How Tall Should My Home Fence Be?

Are you considering upgrading your yard with a new fence? Adding a fence to your home’s yard can help keep your property more secure, give you a little more privacy, and deter criminal activity. But exactly how high should you build your fence?

Fencing comes in a wide variety of heights, but most fences stand somewhere between 3 to 8 feet tall. The specific height you should choose depends on your needs as a homeowner and why you’re building the fence.

If you’re adding a fence to your property for aesthetic purposes only, you have the most leeway when it comes to choosing how high you want your fence. Most homeowners choose 3-foot fencing if they’re adding a fence to their front yard and 6-foot fencing if they add a fence to their backyard. If you’re adding a fence around a pool, you’ll usually want to choose a fence that’s at least 4 feet tall.

If you’re fencing in your yard for more privacy or due to noise concerns, you’ll want to choose a taller fence that limits your neighbor’s view. Most privacy fences are between 6 and 8 feet tall and have no slats between the boards. This gives you the most seclusion possible while also making sure that your fence is practical for installers.

Fencing height is very important if your goal is to contain animals. Smaller breeds of dogs typically cannot escape from a backyard with 4-foot fencing. However, if you own a larger dog (like a German Shepherd or Great Dane) you’ll need to install a fence that’s at least 6 feet tall. To keep deer off your property, you’ll need an even taller fence, since most deer can easily clear 6-foot fencing. Consider installing a fence between 7 and 8 feet tall if deer are your main concern.

No matter how tall you want your fence to be, it’s important to have professionals handling your installation. The team at Greenhill Fencing has more than 20 years installing fencing of all shapes and sizes — and we’re happy to help you choose the right fence for you. Give us a call today at 267-329-3005 to learn more or request a free quote!