Back to Blog

Sloped backyard

How to Choose the Right Height for Your Fence

February 16, 2022

You need to consider different factors when installing a fence around your property. Our main focus will be on choosing the right height for your fence. The height factor is normally overlooked. However, we’ll look into it in detail.

The following factors will enable you to choose the right height for your fence:

  1. Privacy Fences

Privacy is an important factor to consider. Once you install a privacy fence, it helps to enclose all your yard. Privacy fences are commonly installed on the perimeter of the property. Because privacy fences are built for safety, keeping is an important purpose. Hence, privacy fences can be built as tall as you want.

  1. Property Boundary Fences

People install property boundary fences to mark their property boundaries most of the time. Usually, these fences aren’t as tall as a privacy fence; however, it is advisable if you want your neighbors to know when they are entering your property.

  1. Dog Fence

Dogs need the right fencing system if you want them to be secure around your yard. For instance, make sure that you install higher fences around your yard to keep dogs secure. If you want to build a fence around your yard, consider the height of dog pens and the length of chain link fences.

  1. Decorative Fence

Decorative fences don’t necessarily have a height that can be determined. There is no preferred height for decorative fences. Instead, the fence is constructed to suit your specific needs in terms of decorating your property.

What are the Local Regulations?

Local regulations need to be considered when planning how high your fence should be. Local regulations can vary from one area to another. However, the height of your fence should look like a standard height if you want to blend it well with other fences on your property and nearby properties.

It is important to check local regulations and ordinances to achieve a uniform look. For instance, local regulations may prohibit certain fences in certain areas. There are many residential neighborhoods in our area where a fence can be taller than 6 feet.

So if you want to build a fence taller than 6 feet, you must check with your local jurisdiction first. However, note that it is better to ask for permission than get into trouble because of this height variance.

Remember that the height of your fence should be based on the common standards of the community and the dimensions of your property.


Fences are constructed for several purposes. Fences are also built to serve as a barrier between two properties. This is why it is important to choose the right height for your fence.

Feel free to contact our team at Armor Fence of Maryland for all your fencing needs. We are at your service!