Taller is not always better when it comes to fencing. It’s tempting (and expensive) to dream of a taller and taller fence for your backyard or commercial property, but the need for taller is not always there. Before you invest in a fence, consider these things and decide for yourself whether you need to build taller or settle for shorter.
Is there a vandalism risk?
One of the primary reasons to build taller is to deter criminal activity. Criminals usually operate in areas where the risk of exposure is low – so investing in a taller fence can help increase the time it takes to climb the fence. This can work to keep the more skittish criminals from even attempting to break into your property.
Of course, having a taller fence doesn’t mean you should neglect other important security practices. Being safety conscious does not end with a better deterrent.
Is wildlife a concern?
While you aren’t going to keep out the more slippery and small critters from your yard with a tall fence, you can better prevent deer and other large animals from entering your garden or backyard space by building taller. Deer can only jump so high, and other large animals aren’t usually good at digging under large objects to get at the spoils inside.
Backyard gardens are generally defenseless – a taller fence can help provide that much needed “first line of defense” that will help keep your garden healthy and animal-free.
Is there anything you’re trying to keep in?
Whether you have a pet that can jump high or a curious child that enjoys scaling fences, sometimes building taller is needed to keep something in. If you think it’s possible that anything valuable or loved may escape your yard with a shorter fence, it’s probably a good idea to build a bit taller. Taller fencing can also create a more easily moderated entrance and exit for employees or unsupervised children.
If you answered yes to any of these, we would suggest considering a taller fence for your home or business. What’s most important to remember is never to build taller just to build taller; do your best to assess your needs and wants and come to an informed decision before you build your fence up higher towards the sky. You won’t regret it.