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If you love to throw backyard parties, but hate to feel like the neighbors are watching, it may be time for a privacy fence. There are plenty of options for privacy fencing, so you should easily be able to choose one that meets your needs. Here are some ideas for privacy fencing.

  • You could choose a traditional wood privacy fence. There are some great options available for wooden fences. You can choose solid panels or shadowbox fences with arched or flat tops. You could also pick horizontal slats, but whichever you choose, you’ll want your fence to be six or eight feet tall for optimal privacy.
  • Vinyl fencing is a low-maintenance option. Many privacy fence contractors now offer vinyl fence installation, and it’s a great choice. Vinyl fences come in many of the same styles as wooden fences, but they’re easier to maintain. They never need to be painted or stained and are very durable.
  • A steel or aluminum ornamental fence offers a classically beautiful look. Styled to look like traditional wrought iron, these fences are perfect for homeowners who appreciate classic design. They provide a moderate amount of privacy, but a high level of security, as they don’t offer places for intruders to hide and are difficult to climb. They also allow air to circulate through your back yard, but if you’re concerned about the aspect of privacy, consider the strategic use of plants to augment your seclusion.

How can you use plants to improve the privacy of your back yard? You can plant evergreen shrubs and bushes along your fence to give an extra layer of privacy. Because the leaves remain on the plants all year, you never have to worry about losing that protection. You can also choose slow growing plants that grow to be very thick and can block both sight and sound through your fence. Trailing vines on a fence look charming and add privacy to a more open fence.

When you’re ready for a new fence, call Paramount Fence for professional installation. A full-service fence sales and installation business in the Chicagoland area, proudly serving the following counties in Illinois: Kane, DuPage, Kendall, DeKalb, McHenry, and parts of Cook, Will and Lake. With more than half a century of combined experience, we’re dedicated to providing creative and affordable solutions that address our clients’ needs and fulfill their requests. Paramount Fence is a member of the American Fence Association and a registered member of the Better Business Bureau. For more information, call us at 630.239.2714 or contact us through our website.