Fence the Facts (Tips For Choosing Your New Fence)
Fences here, fences there, fences pop up everywhere! If you’re thinking about installing a new fence for your home, here are some things to consider:
Fashion, Function, or Both?
Are you looking for decorative fences? Or just something to keep the dog in? Either way, different fence designs and materials will provide you different looks and results. If you’re looking for something to increase privacy and block out neighborhood noise, try looking at tall, wooden fences. If you’re less concerned about intruders, and like to keep up with the latest styles, check out the vintage-inspired wrought iron fences, or maybe even a DIY log fence.
Avoid Installation Irritation
If you’re not so well-versed in the handy crafts, make sure you check out local fence companies to find the right services for you. Though installing a fence can get pricey, there are ways that individual businesses can help you to cut down on these costs, or at least your involvement. Ask about how you can mix materials to find the best combination of elements for your fence; this can also help to cut costs. Many fencing professionals have examples of fences they’ve installed, so you may even be able to get some new ideas from their portfolio.
Be Considerate and Courteous
Make sure you consult your neighbors before beginning your fence project. You could end up blocking certain views/aspects of their property that could get you into hot water later. Also make sure that you aren’t violating any neighborhood building codes, or choosing materials that will weather and wear too quickly. The last thing you want is to find out your new fence is 3 houses down. (Wooden fences are susceptible to major weather like that, so make sure you do your research!)