Home ownership comes with a large number of choices to be made. Whether you have a home with a large or small backyard, enclosing it is something to think about. Depending on zoning regulations in your area, most backyards are allowed fencing. In fact, zoning committee experts in the U.S. estimate that between 80 and 90% of the applications they receive are for privacy fences. But what are the advantages of installing a fence?