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  • Writer's pictureDavid Grier Jr

What is the Right Fence Height?


Fence heights vary depending on your goal. At Premier Fence, we typically use industry-standard heights but are always available to discuss your individual needs.


Are you looking for complete privacy, a decorative front yard or garden fence, or do you need to cover a large area like a farm or ranch to keep livestock?


Standard fence height is between 6 and 8 feet tall for most backyard fences and 3 to 4 feet tall for front yard and garden fences.


Fence Heights by Type


Backyard Fences


Backyard fences are usually 6 feet tall, a standard privacy fence height. This height offers some visibility and airflow while providing a private space.


Front Yard Fences


Front yard fences are typically 3-4 feet tall and primarily used for decorative purposes, defining property lines, or used to define a garden. The shorter design style is great because it is decorative yet allows an unobstructed view.


Pool Fences


Local zoning laws usually mandate that pool fences be 4 feet tall for safety reasons. Restricted access to a pool keeps everyone safe, but check your local zoning laws to ensure the exact height your area requires.


Privacy Fences


Privacy fences usually have a standard fence height of 8 feet. This height can vary between 6-8 feet, depending on your preference and goals.


Security Fences


Security fences can reach up to 10 feet or higher, depending on your security needs. Local regulations may also have height restrictions for security fencing, so checking your local zoning laws for confirmation before building a security fence is critical.


Livestock fencing


Livestock fencing usually has a standard fence height of 5-6 feet for larger animals like cattle and horses. If you are fencing in smaller animals like sheep or goats, 4-5 feet is usually sufficient.


Fence Design


Premier Fence offers a variety of fence styles, designs, and heights. Your yard size, house style, and goals will define the type of fence you install and the height you choose.


Wood, vinyl, and aluminum are all great fences for residential use. They are decorative, versatile in height and design, and offer privacy.


Chain link fencing is an excellent alternative for security fencing, parks, and recs areas, and it is affordable compared to other fence types.


At Premier Fence, we can design and build a new fence or repair your old fence. We take pride in our exceptional customer service, which has allowed us to become one of the best local fence companies!


For complete privacy, wood and vinyl fencing offer the height and privacy you’re looking for. If decoration is more important, aluminum and certain wood styles, like the classic picket style, offer traditional designs with a more open concept.


Premier Fence’s team of expert fence builders is highly experienced and knowledgeable. We always use high-quality fencing materials and can handle all your fencing needs.


​We offer competitive prices and a satisfaction guarantee, so you can trust us to build a fence for you that will last many years.


We would love to schedule an appointment to discuss your next fencing project.






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