While fences are known for reliability and durability, windy areas can wreak havoc on an otherwise durable product.
A fence can be designed to allow wind to flow through it, but that also means you cut down on the amount of privacy your fence can provide. If you live in an especially windy area, it’s important to find a balance that fits your needs.
Fence Styles for Privacy in Windy Areas
For extremely windy areas, homeowners will have to concede some privacy in order for a fence to allow airflow and remain durable.
Shadow box fences allow privacy, while also allowing some airflow. A shadow box fence is considered a picket fence, and has rows of pickets on each side of the fence rails. The layering of the pickets blocks the view through the fence, though the air flow is more limited than a fence with pickets that are widely spaced.
A shadow box fence, however, is still able to withstand windy areas better than most other picket-type fences.
Regular Picket Fences & Windy Areas
Picket fences are generally built with privacy in mind, so that limits the amount of airflow that can go between the pickets.
If the pickets are spaced apart, then air is able to flow more easily. That also, however, cuts down on the privacy, which is a concern for most homeowners. Again, there may need to be some concessions if you are trying to ensure the longevity of your fence.
Chain Link Fences & Windy Areas
A properly installed chain link fence by a professional can serve as the best solution for windy areas.
Although privacy will be non-existent, a chain link fence is one of the best solutions to allow proper airflow, and can perform extremely well in windy areas. Privacy slats can be added, but this will also cuts down on the proficiency of a chain link fence, and additional posts will be needed to help prevent the fence from blowing over.
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The experienced and professional team of Hercules Fence can help guide you through the process and design the perfect fence for your home. We look forward to hearing from you and meeting your residential fencing needs.
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