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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: What to Look for in a Residential Privacy Fence

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This helpful guide will help you choose which kind of privacy fence is best for your home.

There could be several reasons that are causing you to consider a privacy fence for your home. From trying to stay out of a nosy neighbor’s view to protecting your home from potential burglary, installing a privacy fence is a great decision. What it comes down to is that you simply want to keep yourself, your family, and your possessions secure. There are many options when it comes to fencing material. This helpful guide will help you choose which kind of privacy fence is best for your home.


Wooden fences are popular among homeowners for good reason. There are many styles of wooden privacy fences that complement your home and its landscaping. They can be painted and stained to achieve an aesthetic that goes well with your home as well. Wooden fences are typically inexpensive, and deliver the height and solid material that gives you the desired amount of privacy.


Aluminum is another great option for privacy fencing. Most aluminum privacy fencing styles contain bars which allow you and your family to still see through the fence. Unlike wooden fences, aluminum fences don’t require any painting or sealing. If you’re looking for a fence that requires minimal upkeep, aluminum is ideal.


PVC is the most inexpensive fencing material on the market. If you’re looking to save a few bucks, PVC is a great option for your residential privacy fence. Not only is PVC relatively inexpensive, but it comes in many colors and styles as well.

Other Materials

If wood, aluminum, and PVC don’t strike you, there are some other options. Wrought iron, bamboo, and farm-style fencing can all be made into privacy fences for your home. Each material has a unique look, so it is best to survey the architecture of your home and the general landscape before committing to such a specific-looking privacy fence.

Looking for More Privacy? Privacy Fences from Hercules Fence are Here to Help

Hercules Fence has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. We have extensive experience working with families and pet owners to keep the most important members of their home safe, so call us today about installing a new pet fence for your family. Contact us by giving us a call at 301-441-1600 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.

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