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A Homeowner’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Fence

Adding a fence to your home can improve the privacy of your yard, enhance the look of your property, and even raise the resale value of your home. However, choosing the right fence involves a great deal of planning. Read this guide to learn how to choose the right fence for your home and where to go for your fence installation needs. New Home 122

Think About How Much Privacy You Want

If you want to keep your backyard private and secure, build a tall fence with wide pickets and little to no spacing. This is a great option if you have pets that you want to keep in the backyard, or other animals that you want to keep out. If you want to have a better view out of your yard, opt for a shorter fence, or a fence with a smaller picket width and wider spacing, such as a lattice panel design.

Consider Different Materials

The fence material you choose will have a substantial effect on the cost of the fence and the level of maintenance required. Chain link, vinyl, aluminum, and wood-like composite are very low maintenance fence materials. Wrought iron and wood fences look fantastic, but they require more cleaning, sealing, and re-painting.

Compare Styles

If you have a Colonial, Victorian, or Georgian style home, a picket fence will complete the look of your home. Metal fences, on the other hand, will complement your home if you have a Mediterranean, Spanish, or Brownstone design. Consult your fence company to get a professional opinion on fence style.

Perform Property Research

Some communities have ordinances regarding the height and placement of fences. Know exactly where your property line is so that you don’t misplace your fence, and be sure to know where underground utilities lie so that they aren’t disturbed during installation.

For quality fence installation in the Chicagoland area, contact Fence Connection, Inc. today. Since 1992, our fence company has built thousands of fences for homes and businesses. Browse our gallery online, and call us at (847) 388-0321 if you have any questions.

Last Updated on February 18, 2014 by M D

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