There are several ways to design and install a fence to make your outdoor space comfortable and inviting while also meeting the needs of your home. Whether you are looking to increase the curb appeal of your house, or want to improve privacy for your property, consider these five things before building a fence in your yard.
The Purpose of your Fence
Think about why you want a fence in your yard at all. There are a lot of different designs and fencing materials that are conducive to different needs. Do you want to do more outdoor entertaining? You may want a tall, decorative, privacy fence. Do you want to expand your garden in a visually appealing way? You may want to consider lattice or posted fence for vines to grow around. Need some security? A wrought iron fence may be your ideal.
Your Design Aesthetic
Consider the style of your home when choosing a type of fence. For example, if your home is dark with white shutters, a bright orange fence may look out of place in your yard, or it could fit in perfectly with your personality and style. A Victorian house may look better with a traditional wrought iron fence and a Farmhouse style home might pair better with a picket fence. You may not be interested in a decorative fence, and a more utilitarian chain-link fence will be better for you.
Especially if you’d like to grow vines on your fence, pay attention to the climate when choosing your design. If you live in a place where the temperatures get very cold in the winter, you should opt to have your posts grounded deeper into the ground so they don’t split or crack. If you live in a warmer climate year-round, a vinyl fence would be great for you, as they aren’t as susceptible to moisture damage.
Homeowner Association Regulations
Some HOAs have regulations on the height, color, or material your fence can be and some require a construction permit. Make sure you do your homework on your HOA if you have one and get all of the necessary specs and permits before you start fence installation. Don’t waste time and money installing a beautiful new fence only to rip it out because it is too tall.
There is a significant amount of work that goes into installing a fence, and the only way to ensure a well-completed job is by hiring a professional. They can even guide you through the purchasing process, which means you can spend more time enjoying your new fence.
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