Having a fence around your yard is not a new thing but unless you have done it before, it can be an important decision which will require you to look into the matter before making a decision. There could be multiple reasons due to which you are thinking of getting a fence but before you actually go and make a purchase, it is better to collect your thoughts, especially around the purpose of the fence.
This will help you make an intelligent decision since a fence can prove to be an expensive affair and you would not want to go for an expensive option if it does not serve your purpose. The primary purpose of getting a privacy fence is usually to keep unwanted animals or playing kids (who are not your own) out while clearly demarking your own yard land.
Take out a measuring tape and get down to accurately measuring the outline of the length of the land that you want to fence. Also think carefully about the right height which will ensure you the desired privacy. If you, your spouse or any other family member is very particular about home design and decoration, then you will have to narrow down the style of the fence that you want to put up.