Fence Variables for Combining Privacy and Views, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the factors and fence types to consider if you’re looking to combine privacy and a great view. While there are many excellent privacy fence options out there, there are simply ways to ensure that you get the protection you desire for your yard and property without sacrificing your excellent views.

At Utah Fence Warehouse, we’re proud to serve as your local fence contractor for all such needs. We offer a wide range of fence materials, from vinyl fences to wood, wrought iron, chain link and several other options. Part one went over some of the best materials to consider for this dual purpose – today’s part two will hit on some major themes to help mold or otherwise alter a privacy fence in ways that maintain the protection, but offer you improved views and aesthetics.

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Color Adjustments

You might be surprised at how often a simple color adjustment to certain fence types makes the visibility through them much greater. Think of a lattice fence, for instance, that is painted a darker color or one that blends into the nature behind it – it will be much easier to see through this and view what’s behind it than if you have a lighter color, which is much tougher to see through.

On the flip side, some might be going for maximum privacy. In such cases, you should go for a lighter color for any fence type, especially those that will have any gaps in them at any location.

Camouflage Themes

Down similar lines, camouflaging the fence in smart ways is a good way to go about limiting its impact on your views. When selecting materials or color schemes, prioritize those that blend with the surroundings in the visual area where you’ll be looking most often. Wood tones are often great in natural tree areas, and various green and other nature hues tend to do well also.

Utilizing Curvature

Finally, there’s no rule that says a fence you install has to be even horizontally. One great theme that many homeowners take when looking to maintain both privacy and views simultaneously: Utilizing the curvature of their landscape in the way they install the fence. If your property gives way to a natural tree line below it, for example, you can shape the fence to roughly match that tree line from a given vantage point. You could also shape based on the skyline or a variety of other themes.

For more on how to combine privacy and views with your fencing choice, or to learn about any of our fence supplies or materials, speak to the staff at Utah Fence Warehouse today.