How to Choose the Right Fence for Your Home
The right fence can turn a nice-looking house into a knockout. But with so many options, how do you choose one? There are four basic styles of fencing. Each style of fencing has many variations, giving you hundreds of options. So, here are a few tips to get you started down the right path:
1. Define why you want a fence.
Homeowners install fences for a variety of reasons. Are you looking for privacy, visual appeal, or the safety of pets and kids? Do you have a pool and are looking for security? Ask yourself why you need a fence and let the answer guide your decision. Vinyl fences are often better for privacy, however an iron fence may be best to keep kids or pets in a yard and enhance the look of your home.
2. Consider maintenance
How much time do you want to spend maintaining your fence? Wood fences require the most maintenance because of the painting and staining required. Aluminum or vinyl fencing requires little to no maintenance. Another consideration is potential replacements if part of the fence gets damaged. Wood fences are often easier to replace parts than any other fencing types.
3. Pick the right fence contractor
You can try fencing a yard on your own, but the process requires specialized tools, leveling and hard labor. Also take into consideration the size of the area to be fenced. You need to be aware of property lines, building codes, and underground utility lines. If installing on your own is not an option, make sure to work with a fence contractor who is aware of all the specifics. And, do your homework on any company before hiring it to do the work.
At Fence Dynamics located in Orlando and southwest Florida, we are committed to your vision for a fencing project, and we do our best to deliver a finished product that has lasting value and satisfaction. Check out all of the different fencing styles we offer, and then contact us to get started on building a great addition to your home.