Are you ready to give your home a facelift? A new fence is a great way to add some personality to your home, while also providing privacy and security to your yard. However, with all the fencing options to choose from, which one is the best one? Here are some things to consider as you look at different fencing options.
Tip # 1 – Know Your Neighborhood
One of the first things you need to do is select a fence that will match your home and will blend in well with the neighborhood. Some neighborhoods have strict requirements on the type of fence you can use, so you will need to check with your HOA prior to installing a fence. Ask yourself what is the purpose of the fence. Homeowners normally opt for privacy, visual appeal, safety, and security of pets and children. Fences do a long way to improve the property value of a home, and it’s a key landscaping feature to bring your home visual appeal. Certain types of fencing may not be able to provide the type of privacy you need while others may not have enough privacy. We have several styles to consider if you are seeking a privacy fence.
Tip # 2 – What Are Your Needs?
Some of the things we typically like to discuss have to deal with animals and children. If you have animals, you need to make sure you are choosing a fence that they cannot jump over or dig under. List out a few of your concerns related to your children and pets and we can help you select a fence that is ideal for your situation.
Tip # 3 – Can You Maintain a Fence?
As you go through your list of needs for a fence, you need to take a minute to think about what you are capable of doing. If you cannot maintain a fence properly, you need to consider one that does not have as many maintenance requirements. Wood fences will always require some upkeep compared to alternative fences including ornamental aluminum fencing as you do not have to sand and stain it like you do with a wood fence.
Tip # 4 – Who Will Install the Fence?
Some homeowners try to install their own fences, which can work for many people, but we highly recommend hiring a professional trained in fence installation to install your fence. The posts of the fences need to reach a certain depth to ensure it will be strong enough to hold the fence in place during large snowstorms and windstorms we often experience in Utah. There are certain permits you may need through your county to install a fence. If you need help with understanding all the fencing requirements, give Bronco Fence a call today.