One positive that comes from adding a fence to your property is noise reduction. Living on or near a busy street can be difficult for conversations, not to mention sleep. Did you know that an 8 foot fence can reduce noise levels by 6 to 10 decibels? There are even special fences known as acoustifences, that are used along highways and transit lines to reduce sound. These fences can now be found for residential use and have been proven to reduce noise by 60 to 85 percent! So whether you invest in an acoustifence or a normal privacy fence, your ears can rest assured the noise level will go down.