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Choosing the Proper Height for Your Fence

Choosing the Proper Height for Your Fence hercules gsa

Fence height isn’t so easy to choose! Thankfully, we’ve got a few tips to help guide you in this decision and end up with a fence that ticks all of your boxes.

Many factors go into choosing the ideal height for your fence, including your HOA’s rules, any local or city ordinances, and whatever is best for you. There are so many different kinds of fences out there and it’s important that you think about what your specific needs are, including factors like whether or not you need privacy or not, before you decide on a fence height.

You also need to consider what the material of your fence is, as that can create some limitations on the overall flexibility of the design. Fence height isn’t so easy to choose! Thankfully, we’ve got a few tips to help guide you in this decision and end up with a fence that ticks all of your boxes, including fence height.

Initial Costs

Many factors determine the cost of an initial installation of a fence but fence height is one of them. In general, you can expect that a taller fence will use more materials and will, in turn, cost more as well. However, some materials like vinyl or wood are cheaper and may not significantly differ in cost related to the overall height of the fence you install. 

Make sure you factor this into your budget and if you’re concerned because you know you want a taller fence, bring it up early on in the design process so you can work through it and find a solution to match your budget.

Overall Maintenance

Just about every kind of fence can benefit from some level of maintenance, including cleaning, painting, or staining, depending on what material you use. However, remember that more fence means more to repair which may mean more cost. Like your installation costs, upkeep costs are associated with having a taller fence. If you want a tall vinyl fence, those are some of the easiest to maintain and maybe a better fit than rust. Understanding the general maintenance requirements of whatever material you opt for will give you a good idea of what a taller fence means for your future.

Local Rules

There are several rules and regulations surrounding fences in most areas. This may come down to your neighborhood rules—your homeowner’s association may have specific guidelines as to how tall your fence can be. Similarly, your city might have something to say about how tall it can be too. In general, you’re likely safe if you choose something under 6 feet, but you may be able to go taller if you install a privacy fence. Check the rules, or work with an installer who can check them for you, and make sure your fence passes all the requirements.

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