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Top Two Reasons for Installing a Fence

Posted by Ashley VanderWall

According to a survey of homeowners across the country, the top two reasons for installing a fence are:

#1: Privacy

#2: Keeping children/pets in yard

Which makes sense, as 86% of homeowners surveyed installed or plan to install either a Privacy or Semi-Privacy fence. Privacy and Semi-Privacy fence styles can function as both a visual barrier to allow for privacy, and a physical barrier to contain children and/or pets safely in the yard.

Other reasons homeowners listed include:

  • Security/Safety
  • Keeping people or animals out of the yard
  • Blocking the view of neighboring properties
  • Defining property lines

Are you planning to install a fence for one of these reasons? Wondering which type of fence to get?

Here's a brief guide to help you determine which fence style best meets your needs.

Reason #1: Privacy

If a desire for privacy is compelling you to build a fence, we recommend a 6 ft. tall fence in either a Privacy or Semi-Privacy fence style. There is a wide variety of both wood and vinyl fence options. Some of the most popular are:

  • Traditional Dog Ear
  • Board on Board
  • Stockade
  • Horizontal
  • Shadowbox
  • Lattice Top
  • Vinyl Privacy

Reason #2: Keeping children/pets in yard

23% of people surveyed installed a fence to keep their children and/or pets in the yard. Again, there are several styles that will meet that need, available in both wood and vinyl. The most popular are:

  • Traditional spaced picket
  • Concave spaced picket
  • French gothic spaced picket
  • Hogwire
  • Scalloped Spaced Picket

Do you like one of the styles above?

Feel free to contact us with questions or find out where to buy.

And check out our complete line of wood fence and vinyl fence products.