Thursday, April 21, 2016

3 Tips in Choosing the Right Fence for Your Yard

Fence installation is a lucrative investment, as it adds curb appeal and value to the property. The average fence is four to eight feet tall, but you can have a fence customized to fit your needs. An expert fencing contractor will give you a cost estimate based on the style, size, and height that you choose. You can choose from a variety of designs and styles including chain link, vinyl, a wood picket fence, aluminum, and farm or ranch style. Here are three tips when choosing the right fence for your yard.

1. Decide the Primary Function for Your Fence Whether you're getting a fence for the first time or to replace an older one, it will add privacy to your home. A wood fence about six to eight feet tall is great to keep children safe. It also keeps pets, plants, and gardens contained.
If privacy isn't a huge issue, it is recommended to have the chain link, vinyl, or picket fence installed. For an increase in design and protection, try the picket fence. Keep in mind of any plants or flowers that grow on the side of the fence because some flowers grow in between chain link fences.
 
2. Measure the Size in Feet You can work with your fencing contractor to measure the linear feet for your fencing project. An expert will get the right measurements in order to have enough building materials for your front or backyard.
We have a great tool on our website that lets you get a quote based on the linear feet of your project.

3. Consider the Cost of Fence Installation The cost of installing a fence varies depending on the size
and style you want. There are also maintenance costs to take into consideration. For example, a wood fence requires painting or staining every so often. A professional will explain the different prices based on the style, height, and the linear feet you need.

Let us help you choose the right fence for your yard. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a free estimate.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Privacy Fences vs Open Fences

As Robert Frost wrote, "Good fences make good neighbors." How to apply that quote is anyone's guess. Just as people set boundaries for a variety of purposes, so too do our literal fences serve to establish a particular set of boundaries. Thus, one must look at his or her circumstances before determining whether to build a privacy fence or an open fence.

What a View 

Clearly, privacy fences stop neighbors and onlookers for snooping into your backyard, but they can also prevent you from looking out. If you live in a home with a view, you may want to consider an open fence such as aluminum or chain link, unless your house happens to stand higher than your fencing.

Who Should View 

Who are your neighbors? Is there a reason you would want to block out the view? Do your neighbors have an annoying dog (or several annoying dogs)? Privacy fences may help stop them from barking every time you go outside. Or conversely, if you're the one with a dog, a privacy fence can work the other way. No reason to bother your neighbor.

Where's the View 

At times, a property's location is not ideal, and your need for a privacy fence may have nothing to do with your neighbors. Does your backyard border a busy street or walkway? Privacy fences are a simple block against gawking strangers. Plus, a beautifully constructed privacy fence can create an oasis in the rough. Not only do they block out that unsightly hustle and bustle, they can muffle some of the humdrum clamors.

Whether you go privacy or open, fences are great way to add value and character to your property.Contact us today to learn more about your fencing options!