When it comes to increasing the privacy, security, and value of your home, cedar wood privacy fencing will transform your property in ways you have to see to believe. Not only does it secure the perimeter of your back yard, it also acts as a privacy and wind screen for your property. These types of fences can be built to heights as high as 8 feet tall, and come in a variety of patterns, from a shadowbox with dog-eared boards to an arched or scalloped look.