Does building a fence add value to your home?
When it comes to home renovations, you ultimately choose updates that make you happy and add value to the property. Some choices, like paint colors and light fixtures, alter the cosmetic appeal of the home, but don’t really impact the value of the home.
Permanent structures, such as a fence, will have a strong impact on the look and the value of your home. Customized fencing solutions add curb appeal and practical value to your home.
Choosing a fence is part personality and part purpose. It’s important to consider the types of fences featured on neighboring houses. If you live in a neighborhood or subdivision, check into the covenant’s regulations about the height, material and distance from the property line for the fence.
If you have pets or kids, the fence design is important for security and safety. A wrought iron fence or white picket fence along the front and side property lines creates an attractive barrier so they don’t run out into the street.
A customized privacy fence with a scalloped top can create privacy and security without feeling boxed in. You can add brick pillars or cap-and-trim to a wood fence for a finished, regal appearance. Wood fencing built with eastern cedar or yellow pine will have a long-lasting, natural look if stained and sealed properly.
You may want to consider low-maintenance vinyl so there is no need to stain and seal a wooden fence.
When you build a privacy fence that complements your home, the impact is apparent and will elevate your property’s value.