Installing a New Fence: 4 Factors To Consider

Adding fencing around your home can increase its value and provide you and your family with security and privacy. Children and pets can play safely and valuable property, such as your vehicle, may be safer behind a fence. However, before you decide to invest in fencing installation for your home, there are a few factors you may want to consider first.

1. Material 

Fencing comes in a wide variety of materials, from wood to chain link. While wood fences can be aesthetically pleasing, they may require annual maintenance, such as sealing and painting so the wood does not rot prematurely. If security is your goal, then a high chain-link fence with a locking gate could suit your needs. Your installation technicians may be able to recommend a material based on your desires and budget.

2. Perimeter Size 

The cost of your fence is likely to depend on two factors: size and material. Taking careful measurements of your yard can help give you some idea about the cost of a new fence, especially if you have already chosen a particular style. Your fence installation company can help you with taking measurements and to ensure you do not encroach onto a neighbor’s property or disrupt any existing fencing that does not belong to you.

3. Usage

Some fences are meant to look beautiful while others keep the family dog on the property and provide a measure of privacy. While you might envision a certain type of gate for your house, the material or style may not meet your other desires, such as durability. You may want to discuss how you plan to use your fence with your techs before moving ahead with the project.

4. Local Climate 

Varying temperatures can contribute to wood rot and warping that could ruin your fencing over time. PVC or vinyl fencing may last longer in these weather conditions, especially if you live in an area that sees a lot of rain.

Fencing can protect and beautify your home. While proper planning may make the fencing installation process easier, for best results, consider hiring a professional fence contractor.