There are many reasons why a homeowner should think about putting up a fence on their property. Fences come in all sorts of materials, and offer a home owner many benefits from having one installed. Fences for one thing provide the homeowner with privacy, especially if you want to have some friends or family members over for a backyard barbecue during the summer.
A fence in the front garden can help to accentuate that lovely garden and helps to keep the neighborhood dogs from littering your lawn and garden with their waste material. A fence in the front yard will also bring up the property value of your home. Fences, as mentioned come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Having a back yard fence offers you some privacy, where you can go out the back and sit after the sun goes down without anyone looking in at you.
Another great thing about having a fence installed is the fact that it will stop some of the neighborhood children from kicking the soccer ball into your flower bed. The choice of fencing is of course, depending on your likes and dislikes. A fence can also provide you with security. It will help to keep strangers off of your property, and if you should happen to have a backyard pool, there are state regulations that require you to have a fence installed for the safety of your family as well as strangers.
Another thing that homeowners should think about is the fact that your home insurance might be reduced, if you happen to have fencing that surrounds your property. Transforming your outdoor living space might seem to be a little daunting. However, most people hire a team of professional fence installers that know exactly what they are doing. They can advise you on what type of fence is best suited to your needs and quickly install it.
Fencing material can consist of pressure treated wood, chain link, vinyl fencing, wood fencing, aluminum fencing, and wrought iron. No matter what type of fencing material that you choose, these materials can withstand everything that Mother Nature has to offer them, if they are maintained properly.
Fences can be used as a privacy fence, a picket fence, split rail fences, and even post and rail fences. Privacy fences are usually used to provide a sense of security for the homeowner. They help to keep people off of the property, and help to somewhat protect it from the elements. These types of fences are usually higher than the other types of fences and are usually 8 to 10 feet high.
A picket fence is usually found in the front yard of a home. These picket fences usually border a small area of grass and/or a flower bed. The pickets of the fence are usually spaced 1 ½ inches apart. Picket fences are much shorter than privacy fences and usually range from 3-5 feet.
Split rail fences are known as farm fences. This style of fence usually have two or three rails. These fences could be left open or enhanced with chicken or barbed wire to keep animals in or out of the enclosed area.
Post and rail fences are quite similar to the split rail fence. However, slats of wood are used in between the fence posts and if you have seen fences that are commonly found on farms, then you know what they are.
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