It is vital to choose the right type of fence for your property. A fence is a significant investment but will repay you with many years of faithful service. It can be hard to decide which fence you need or even want, with all of today's options. We at Fence Armor can help you.
It is important to take the time to research and think of the future when purchasing a fence. It is not something you are going to change frequently. With some sound advice and a bit of thought, you can easily pick the right type of fence.
Let's take a look at some key points to think about before purchasing a fence.
Research, Research, Research
Finding the right type of fence for your home can be exciting and stressful, all at the same time. It is easy to rush into a decision, which you may soon regret. What is vital is to do your research, research, research. You want to make sure you are thorough and choose a fence that is best for your property.
Think about the purpose of your fence. Is it for privacy? There are many styles and types of privacy fence which only add to your home. Is the fence to keep your children and pets safe? Security must be the number one purpose of any type of fence. Do you want to add curb appeal to your home? The right fence will add value to the house. Any buyer will be happy to see a secure, quality fence when they first view the property.
You need to know exactly which type of fence will suit your needs.
Something that you may find helpful is speaking to your local HomeOwners Association. They will know which fence you can install and which are the ones to avoid. Laws and regulations differ from district to district.
Do not invest until you are sure of the type of fence allowed in your area.
Maintenance in Mind with the Type of Fence
All fences require different maintenance.
Wood fences need more maintenance, whereas vinyl fences do not require a lot of care. A wood fence will need staining and sealing, and maybe annually in the early years. The beauty of the grain, though, may outweigh the time you give to fence maintenance.
Remember, too, that the fence will be there for at least the next 20 years. Take a bit of time to calculate how much maintenance you can handle before making any decision on the fence.
Also, take a look at the fences surrounding your property. They can give you a good gauge on maintenance and styles. Talk to your neighbors and find out how much time they spend and what they think about the type of fence on their property.
Protecting Your Type of Fence
There are protections you can add when installing the fence. Fence Armor® post sleeves protect the posts at the ground level, where rot, mildew, and termites can do plenty of damage. They are easy to install and will save you a lot of trouble in the future.
Fence Armor® Post Protectors are of galvanized American steel and save the posts from the grass trimmer. The trimmer's nicks and cuts can weaken the base and leave it vulnerable to attack from moisture and changes in the weather.
When purchasing your type of fence, make sure you choose to protect it too.
It's a Climate State of Mind
All fences react differently to the climate of the local area. For instance, metal fences rust in wet environments, and wood can shrink in the cold or swell in humidity. A vinyl fence may not do well in hot weather or areas of high wind and winter storms.
Finding the right fence for your local climate will benefit you over the years of its service. Think about the future before purchasing a fence.
Ask your neighbors about the local climate. They can tell you how well their fences withstand the different seasons and of any dangers to avoid.
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At Fence Armor® we know a lot about fencing. We hope this post will make your decision easier when purchasing a fence for your home. With the right type of fence, you can enjoy the beauty and benefits of it for many years. Fence maintenance and protection should always be a priority.
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