reflects sound and gives you some welcome respite from the hustle and bustle just outside your home. No matter which kind of privacy fence you choose for your North Richland Hills neighborhood, it will still function as a sound barrier that will benefit both you and your neighbors in the long run.
Texas privacy fences allow you to have gatherings with friends and family in seclusion without disturbing your neighbors and, sometimes more importantly, without neighbors disturbing you. Being a considerate neighbor is the right thing to do, and with a privacy fence, it’s that much easier!
3. The Value of Texas Privacy Fences
Throughout Texas, an attractive and well-built privacy fence may increase the value of your property in several ways. For starters, it may be a sought-after amenity to future purchasers. A potential homebuyer will likely appreciate a border fence, especially for the backyard space. If a buyer has children or pets, they’ll be happy to see that there is already a fence on the property to keep their family safe. Not only that, but the aesthetic value a privacy fence can provide can give you a selling advantage in the future, too.
Texas privacy fences may also add value by decreasing your homeowner’s insurance premium when you report the installation of the fence to your insurance carrier. Always check before arranging the installation of your fence, to see what their policies are and what benefits you may receive.
4. Define Property Boundaries With a Texas Privacy Fence
A fence creates a clear-cut property boundary and without a fence, your North Richland Hills, TX property is more exposed to trespassers if the border isn’t properly defined. Before beginning construction on your privacy fence, have a chat with any close neighbors who may be affected by your plans and make sure you are aware of the legal restrictions for municipal setback lines and regulations determining what is allowed. It is a good idea to have a land surveyor mark your property lines. When you and your neighbors are clear about your property lines, you can avoid potential problems down the line.
A Texas privacy fence outlines exactly where your property begins and ends, and prevents your neighbors from encroaching on your land. It also gives you a great visual reference so you know how much space is remaining on your property if you are planning renovations or additions to your house. You might want to add a swing set or pool for your kids, so knowing the size of your property will help you better determine the size of those amenities.
5. Protection for Plants and Landscaping with Privacy Fences
When choosing a fence, you also need to be sensitive to the impact that a fence can have on plants in a landscape. A solid privacy fence will provide shade that allows certain shade plants to thrive while making it hard to grow sun-loving plants. Only “loose and airy” fence designs, such as split-rail or certain post-and-rail fences, will not have some kind of “microclimate” effect on your landscaping or garden.
Privacy fencing is a great way to protect your property from the elements in Texas too. When there’s a storm, your landscaping, plants and other outdoor furniture will benefit from the protection of a well-built Texas privacy fence.
Material Options for Texas Privacy Fences
Texas privacy fences are available in a variety of materials, styles, and levels of customization. Aluminum fences, chain-link fences, wood fencing, and vinyl fences all have options for improving your privacy that you will love.
For example, a vinyl privacy fence can survive strong winds and inclement weather without fading or warping because of its durable material design. Vinyl also boasts a clean, bright aesthetic, longevity, and requires very little maintenance.
Chain link privacy slats come in several different colors, and they fit into the chain link gaps to increase the amount of view obstruction. A chain link privacy fence’s galvanized steel framing and composition have made it a popular choice for Texas homes and businesses because of its long-term durability and minimal maintenance costs.
A wood privacy fence is another good choice and adds a natural-looking aesthetic to your property. Our recommendation for a Texas privacy fence is to use cedarwood as it holds up to the Texas climate much better than pressure-treated pine. We do have pressure-treated pine available for customers whose budgets restrict them to the less durable material, but while it has that natural charm, it doesn’t quite have the longevity of other fencing materials.
While aluminum and wrought iron can provide a classic, beautiful aesthetic to your property with durability, strength, and low maintenance, they are not usually considered if privacy is your main concern.
In our photo gallery, you can see all of these designs and examples of projects we’ve done with these fence materials. Start by looking through our gallery of finished fencing projects for ideas for your own privacy fence.
Ready to Work With a Top-Rated Texas Fence Company?
No matter which material you choose for your Texas privacy fence, you’ll want to make sure you work with a professional that uses the best quality materials and provides expert installation. At Lonnie & Co. Fence, we set our standards high AND we offer a workmanship guarantee! Call us today at (817) 304-1574 or you can contact us on our website for answers to your questions so you can get started on your project plans. Experience the Lonnie & Co. Fence difference for yourself!