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Which Way Should My Privacy Fence Face?

privacy fence with good side facing outwards

Who gets the good side of the fence?

Once you have chosen your materials, picked the perfect design, and started planning your landscaping around your beautiful new residential fence, you might think the process is just about down. However, you still need to make a very important decision—which way will your privacy fence face? Choosing a fence affects more than just your family, so how can you make the best possible decision?

Keep in Mind Your Property Lines

Do you know where exactly your property begins and ends? If you are not completely sure, it might be worth it to get a land surveyor to get the records from your local record’s office and mark off the borders on your property. You might be in for a surprise (good or bad)!

Have a Chat with Your Neighbor

Talking to your neighbor is an important part of fence installation. Even if your fence will reside within your property lines and follow all of the HOA’s rules, the common courtesy of a chat will go a long way. Make it clear that the privacy fence isn’t supposed to be a judgment on them as neighbors and that you just want to increase your home security and protect your pets or children. You might be in for a surprise if your neighbor has also been mulling over a fence and would be interested in splitting the cost.

Put the Finished Side Toward Your Neighbor

Privacy fences typically have a “good” side and a less beautiful side. The finished side should be facing your neighbors, as that is the standard installation method and the nicer thing to do. Your property will also make a better impression on anyone visiting your home, as the more beautiful side of your privacy fence will be facing the world. If you really don’t like the way that the inside of a privacy fence looks, it is possible to build a double-sided privacy fence that will look just as beautiful on the inside as on the outside.

Let Us Help You Pick the Right Privacy Fence for Your Home

Ready to get your perfect privacy fence installed around your residential or commercial property? Hercules Fence has extensive experience in repairing and constructing fences made out of any and every material. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they’re residential or commercial, for the right price. Give us a call at 757-316-3600 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.

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