Looking for a little more privacy in your yard? Wishing for some added peace of mind when your children and pets are playing outside? Maybe you just want to add something new to the beauty of your landscape. Ornamental fencing for your residence can fill all of these needs and more. Beautiful fencing options can add beauty to your home while also increasing security and privacy. It is important to ensure that you choose the perfect fence for your home–here are a few tips to keep in mind when narrowing down your options:
1. Assess your needs. What are your primary reasons for building a new fence? Do you have neighbors very close and wish to increase your privacy while out in your yard? Do you have pets who tend to wander when outside? Are you simply trying to add style and beauty to your landscape? Understanding your primary need for fencing ensures that you find a fence you will be happy with for years to come.
2. Understand maintenance requirements. Consider how much maintenance you are willing to put into your fence. You might love the look of a wooden picket fence, but don’t want the hassle of painting or staining every few years. Aluminum and vinyl fencing require less maintenance, but can be harder to replace if damaged. While wood is always available and easily matched to your fence with paint, pieces of specific types of aluminum or vinyl may be more difficult to obtain. Consider the weather in your area, and the normal wear-and-tear your fence will endure to decide on the proper material. You can also mix different types of fences around your property–an ornamental picket fence in your front yard, and a larger privacy fence in your back yard.
3. Do your homework. If you live in a neighborhood governed by a homeowner’s association, be sure to obtain the regulations regarding acceptable height and material before beginning your fencing project. When searching for a contractor, be sure to check references and license status. Also obtain a plat map from your local planning and zoning department, as this is helpful for your contractor.
Adding a fence to your home can add security while also enhancing your landscape and adding to your property value. Please feel free to contact us to learn more about choosing the perfect fence for your home.