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Choosing the Right Height for Your Home’s Fence

Choosing the Right Height for Your Home’s Fence

Residential fence heights typically range from three to eight feet tall.

When preparing your home for a fence installation, many factors are considered, including the material, location, season, boundaries, neighbors, appeal, laws, contractors, costs, and height. Residential fence heights typically range from three to eight feet tall. Knowing the height of your fence is beneficial during the installation process, helping you determine the kind of fencing material you’ll need, along with the cost. Use these helpful tips for choosing the optimal height for your home’s fence.


Fences can serve many functions for your home including, privacy, security, safety, appeal, and additional space, to name a few. Determining the purpose of your fence helps narrow down its material and height options.

Listed below are a few functions fences serve:

Appeal: Fences are an extension of your home’s exterior and play a significant role in enhancing your home’s curb appearance. 

Security: A fence provides your home with an additional barrier, limiting foot traffic, protecting you from unwanted guests and animals, and keeping your children and pets contained.

Privacy: Fences provide your home with privacy. The privacy provided by a fence allows you to enjoy the space of your yard while keeping you insulated from your neighbors and other distractions that come from the outside world. 

Boundaries: Fences also set boundaries, showing your home’s property line distinguishing your area from your neighbors.


Fences come in various styles, materials, shapes, and sizes. Having an idea of what fence style you want surrounding your home can help in the process of choosing your fence’s height because various styles range in price and height.


Fencing Laws and regulations vary from state, cities, counties, and homeowner associations. These laws and regulations are key in determining fence height, boundaries, location, materials, and color. Researching and adhering to the laws and regulations instilled in your community helps you prepare for a fence installation.

Get in Touch With Hercules Fence Today

Hercules Fence has experience with nearly every type of residential and commercial fencing material imaginable, from wood and aluminum to chain link, vinyl, steel, and even temporary fencing. We have developed a reputation for quality work and fair, competitive prices. Hercules Fence is ready to serve you from six convenient locations. We have offices in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.

If you have any questions about finding your dream fence or fence maintenance, you can contact Hercules Fence today by calling (757) 316-3600 or visit FencesNewportNews.com today for a free quote!

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