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Different Types of Privacy Fences for Your Backyard

When it comes to fencing, there are plenty of options to choose from. When you’re looking for security and privacy however, one fencing option is a clear winner: a privacy fence. A privacy fence is exactly what it sounds like – a fence that provides maximum privacy from your neighbors, passing cars and even street noise and traffic.

While there is one clear goal with a privacy fence, there is a wide variety of aesthetic options you can choose from to match your style preferences. Let’s dive into some of these options below!

Wood Privacy Fences

Cedar wood fences are the type of privacy fences you’re probably familiar with. This vertical style of fencing allows for no gaps in between the planks ensuring maximum privacy. You also have the added benefits of cedar wood including UV resistance and weather tolerance. This wood privacy fence will last for years to come, no matter the conditions it is faced with!

Horizontal Wood Fences

This newer style of custom fences gives your yard a contemporary edge while providing all the privacy you could ask for. Typically these fences pair well with mid-century modern homes, or homes looking to upgrade their overall look. When choosing your fencing material, you have the option of Western Red Cedar or treated pine. You can further customize your horizontal wood fence with all sorts of custom options like steel posts, shadow boxes, and lattice tops.

Vinyl Fences

Seeking a durable privacy fencing option that won’t require much upkeep? Vinyl fencing is known for its durability and low-maintenance features making it a great privacy fence option. Vinyl fencing comes in white and almond colors and doesn’t require repainting over the years like their wooden counterparts.

Additionally, a vinyl fence will not rot, and it doesn’t contain chemicals, making it a green choice for you and your family.

Ornamental Iron Fencing

Take a drive through South Austin or the Hill Country and you’ll see many homeowners and commercial property owners go with ornamental iron. Ornamental iron fencing offers a style that’s both elegant and clean, while still providing the privacy that you’re looking for in a fence.

An iron fence might be the best choice for your home if you’re looking for a more stylized ornate or custom fencing option.

We understand there are a lot of fencing options to choose from, luckily our experts at Sierra Fence are here to help you decide which privacy fence option is best for you. We even have professional install teams to ensure the highest-quality experience from start to finish. Give our fence company a call today for a free quote!



"Sierra fence created the most gorgeous iron railing fence for my new house. They were prompt, efficient and professional. It's the envy of the neighborhood, and the dogs like it because they can see other dogs through the bars."

Margaret-Anne
from Bee Cave

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