There’s a certain elegance that comes with having a fence surrounding your home. But this charm can be easily lost if you don’t have the right type of fence. The process of choosing the right fence can be exhausting especially when there are so many different options to choose from, whether you are putting up a new fence or changing an old one. Not to mention potential land requirements that you would need to figure out. That’s not a stopping point though as boundary surveys are pretty easy to figure out so you can get started on your fence right away. Here are a few tips to help choose the most adequate fence for your home.
Why do you want to put up a fence?
Before building a fence, ask yourself why you want to build it. Is it for beauty? Security? Or do you simply need some privacy? These questions help to narrow down your options to just a few that are important and fit the purpose of building the fence.
Consider Your Privacy and Security
Fencing your home gives you a bit of privacy. This is especially important if you have a swimming pool or have children. Deciding whether you want partial or complete privacy helps you choose the proper type of fence to put up. Sturdy and high fences as tall as 10 feet may offer complete privacy, but may also alienate you from the neighborhood. However, if you fear that the neighborhood is not safe enough, then such fences are the best option for you.
Beauty and Charm
Short, open fences such as picket fences are perfect when you want to add that little flavor to your home. This type of fence is perfect for homes with gardens and adds charm to the beauty already provided by the greenery within. Picket fences are aesthetically satisfying.
But bear in mind that picket fences do not go well with houses that have heavy architectural designs. Cottage-style houses and bungalow are more suitable for this type of fence.
Longevity and Durability
If you want a fence that is both long-lasting and durable, you may have to put in more work. Rendering fences may serve that purpose. A rendered brick wall apart from providing a smooth finish also protects your fence from cracking by repelling water so that it rolls off rather than absorbs. This in turns keeps your fence intact for a very long time.
Perhaps one of the first things to consider before putting up a fence is how much money you are willing to spend. While fences may not necessarily cost you much, depending on the type of fence you are putting up and the purpose, you may need to spend more than you may have previously budgeted.
It’s okay to take a bit of time before building a fence. Choosing the right fence takes a lot of planning and there are so many things to consider before making a choice. Before building a fence be sure to apply for a permit if necessary, get a land survey to map out where your property line is and ensure that there are no underground utility lines