Fences vary greatly in size. Deciding the height of your fence depends on what you intend to use it for. Keep in mind that there are also state regulations regarding fence height. If you live in a highly developed neighborhood, often times the development will set fence standards as well. Regardless of the rules, here are a few questions to ask yourself.

Are you using your fence to protect your children? If so, you need to take into account your child’s height, as well as their jumping and climbing abilities. If you want your fence to keep you children and pets in, it should be higher than four feet. Four feet will most likely keep your children in, but depending on your pet, they may be able to clear this.

Is the fence being installed for unwanted visitors (like deer)? Deer have incredible jumping abilities. They can easily clear a 6 foot fence, but typically struggle with an 8 foot fence. The height they clear heavily depends on the running start they get.

Are you considering installing a fence in your yard? If so, call Diversified Fence Builders in Greensboro, NC at (336) 510-5561. We offer vinyl fences, chain link fences, and more.