Having a yard without a fence is like having a window without drapes, and if you don’t have drapes on your windows, you should certainly consider installing a privacy fence.
Most new construction neighborhoods are built with uniform lots and a young tree or two planted. Do you wait 20 years for the tree to grow large enough to create some separation between you and your neighbors?
The most common reason to have a privacy fence installed is to give kids and pets a secure place to play. Not only does a fence keep them from running out into the street, it also keeps other people and animals from crossing into your yard.
Even if you don’t have kids or pets, installing a privacy fence can improve the quality of your life and home.
There are a number of fence designs that will add to the resale value of your home. A wood fence, vinyl fencing and even a white picket fence create an attractive border along your property that also reduces cross winds and helps to protect your landscaping.
There are several types of fences that will shield your curious neighbor’s eyes from peering into your yard. A privacy fence will also buffer noise between your yard and theirs. With a customized privacy fence, you get a commonly accepted wall between you and the too-close-for-comfort neighbor, so you can both enjoy the some privacy in the outdoors.
Not only do you want to keep the animals you claim as your own contained, you also want to protect your family from other critters invading your yard. Deer, raccoon, rabbits and the roaming neighborhood dog or cat may look cute, but they can destroy your lawn, landscaping and property. If your property is open season for their exploration, chances are they will come back again and again.
Beyond the general safety considerations of every day life, building a fence can have specific purpose to safeguard a feature of the property. Building a fence around a pool is nearly a necessity to prevent wandering creatures and children from being drawn to the water. Installing a chain link fence or a wrought iron fence around a garden area is also common.
Common crimes of theft and trespassing are often random acts sparked by opportunity. It’s best to observe the idiom, out of sight, out of mind. With your personal items safely secured a fence it is less likely that a stranger will cross your property line.
Installing a fence is an asset for your property and the well-being of your family. With the variety of fence designs and labor involved in fence installation, it is worth investing in a quality product that will be low maintenance and long lasting.