There are many excellent reasons to add a fence to your home or property, from function to aesthetics. Before you decide what type of fence you want to add, you should first consider how you want the fence to enhance your property. Some of the ways that a fence can improve your home include:
Security. One of the main reasons people add a fence to their home is security. A well-built fence can have dual security purposes: it can keep your children and pets safe and protect your home and family by keeping other animals and people out. How important this aspect is to you will help determine what type of fence you choose, as well as the height and materials of the fence. Whether the fence is keeping the little ones away from the pool or keeping the neighbor's dog from roaming your property will influence your choice.
Beauty. A fence can add curb appeal and beauty to your home. Not only can fences be beautiful and aesthetically pleasing, as is the case with the classic white picket fence, they can hide parts of your property that are not as attractive. An artfully designed fence enclosure can add the perfect accent to a home's landscape.
Privacy. A fence can give you privacy from prying eyes of certain neighbors (you know which ones!) and other people that are passing by your home. Not only can this give you the privacy you want when relaxing or entertaining at your home, it can also protect your valuables by keeping them out of sight.
Value. Adding a fence to your property can increase the value of your home by adding curb appeal and functionality. If you plan to sell your home in the next few years, consider the fence that will add the most value when it comes time to put your home on the market.
Taking these factors into consideration, you have a few decisions to make regarding your new fence before you can begin. Once you decide which fence is best for your needs, then it is time decide on a design, create a materials list and build it or have someone else build it for you. Let's get started!