Fencing – More Than Just Privacy
Many people put up fences primarily to keep critters and stray pets from getting into the property and to keep curious children away from “attractive hazards”.
Whatever your reasons for wanting to put up a fence, one thing is clear: a properly erected fencing not only adds value to your property, it also improves the “curb appeal”.
Whether you intend to put up a minimalist protective wire fence or a thick privacy fence, when you do it right, you will greatly improve the aesthetic value of the property.
Fencing – Position and size of the fence is important
A nice fence adds decorative benefits such as improving the appearance of less attractive elements (such as dumpsters or utility meters) and the property in general. If some part of your property has a less-than-desirable appearance, fencing can not only hide that area but also keep it from becoming a collection point for storage.
Before you hire someone to erect the fence, you should weigh your options as far as aesthetic vs purpose and decide on the right size and position of the fence.
If the fence is properly placed and built with quality materials, it can have a very positive impact on the appearance of your property. For example, a six foot white PVC fence can keep unauthorized people away from the dumpster, and hide the unappealing aspects of the trash bin.
Fencing – A fence is mostly about beauty within
Privacy aside, the utility is another concern that should shape your decision to install fencing on your property.
If you’re using fencing to hide a trash area, you’ll need to allow room for the access door to swing or slide for the pickup service. You’ll also need to plan space for access to the trash bins or dumpsters for clean up or the possible increase in size for the future.
Fencing – Choosing the right type of fence
There are many types of fences, usually presented beautifully in a catalog. Your decision on the type of fence you install should be based on the purpose of the fence, your budget, frequency of use, and the material you want to use.
Wood is the most popular material but it usually requires the most maintenance. You could go with PVC or steel but these materials are more expensive. Concrete is the most durable but if your primary objective is to improve the aesthetic values of your property, it’s hard to beautify concrete without adding additional materials to hide the concrete.
It is best to install a fence on your property to protect and beautify, but you can only achieve this with proper planning and expert installation.
This is why we recommend that you consult a property maintenance professional prior to the project and hire a professional contractor for the installation.
In the long run save you money, effort, and the disappointment that arises out of poor workmanship. We’ll be glad to talk with you, we’re property maintenance professionals with three generations of experience. Give us a call at 732-886-1940. We’ll be glad to talk with you and help you choose the right fencing.