Enhance With Fencing!
Trying to keep your kids or pets contained while playing outdoors? Need to increase your privacy while gathering in your backyard? Do you want to increase the value of your home?
Before Fencing Your Yard
Depending on the size and type, a fence can cost on average between $2,600 and $8,000. Choosing correctly the first time can save you time and money. Think about the following before choosing:
- Choose the best fence for your needs. Decide on why you need a fence prior to choosing a style. Is it for privacy, visual appeal, or for the safety of your children and pets? When done well, fences are a key landscaping feature that increase your property value.
- Consider the maintenance of your fence. How much time do you want to spend maintaining your fence? Decide this prior to purchasing. Wooden fencing requires the most maintenance due to the painting or staining required every couple of years, but can really boost property value for its visual appeal. Aluminum and vinyl fencing
requirethe least amount of maintenance, but are harder to blend repairs should a storm take out a section.
- Check with your home owner’s association first. There may be guidelines that you need to follow before fencing your property. Check with your home owner’s association to discover if there are standards for materials and height before purchasing.
- Decide to install yourself or have it professionally completed. Installation of your new fence may require special tools. Is this a task you want to complete yourself or hire someone who knows fencing installation? And don’t forget to check into the need for building permits with your local planning and zoning departments prior to starting.