When designing and installing a new fence around your property, there are a number of factors to consider before deciding on the best fit. Beyond simple cosmetics like color and style, homeowners must analyze their yard’s needs based on the height, neighborhood, pet situation, and the desired privacy level of their home in order to choose the best material for their new fence. Overlooking these details may lead to regret, as fences are usually installed with the intention of lasting for the next decade or longer. Here are some deciding factors that you should consider when installing your new fence to make the most of your new investment.
Thin Aluminum Fence: Ideal For Decoration & Showing Off Your Lawn
If you spend a lot of money to maintain and accentuate your beautiful yard with custom shrubs and flower beds, you don’t need a giant fence blocking the view of your hard earned dream landscape. You’d be most content with a shorter fence with spaced out bars, such as a waist-high to sternum-high black aluminum fence. It is a great compromise between securing your home from animals and intruders without sacrificing aesthetics. They’re also great for houses of all sizes ranging from multi-story colonial homes to one-floor ranches without making your home look small. With a variety of colors and styles available, a mid-height aluminum fence would be the best fit for you.
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Wood & Vinyl Fence: Ideal For Tasteful Privacy For Your Home
When security and privacy becomes more of a priority than displaying your rose bushes, you can still maintain a clean or classical aesthetic with taller fences. A sturdy vinyl or wooden fence can last for decades with minimal maintenance and keeps your family matters private. These tall fences are best for multi-floor homes to lead the eye upward and complement the height, where they may actually make ranch homes look smaller and less impressive. No matter if you’re going for a modern, classical, or even nautical aesthetic, wooden fences come in all styles and stain finishes to achieve your desired look and vinyl fences remain among the most versatile and maintenance-free fencing options available. If privacy is your main concern for your home, you can make up for the lost transparency with style and elegance by choosing a classic high wooden or vinyl fence.
Mid Level Chain Link Fence: Ideal For Keeping Pets In & Animals Out
Chain link fences represent a happy medium between the previous options, offering security for your property while still providing an open feel and allowing your landscaping to shine through. Chain link fences are one of the best options for pet owners as well, since some styles of chain link can extend into the ground beneath the surface to offer more fortified security and containment efforts for larger dogs that try to dig under wooden or vinyl fences. These are also ideal for more wooded rural areas that could include threats such as coyotes or foxes. These fences are not just about utility though, as you could go in a variety of color finishes from rich black to shining stainless steel. If you want security and peace of mind without your home looking like a fortress, a sternum-level chain link fence could be a great option for you.
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Geary Fence is a family-owned and operated full-service fence contractor specializing in residential and commercial fencing. Please feel free to contact us via email or phone, and we will gladly answer any questions you have or provide any information that you need including a free estimate!