Homeowners have various fencing options to choose from and many things to consider before building a fence. Make sure the fence you pick meets the needs of your home: Is your goal is to keep kids and pets contained, increase privacy or simply boost property value by giving the yard a nice look? You must also take maintenance and cost into account, investigate neighborhood restrictions and make sure you hire the right fencing contractor to install it.
Privacy is one of the most common reasons for installing a fence. If you have an open or especially large yard, it can be hard to enjoy it when everyone on the street has a clear view to the back of your house. Standing six feet tall, the typical wood fence can carve out a peaceful, private sanctuary in any neighborhood. For best results, select a solid style fence with no spaces between the boards for complete privacy.
Unfortunately, some homeowners inherit fences that may not have been correctly installed or protected against inclement weather. Cracking or rotting wood fence boards can signal a fence at the end of its usefulness, and nobody wants crooked nails or jagged splinters where children or pets could get hurt. Old fence boards or posts experiencing this level of wear should be replaced as soon as possible, but if it’s just too late, ripping out an old fence and installing a new one is the best way to restore your yard to its full glory.