Fence installation can be a boon to any property. While some may worry that it may seem like they want nothing to do with their neighbors, in reality, it can provide for structure and balance, as well as be adding an attractive feature. It is also true that pet ownership is on the rise and that means that more people who are shopping for houses are looking for fenced yards.
There are any number of reasons why one might wish to engage in fence installation. Security, privacy, boundary delineation, keeping pets in – or out – and visual appeal are among the top ones, but there are more and usually, they come in combination with one another. When there is more than one reason, it is important to be aware which holds top position, as the rationale behind getting a fence will have an impact on the type and style.
If the fence is meant to be a purely decorative boundary – an accent around the edges of the property as it were, like a wallpaper border – then the materials of which is it made can be wide open. The traditional picket fence, for example, has very going for it in the way of privacy or security, but is certainly quite attractive, whereas a chain link fence can provide reasonable security and keep a dog in, but will do very little in the way of providing privacy. For privacy, security and the aforementioned dog, a wooden fence with no spaces and as high as local regulations and structural integrity allow is the best choice. If keeping a dog in is the only concern, the installation of an invisible fence is also an option.
The next step is choosing a fence installer. Running an internet search for a fence installer should bring up a number of reliable, local installers who are able to point to previous work as an example of their skills. They should also be willing to guarantee their work within certain agreed-upon parameters.
The final option when it comes to fence installation is the DIY – do-it-yourself – method. This has the benefit of being cost-effective and, depending on the materials one has decided on, should not be overly complex. However, it can still be time-consuming and is definitely labor-intensive and therefore should not be undertaken lightly.
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