4 Things to Consider Before Making Your Fencing Purchase

4 Things to Consider Before Making Your Fencing Purchase

4 Things to Consider Before Making Your Fencing Purchase

The following is a good article about fencing for your landscape project from our friends at Tru-link Fence.

The right residential fence can offer great curb appeal, but there are a few things you need to think about before deciding what type of fence is the best fit for your property:

1. How will the fence blend with its surroundings?

First and foremost, you want a fence that will look great with your home and yard. An ornamental fence can add a look of stateliness and refinement to your property, while a wood fence offers a natural look and a beautiful accent to lush greenery. Vinyl fences are low maintenance and come in a variety of styles.

2. What type of security do you desire?

While fences can be beautiful in addition to a residential property, they can also add security. The level of security a fence provides depends on the type. Many vinyl and wood fences provide security and block the sightline between the street and your property. An aluminum or ornamental fence can provide just as much security, but your property will still be visible from the street.

3. Which products provide appropriate strength and durability?

Wood fences, while sturdy, require maintenance. Chain link and ornamental fences are very strong and will prove very durable, even after the most severe Chicago snow storm. For a fence that can brave the elements season after season, vinyl is a perfect, affordable option.

4. What are the local laws and restrictions?

Before beginning your fencing project, it is often necessary to locate the appropriate neighborhood home owner association (HOA) guidelines. If your neighborhood has no HOA, then city laws will apply. Also, it is very important to know precisely where property lines are placed to avoid a costly fence repositioning.