10 Tips to Add Lighting to Your Fence!

(Just in time for Christmas and the holidays.)

Your outdoor spaces are just as important as your indoor ones when it comes to choosing great lighting.

Use these 10 tips to create a dazzling look on your fence with the right lighting:

  1. Add Solar Caps to Your Vinyl or Aluminum Fence                                                    Anchor Fence does sell, supply and install solar caps for vinyl and aluminum fencing which are available for order! These add lighting to your back or front yard and make your fence pop!                
  2. Use Up-Lighting for a Dramatic Effect.
    Using lighting that’s low to the ground and pointed upward creates a look that shows off your garden without being too harsh. It also shows off the texture of your fence, even at night.
  3. Create Shadows with Low-Placed LightingFence Lighting
    By placing lights low to the ground, you can cast harsh shadows on the fence or house, creating a dramatic look.
  4. Bright Spotlights Add Safety and Charm
    Use spotlights on your fence to illuminate areas for entertaining. The bright lights are helpful for guests when they are walking.
  5. Use String Lights for Decorative Lighting
    String lights are easy to install and offer a wide variety of styles so you can change the look of your fence lighting easily and often. These lights are also festive for the Christmas season!
  6. Use Accent Lighting to Highlight the Best Parts of Your Garden
    Experiment with lighting placed at various heights on your fence to make the area in front of it stand out. This is perfect for highlighting specific spots of the garden.
  7. Make Functional Lighting Fun
    Add lights to the underside of benches placed along your fence. This provides light with a fun look.
  8. Use Spotlights to Make Your Home Stand out
    Spotlights placed on your fence and directed at your house make it look extravagant and inviting.
  9. Use Lamps and Lanterns for Versatility and Function
    Lamps and lanterns, that can be moved as needed, provide an endless variety of lighting possibilities for any garden.
  10. Use Ambient Lighting to Set the Mood
    Lighting on a dimmer can be adjusted as needed to create the perfect look, every time.

Top 5 Reasons Installing a Fence is a Good Idea

1. Privacy. It can be hard to enjoy dinner on the patio or a dip in your pool if everyone on the street and your neighbors have a clear view of your backyard.  A six-foot-tall privacy fence can help create a peaceful get-away in nearly any neighborhood.

Wood fence and patio table

Wooden privacy fence in a backyard.

2. Containment. A fence can help provide a safe environment for children and pets, keeping them in the yard where you can keep an eye on them and preventing entry from unwanted strangers or animals.


Thanks to this 6 ft tall CertaGrain Vinyl fence in Brazilian Blend color, this family has no worries about their child or dog getting out of their backyard and unwanted people or animals coming in.

3. Security. A good fence can help protect your family – and your possessions – from those who would enter your yard for the wrong reasons. If you have a swimming pool or playground equipment, a fence can prevent trespassers from putting themselves in danger and getting into a lawsuit. It is illegal to have a pool, above ground or otherwise, without having a fence around it.


Pool enclosed with CertaGrain Vinyl in Sierra Blend color.

4. Noise reduction. If your house is near a busy street, you may find yourself screaming to be heard over the traffic noise. A 6-foot-high solid wood or vinyl fence can knock 6 to 10 decibels off traffic and other ambient noise. Bufftech vinyl is among a handful of products that have traditionally been used to reduce sound along mass transit rail lines and highways and it’s the only vinyl material Anchor Fence installs. It’s now available for residential use and reports show noise levels are reduced by 60 percent to 85 percent, depending on fence height, elevations and noise frequencies. CertaGrain varieties are thicker and are a better sound barrier.


Chesterfield CertaGrain in Timber Blend, vinyl fence in CertaGrain are thicker material than normal vinyl fence which creates a better sound barrier.

5. Design element. An attractive, well-constructed fence can add to your home’s overall appeal. A 4 foot-high fence, such as a picket fence, can both define your property boundary and attract the eye through thoughtful landscaping.


Bronze Aluminum Fence with decorative circles.