As the names imply, the difference between semi-privacy and privacy fences is how much can be viewed through them. However, the decision between the two styles is not just about how much privacy you want. In fact, depending on the slope of your land and the height of houses around you, even a privacy fence doesn’t always create a fully private environment.
Another thing to think about when deciding if a privacy fence is right for you is what else besides privacy you want to control. A solid privacy fence is going to keep most people and creatures from entering your yard, but not all. You’ll also need to consider height if that is your goal, as some animals, such as deer and dogs, can leap pretty high.
One benefit of a privacy fence is that your pets won’t be able to see what is going on outside of the fenced area, which may result in less barking. A privacy fence is also a good option to keep your children safe. While they are unlikely to breach a semi-private fence, they can be observed by people walking by, which you may want to avoid.
There are advantages of semi-privacy fencing as well, including having a more open feel, allowing more natural light to shine through, and achieving the aesthetics you prefer. Whichever style of fence you would like for your home, reach out to us at Timber Fencing to learn about our wood fence options.