There is no municipal code in Wichita requiring that your privacy fence be constructed with the smooth face side facing outward toward your neighbors. That being said, there are a few reasons why you would want to face your fence outward anyway.
Security is probably the number one reason you want to point the
smooth fence side out from your yard. When building a privacy fence
around your yard, it might be tempting
to want to see the smooth side facing in so it looks nicer from inside
your yard. But an inward-facing fence with the beams exposed on the
outside gives easy climbing access to potential intruders.
Though the city has no municipal codes requiring your fence face
outward, your neighborhood or housing development might have rules for
fencing that do require it. You will need to refer to your individual
neighborhood’s requirements for constructing new fencing, if any exist,
in order to know if you’ll be in violation of any standing policies.
There are times when obstacles in the yard, such as sheds,
landscaping or a shrubbery row, will dictate which way the new fence has
to be installed, but these instances are rare. In cases like this, you
will need to consult with your contractor to determine the best course
A final consideration in this matter is for your neighbors and your
neighborhood. If you have a good relationship with your neighbors, you
can work out a solution that works best for everyone in order to
eliminate unnecessary conflicts before they arise. The last thing you
want is to install a beautiful new privacy fence only to have it turn
into a legal battle with your neighbor or your neighborhood association
and potentially bearing the cost of having to tear the fence down and
If you have any questions about installing a new fence, give Reddi Fence a call today at 316-858-0757.
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