Fences are both functional and can add aesthetic beauty to your home. Fences obviously started out as a way to keep unwanted visitors and items out of yards and to keep protected items inside, but these days fences can be purely for looks. With so many varieties to choose from installing a new fence at your home can be take quite a few decisions.
As stated before some fences are designed to actually protect a desired area and some are strictly for decoration. Be sure you decide exactly what you're looking for in a fence before you start look at styles. If you what a full fence which gives you some privacy consider stockade, convex solid, concave solid, dog eared solid and shadowbox style fences. If you're just looking to add some flavor around your house you're going to want to consider styles like cedar split rail, lap rail, spaced French and spaced dog ear. An experienced fencing contractor can show you examples of all of these so you can decide on exactly which style will match your home.
Whether or not your fence is functional or not, you're going to need to easily navigate through it. Be sure to plan on adding a gate or two for easy accessibility. Sometimes a simple walk through gate placed on a fairly level section of the fence is a simple solution. But maybe you need much larger access to your yard or the back door of your home. In this case a double swinging gate will allow you to drive vehicles in or out of your fenced off area.
Installing fencing around your home can also add a good amount of privacy. Obviously this will depend on the style and height of your new fence, but the right fence can been unwanted eyes and visitors off of your property. Six foot fences are typically high enough to provide your ground floor with private views and will keep you feeling safe and comfortable in your home. Security gates can also be installed which will help you decide who comes into or out of your fenced off area. These can be installed with video monitors, password keypads and even motion and pressure sensors. If privacy is an issue for you, a new fence is the perfect solution.
In a few cases adding a fence to your home can be a do it yourself (DIY) project, but you're generally best off letting a local expert do the work for you. These skilled, licensed and insured fencing contractors will guide you through the entire design and build process. Fencing contractors are experienced with installing completely level fences, digging proper holes for the fences support and help you decide on the right fencing material, style and hardware.
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