3 Factors to Decide the Right Fence Height for Your Property

Security and privacy are important issues for many families and households that need to be addressed when considering the proper height of a fence.

The height of your fence is mostly dependent on its purpose. If the fence is decorative, the height of the fence is not really a big issue. However, if you would like more privacy then you need to look at getting a taller fence.

Fence Height

In order to determine the correct fence height, consider some of these factors:

  1. Bylaws Most cities have certain fencing bylaws that explain the maximum height you can have for a fence. Every city has slight variations in height and location restriction. It might be a good idea to check with your local government and find out more information about fence height restrictions.

  2. Location of Your House If you have a house at the corner of a street, some cities may require that you keep the maximum height of your fence to less than a meter on either side so that it does not obstruct the view for vehicles. If your house is near a highway, perhaps you can increase the height of your fence. Houses near a commercial/industrial zone may also alter their fence height.

  3. Costs The pricing of these fences is very competitive. Many suppliers offer convenient payment options. This is a great option for people who want a higher fence. If you have a fence that is above the height restrictions, you may be able to apply for a variance permit. This will allow you to keep a fence that is higher than the height restriction.

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Ron Frazelle

Ron Frazelle is the Project Manager of La Habra Fence Company, a leading provider and installer of commercial and industrial fencing in Southern California for over 65 years. Ron is committed to providing the best customer service, high quality products and quick project completion at the best overall value for his clients. La Habra Fence Company offers a wide variety of fencing options, including chain link fences, ornamental iron fences, security cages and security gates.