I own a landscape supply company and have done fairly well over the years. Until recently, security was never an issue, but then, I had two thefts occur. Someone had stolen mulch and gravel from my supplies. I knew that it was time for me to get serious about increasing security to prevent it from happening a third time. I talked with a fencing contractor about what type of fencing would help improve security without taking away from the pleasant appearance of the grounds. My blog will tell you how we accomplished the increased security using a beautiful new fence.
Sometimes houses are packed so close together that neighbors can hear a lot of what is going on next door without even opening a window. When you also cannot have a cookout without neighbors walking over from the next yard to talk and eat, it may be time to find some solutions that provide you with privacy. As long as you know where your property lines are and you have the proper permits, you can do all of the following to your home.
Soundproofing the Walls
A construction contractor can help you soundproof your walls. The siding on both sides of your home needs to be lifted off. Then the contractor and his/her crew apply a thick layer of material that deadens the noise coming toward your home from the neighbors and sounding from inside your own home. The siding is reinstalled. Now you should not be able to hear the neighbors, or vice versa.
Fencing prohibits everyone from crossing over into your yard. It also prevents stray dogs, stray cats, rabbits and a few other animal pests from invading your space. The best part is that a really good fence can give you a lot of privacy in your own yard and no one can watch what you are doing or comment on what you are doing. If your home and property is really close to another neighbor's, choose a maintenance-free type of fencing, such as vinyl or brick, that will not require you to squeeze between your fence and the neighbor's paint it or adjust it every year.
Your windows are the last "in" your neighbors have to what is going on inside your house. Noise carries out through your windows and draws attention. While there is little you can do when your windows are open, you should be able to control noise when they are closed. Windows that lock out sound and do not transfer indoor noise to the outside are referred to as "airlock" windows because of their soundproofing qualities.
A window contractor can replace all of the windows on your home so that they are soundproof. If you replace your windows, put up a fence, and soundproof your walls, you can scream, shout, and sing as much as you want without drawing attention or having neighbors coming over. For more information about getting started on your new fence, contact a company like AAA Fence and Gates.