You want to enjoy the great outdoors, but how can you block noise from loud neighbors, animals and annoying air conditioning units?
Believe it or not, fences actually help provide more than just privacy. While you won’t be able to completely block the screams of your neighbor’s baby, you can still help block noise from interfering with your outdoor lounging.
Blocking Noise With Fences
You may be asking yourself how do fences exactly block noise, and that is a great question! Fences essentially act as a reflective wall that sound waves bounce off of. Fences that are very dense work the best, as the sound has a harder time reaching you through the density. If you elect to have a wooden fence to block noise, you will need to make sure that there are not open slats for sound to flow through.
The higher your fence is, the harder it will be for sound to make it to your eardrums. The ideal solution is to install a 12-foot fence, but zoning laws may have something to say about that. Before you get too far into your fencing project, make sure you know the codes for your area. Certain materials may even be restricted when building a fence that tall, so you should plan to spend some time learning about ordinances and permits.
Plants and Blocking Noise
Adding plants or trees to your yard won’t eliminate noise as efficiently as a fence, but it is a nice compliment to a fence. The gentle rustling of plants and trees combined with a fence is a great way to limit noise and enjoy the outdoors. Are you ready to block noise and regain the serenity of your outdoor space with a quality fence?
Blocking Noises With Quality Fences
Over the years, we have developed a reputation for professional service and quality fence installation. Hercules Fence has experience in nearly every type of residential and commercial fencing material imaginable, from wood and aluminum to chain link, vinyl, steel, and even temporary fencing.
We look forward to hearing from you and meeting your residential or commercial fencing needs. The experienced, professional team at Hercules Fence can help guide you through the design and installation process, ensuring you a headache-free experience.
Founded in 1955, Hercules Fence is the largest fence company based in Virginia. We have offices in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, and Norfolk, Virginia, as well as Maryland and North Carolina.