Who Pays for Adjoining Fences?

Best Fencing Options to Increase Your Home's Privacy

Are you in the market for the best fence for privacy? If nosy neighbours and prying passers-by are your biggest concern when choosing a fence for your home, the right fence can help provide privacy.

Here are some popular options to consider for a residential privacy fence.  

Wood Fencing 

Wood fence panels are an excellent choice if you want to shield your yard from prying outsiders while enhancing the curb appeal and security of your home. These naturally beautiful fence panels are usually made of wood species that resist rot. Common wood types used in privacy fence manufacturing include cedar, pressure-treated pine and redwood.

On the downside, wood fencing requires a high level of maintenance to last. As a result, it generally has high life-cycle costs, which affects its affordability over the long term.

Vinyl Fencing

If you're looking to build a privacy fence that gives the natural look of wood without the high maintenance requirements and hefty price tag, a vinyl fence can be a great option.

Vinyl fencing is a popular alternative to traditional wood fences due to its affordability, low-maintenance requirements and wood-like appearance. This privacy fencing option resists moisture, rot and insect damage and comes in a selection of attractive styles and colours to enhance your home's curb appeal.

One major disadvantage of vinyl privacy fencing is that it fades over time and cannot be repainted or refinished. This type of fencing will require replacement when it starts to lose its original look or colour. As a result, it may not be the most economical choice in the long run.

Bamboo Fencing

If you desire a privacy fence that is not only strong, durable and attractive but eco-friendly and sustainable, a bamboo fence can be a superb choice.

Bamboo fences are great for privacy because the bamboo poles are spaced close together, preventing neighbours or passers-by from seeing into your yard or home. Additionally, they last longer than traditional wood fences without as much maintenance.

The only biggest drawback of bamboo fencing is the high initial investment required to build it.

Installing a privacy fence in your yard or around your home will not only make you feel safer but increase your overall enjoyment of the property. 

That said, nothing's cast in stone when selecting a privacy fence for your home. The best residential privacy fence will depend on your specific requirements and circumstances and the set budget.

Contact a fencing contractor near you to discuss your options and request a quote.

About Me

Who Pays for Adjoining Fences?

Hi, my name is Mark, welcome to my blog! As a new home owner, I’m learning a lot about the responsibilities of owning a property. Recently, my neighbour popped around and told me he wanted to put up a new fence between our gardens. My first reaction was that he should just go for it, but then he told me that I had to share the costs as we share responsibility for the fence. Before I agreed to the work (and to pay for it), I did some research and talked to a guy I know who works for a fencing contractor. I learned a lot about shared responsibility and rights with adjoining fences, so I started this blog to pass on what I’ve learned to other people who might be faced with a fencing project with a neighbour for the first time.


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