Noise And Your Fence
Don’t let outside noise penetrate the calm oasis you have built on your property. Instead, use cleverly placed fences to keep things calm and serene.
Having noisy neighbors is no fun, whether you live in an apartment building or a home that is in close proximity to other homes. When you live so close to other families, it’s easy to wonder if the sounds of your family and life travel to the neighbors!
Soundproofing your home can help immensely with this, especially when it comes to the indoor noise levels. What about your yard and outdoor spaces? Thankfully, residential and commercial aluminum fence panels can help with the noise if you get the right kind.
Picture the areas in your yard that are a bit unsightly compared to the rest of the outdoor area, possibly where the trash cans and recycling are kept. Often, people get residential or commercial aluminum fence panels that have little or no space in between the pickets, allowing for low visibility into the area.
These so-called privacy panels are a great way to keep objects hidden away, and they also help lower any sounds that would normally go straight through the yard and into the house. A thin layer of aluminum might not seem like a lot when it comes to muffling noises, but you’d be surprised how efficient it can be.
If you have pets or small children, the privacy panels will come in handy. When pets like dogs see anything moving on the other side of the fence, they will make as much noise as possible to alert others to the situation. If privacy panels stand between your pet and anything bark-worthy in the outdoor areas, your yard will stay quiet.
While noise from the street might seem like the obvious type of sound you will want to block from your yard and home, there are other noises that can also create problems in your serene outdoor areas. The fence and gate itself can create noises that can be quite bothersome to those living on your property and the neighbors.
You might have a heavy gate that closes automatically with quite a loud noise. Ensure that any self-closing mechanisms are in effect early enough to not cause such a loud bang when the gate shuts. You might also have an automatic or remote-controlled gate that makes a buzzing sound when it’s in operation. Check with the lock company for sound options if the entryway to your gate is very close to any residence to keep any noise nuisance at bay.
A last option to battle any noise concerns either for those living on your property or for those surrounding you is to consider industrial or commercial aluminum fence panels. The industrial and commercial graded aluminum material means an extra layer of thickness and protection for privacy and, in turn, noise levels.
The thicker material means noise is kept where it originates better. Paired with privacy panels or thicker pickets and minimal space between pickets and panels, this makes the optimal arrangement for any sound concerns. Ensuring you have all angles covered will help your property live in harmony with the rest of the houses on the block, leaving a serene space for everyone to enjoy.