Fences are installed in yards for many reasons, including the desire to build a fence for noise reduction. Road noises can interfere with your family’s enjoyment of the great outdoors. If noises are preventing you from enjoying your yard, it’s time to contact a fence company to talk about it. Details, such as location of your fence and being as close to the road as possible to block the most noise, and building a tight, solid fence with no gaps, but you also need to consider the material you use and the height of your fence.
Wood fences make excellent sound barriers, particularly if they are built as solid privacy fences. Wooden fences can fit your home’s style while offering an elegant barrier that protects your home. Cedar wood fences are made to last, naturally resisting rot and decay.
PVC Privacy Fences
If you’d prefer a fencing choice that requires less maintenance and upkeep than a wooden fence, consider getting a cost-efficient PVC privacy fence. PVC fences are available in various colors to suit every home’s design scheme. Noise abatement PVC fences feature a tongue-and-groove interlocking system to effectively impede sound waves.
Masonry fences, such as brick or concrete block, are more expensive but their density makes them extremely effective in absorbing noise and reducing the noise that you and your family experience.
The Height of Your Fence
If the goal is to block noise, the higher the fence, the better. A four-foot fence cannot block the same amount of noise that a taller privacy fence can. Whichever type of fence you choose for your property, ask the installation company about the tallest allowed height for fences in your municipality. Although you can’t install a fence that isn’t built to code, you can install the tallest fence possible in order to dampen sound waves entering your property.
Landscaping is one addition to a solid fence that can decrease the amount of noise you hear. You can adorn both wooden and PVC fences with thick, luscious greenery to absorb sound even better. There’s nothing like having some nice shade options, but you can also strategically plant trees and shrubs to double as noise barriers. Thick shrubs and trees between the fence and the road, and/or between the fence and your home. Look for evergreen varieties, as these will provide noise reduction year-round.
Adding soft surfaces, like curtains and canopies around a patio or outdoor space can provide some much needed insulation to further block noise. These can also add aesthetically pleasing perks to bring more personality to your patio!
At Paramount Fence, our expert salespeople can help you create the best fence to block road noise. Call us at 630-406-8410 or contact us online today to get started. We are a highly experienced fencing company and can provide ornamental, PVC, and wooden privacy fences in the Chicagoland suburbs area.