Fences are great as they can add so much to your home. Where they don’t add much in the dollar value, they make up for the peace of mind that they bring, the security, and the privacy. Residential Fences are a big decision and they can be quite expensive. That is why it is so important to make sure that you know what it is you want from your fence and that you go with a good fence company that isn’t going to take advantage of you. My hope is that this article will somehow make it easier for you to get your fence installation.
The best fence for your property depends solely upon you. What is best for your property is what you feel is best for it. For example if you are aiming for high security around your home Then chances are you are going to want to go for a fence that provides the highest amount of security and protection. My choice for that would be a wrought iron or aluminum fence as these fences are great at providing security. They are costly, but if you are really looking to add some extra security to your property this fence type is the way to go.
If you are looking to add some privacy to your home, going with a wood or vinyl fence is definitely the way to go because this fence type is great at providing just that. That is why they make fences called privacy fences with these two fence types. They can be made quite tall, therefore providing you with the privacy that you need and want. These fence types are not very expensive and therefore can make a great fence type if you just want a simple yet effective fence for your property. Privacy is important, so why not get yourself a fence to help out with that.
I wouldn’t suggest getting a chain-link fence for your property as these fence types do not provide much of anything but danger and a lowering of your property value. If you have a big commercial property, then a chain link fence can be useful, but if you have a home, adding a chain-link fence will only lower the value of the property in the end. Adding a fence to your property is great but it is a serious decision, so make sure that you do some research and some thinking before you jump into a fence installation.
How Much Does It Cost To Install A Fence For Your Property?
You are going to have to spend about $5,000 on average, but that can be a lot more or a lot less depending. Of course your fence material is what is going to cost you the most, then how much of it you need. If you are getting a wood fence for your backyard, it most definitely won’t cost you as much as it would cost to get a wrought iron fence installed in your backyard. The Fence Installation company you go with will also determine the price. If you, sadly, end up with a bad fence company that likes to take advantage of its customers, then you can expect to pay a nice amount of money. Not because of a good job, but because they most likely did a bad one and now you’re going to have to get that fence removed and a new one installed.
The DIY route is one I only suggest you go on if you have experience installing fences and you know what you are doing. Yes, going DIY can save you money, but only if you know how to install a fence. Otherwise you are going to end up spending more on fixing all of the mistakes you might have made.
Wood VS Vinyl: Which Is Better?
Wood and vinyl provide just about the same thing for most people. A good fence that can give them some much needed privacy, or a good fence that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, but does the job a fence should do. What are the differences though and why do some people prefer one over the other. Well, wood is great because it can be customized and it is cheaper upfront than vinyl is. The problem though, for a lot of people, is that wood requires quite a bit of maintenance and not everyone feels like doing that. Vinyl isn’t the best looking to some people and it’s plastic like texture and look aren’t always a fan favorite. However, the small amount of maintenance it requires as well as the fact that it cost less than wood in the long run is a seller for a lot of people. Not to mention, vinyl can be made into pretty much any style that wood can.
Can Fences Add Value To Your Property?
That depends on your definition of value. Of course, when most people think of value, they think of money. I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s what you were thinking as well. Value is usually equated with money, but I’m going to have to burst your bubble. Unless you were planning on selling the home as soon as the fence was installed, it is going to cost all of your value on keeping that fence in good enough shape to get you any value! As you can see it’s a lot.
So what type of value do fences provide? Well, they can give you the value of security, privacy, safety, etc. If you have a yard that often gets visited by those fuzzy creatures we know as bears, having a tall enough wrought iron fence can certainly deter them. If you have children that like to play in the backyard, having a wood or vinyl privacy fence is great for having a safe space for them to play. As you can see, what fences don’t give in money, they give in peace of mind.