Since we are on the topic of privacy, a question we get asked a lot is “How tall can I build my fence?” And the answer is, “It depends”. For the front portion of your home, most code is 42”. On the side and back of your home you can build as high as 8'. On special occasions the city will permit you to build higher if there are privacy concerns. Depending on the area you live in they will allow what is called a 50% visibility rule. This means that anything taller than the height restriction can be added so long as there is a 50% visibility. Many times people use this as an opportunity to install a lattice with gaps in it or plant shrubs to provide privacy. For a more comprehensive outline about height restrictions in Los Angeles visit the link provided, where our friends over at Turner Law Firm
will go into detail about what is allowed and what isn’t.
Horizontal Fences is not just a fading fad anymore. We can officially say horizontal fencing is here to stay. Horizontal fencing has taken Los Angeles by storm and it’s no surprise here. We have seen an increasingly high interest in horizontal fencing for the past 10 years. One reason we are seeing such a spike in popularity is simply because how sleek and clean it looks. Horizontal lines compliment any modern (or not) home and backyard. Horizontal fencing is the shiplap of the fence installation world. And quite frankly, for the same reason shiplap is so appealing, horizontal fencing is too. Smooth, clean lines help create a modern look and having a standard vertical fence takes away from that modern vibe. When installing we like to use clear redwood, for a few reasons. For starters, clear redwood is clean and comes without knots. Another reason is because redwood is a natural deterrent of termites. (Yea, I know, pretty cool). If you are interested in having a top quality horizontal fence installed in your yard, fill out the form on this page and we will come out, in person and view your project and send over a free.