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Old 04-09-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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What Fence will Preserve a Hillside View?

We want to replace or repair our current fence. We want the fence to blend in or be "invisble." Whatever IS seen, we'd like to be tasteful.

What type of fence and what color would you recommend? (e.g., galvanized or black or???) Also pictures you can provide us are appreciated, but not necessary. Thank you!

We have a 1/3 of an acre hillside lot. The lower yard is about 4 feet (near side) to 10 feet (far side) lower than the upper yard.

The lower yard currently has a galvanized chain-link fence (posts but no header or footer bars between the posts). Deer jump over the fence (often to get out, bending sections of the chain-link) and cats, moles, skunks and raccons likewise invade (perhaps underneath or through some of the holes in it).

One more thing: We must keep a gate to gain access to the lower yard from a wood chip covered service road along the lower run of the fence. So the construction around the gate must accomodate/permit/incorporate about a 16 ft wide gate.


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I am not sure whether you tried to post a pic or are asking us to do so.

And, if the latter, how does a pic of the view do more than satisfy your curiousity? We could accomodate, but maybe the question needs to be more specific, namely:

Is a galvanized deer fence less visually intrusive or more visually attractive/pleasing than black chain-link fence?


What kind of fernce is typically recommended for hillsides with views and why/what's the rationale behind the recommendation?
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How about a low rock wall with wrought iron fencing along the top of wall?

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