When it comes to your new fence, choosing the material and style is only one part of the equation. You must also consider fence height. But the question is how do you determine the proper height for your fence? Well, it all comes down to the fence’s intended use, as well as building codes and homeowners association (HOA) guidelines.
A Beginner’s Guide to Fence Height
When you’re setting out with a fencing project, you should think about what you’re using the new fence for.
- Privacy: When it comes to privacy fencing, the taller the better. But be careful, many HOAs have strict guidelines about fence height. Most will limit your fence to six-feet. You’d need to apply for a variance to install a higher privacy fence.
- Front Yard: Any fencing in your front yard should not exceed 4 feet. After all, you don’t want to obscure the view of your home.
- Dogs: According to The Whole Dog Journal, an online magazine dedicated to man’s best friend, a six-foot privacy fence is the best option. A privacy fence is tall enough to keep even the biggest dogs from leaping to freedom. These fences are also great at keeping animals out. So you won’t have to worry about deer ruining your vegetable garden.
- Pools: According to Maryland law, all pool fences must be at least 4 feet in height and include a self-closing and self-latching gate.
A Fencing Specialist in Frederick, Maryland
Albaugh & Sons is a family business specializing in the installation of fences of every shape and size. Depending upon the size of your property, and the overall look you want, we can recommend a variety of different fences. Your fence installation will be managed by one of our owners, and he will make sure the job is being handled, and completed, correctly. This is why we are so confident in our work that we guarantee every project.
Our residential fencing experience is unmatched and our approach is professional and honest. The estimate you receive for your deck is not only competitive; it is extremely accurate. You will not encounter hidden charges or “extras.”
If you are looking for a Fence Specialist in Maryland, you’ve come to the right place! Please contact Albaugh & Sons at 301-964-9379. We are based in Frederick, Maryland and service all of Frederick County and parts of Washington and Carroll counties.