The Most Attractive Way to Add Privacy Fencing to Your Yard

Keeping your home safe is the number one concern for most homeowners. We’re all about safety through DIY here at Aluminum Fences Direct, so let’s go through some of the best options you can go with TODAY to keep your home secure and private this season.

DIY Options

The topic of privacy is an important one when it comes to defending your home, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t also be fun! If you have the extra time on your hands, there are a few ways that you can secure your yard with your own methods and materials. Let’s take a look at some of those now.

DIY Pallet Fencing

A pallet fence is a solid DIY project for any budding builder. Depending on the time you have on your hands and your level of experience in woodworking, you might find this tedious, but the results really can be stunning! On the downside, this won’t do much for you in terms of adding security, so keep that in mind if you want to go this route.

Vertical or Horizontal Wood Planks

Vertical or horizontal wood planks are an easier route to take if you’ve already decided that you’re going to be working with wood. Essentially, you’re just closing off the gaps on your fence with properly fitted planks, so the process is forgiving for a newbie. There isn’t really a distinction between vertical or horizontal other than your aesthetics, so you should go with your preference! Just keep in mind that the downsides of this approach are the same as with any wooden fence: namely, there will be a lot of maintenance involved and you could be less-than-pleased with the results if you’re inexperienced.

Gabion Fence

Whether or not you choose to go the gabion fence route is going to entirely depend on your personality and the personality of your yard and home. The fence essentially consists of a metal cage with rocks in between, which is an aesthetic that suits some homes better than others.

Recycled Fence

This is a fantastic option for the more ambitious of us-fence owners. It essentially consists of recycled material that you might find in a scrapyard, and then is reworked and fitted to become your home’s protection and security. It can look very spectacular or downright ugly depending on who’s making it, but it is certainly a great sustainable option for your privacy fencing.

Affordable Non-Fencing Options

You don’t necessarily need privacy fencing to have privacy around your yard. There are a number of ways to keep prying eyes away from your home, though these solutions certainly aren’t a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Here are a few of those non-fencing options:

Creative Landscaping

You could tactically plant some bushes or trees around your yard to create a sense of isolation and privacy. These options won’t necessarily make your home more safe or secure (not to mention they’ll probably take a while to get going), but if done rightly, they can certainly do a great job of discouraging nosey neighbors and add to your property’s value in the process.

Potted Plants

This is essentially a less effective, more expensive, yet less time-consuming version of the creative landscaping approach. Potted plants come in all shapes and sizes, and this option can be particularly effective if you only partially need privacy fencing.

Add Vines to Your Current Fence

Vines are a real gamble, and like the other options, this is best for folks that have a particularly green thumb. Some vines can really overtake a yard very quickly, they’re difficult to do properly, and not all vines are good for all fences. You’ll have to do research on this option, but if you’re great with plants and only trying to discourage prying eyes, this could very well be the option for you.

If you’d like to learn more about your options for adding privacy fencing to your yard, you can take a look at our other blog posts on the subject here.

Aluminum Privacy Fencing: The Ultimate Option

There is truly only one do-it-yourself privacy fencing option that we can fully recommend to you in good conscience: Aluminum Privacy Fencing.

It’s not just because we’re in the aluminum fencing business either. Aluminum fences are the best overall option for any homeowners property. They are affordable, easy to maintain, and if you order through us, completely DIY. However, there’s another component which we forgot to mention:

Aluminum Fences Direct now offers aluminum privacy fencing through our partners at SleekFence.

Historically, we’ve only been able to offer our customers privacy fencing through our vinyl fencing options, which is still a good option for many homeowners. However, many other homeowners have requested private aluminum options from us for a long while, and we’re all happy to know that the day is finally here.

SleekFence is a DIY aluminum privacy and semi-privacy fencing option that lives up to its name: its modern look is slick and adds total privacy to your property, and it fits in perfectly with any aesthetic. They require almost zero-maintenance, they’re easy to set up on your own, SleekFence is an environmentally conscious company, and their fencing comes in various heights with semi-privacy also available as well.

Curious? Excited? Us too. Contact us today to learn more about how SleekFence can transform your home into a secure and private sanctum. Click here to view all the aluminum fencing options available at Aluminum Fences Direct!

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