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Factors to Consider When Shopping for a New Fence

A new fence installation is exciting for any homeowner, providing increased privacy, property value, and aesthetic appeal. However, there are a few considerations you’ll need to take into account before you can get ready to enjoy a brand-new fence.

Reasons for Getting a Fence

If you’re after a “good neighbor” fence—a smaller, often waist-height fence intended mostly for appearances—you may want to consider synthetic materials like vinyl. A short wooden fence is also a great choice for homeowners who enjoy the classic appearance that natural wood offers. However, for security, you can’t beat an iron or aluminum fence. Coated aluminum has the added bonus of being corrosion-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about rust ruining your new fence installation.

Level of Maintenance Required

Maintenance is another factor to consider. Wooden fences provide excellent privacy and a beautiful appearance, though they do require more annual care than other types of fencing. Vinyl fencing involves virtually no maintenance, making it an ideal choice for busy homeowners who want to enjoy the benefits of a fence without having to work to keep it in good shape.

The Lay of the Land

Before you proceed on installing your new fence, you’ll want to reference the local building codes. You may also want to check with your homeowner’s association and your neighbors to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. It can be beneficial to get a survey of your land to find your property lines so that your new fence installation goes off without a hitch.

Fence Connection, Inc. carries a full selection of iron, aluminum, wood, and vinyl fencing in a variety of styles. Visit us online to explore our inventory, or contact us at (847) 286-1562 to learn more about our services.

Last Updated on March 15, 2012 by M D

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