Choosing the Right Fence for Your Home

Fences serve different purposes for each individual situation. They help mark boundary lines between our properties and our neighbors. Your home might need one to keep your livestock in and wild animals in or out, improve appearance of your yard, heighten privacy, outline the boundaries of your property, or increase security. They also protect children as they play in the yard. Knowing the purpose of your fence is of high importance and will help you determine which material, height and construction is suitable for your lifestyle and needs.

Benefits of Having a Fence

Improves overall privacy and security: Having a fence can minimize the likelihood of a break-in from occurring.
Acts as a barrier: Above keeping your children safe and keeping your pets from running away, fences can help prevent wild animals from entering your property.
Will add value: Having a fence can add to the value of your property, especially if you choose a suitable option that is sturdy, safe and makes your overall landscape more noticeable.

Types of Fencing Material

It is important to keep your budget in mind when deciding what kind of fence to install on your property. Depending on the type of material used, installation costs will vary. Comparing the cost per foot of materials you are considering is important when coming to a final fencing decision. If two of the fencing materials will provide you the exact same benefits and one varies drastically in price — you might want to pick the more cost effective option.

Zoning Restrictions

Depending on your place of residence, a fence might not be entirely your own. Residential areas tend to have strict restrictions so checking with your local governing officials before hiring a fencing contractor can help save you money, time and the hassle in the long run.

Keep Your Neighbors In Mind

If you have neighbors, add them to the overall discussion. You want your neighbors to be on the same page about the type of fence and the location of the desired fence. Keeping your neighbors up to speed on these two areas will help decrease tension of accidentally building on their property lines and other areas of concern.

Deciding on your new fence does not have to be a stressful decision. Before getting started, you will also want to find the right contractor for the job. Make sure they are licensed and check all of their references. Find all of the material you will need for your fencing project here at Western Fence Co. Contact us today for all of your fencing needs: 1-888-GET-FENCE.