The fence installed around your property, home, farm or even school is the first thing that people will see when they visit. You have to install a fence that stands out from the rest. The fence should also be maintenance- free. There are various types of fences in the market including wood, vinyl, chain-link, farm, and aluminum ones.
If you are a realtor and you are looking for clients to sell your home to, you have to impress them with the privacy they will be enjoying once they purchase your property. A poorly chosen fence, such as a chain-link one, offers very little security and privacy to a home; hence, it is not advised for securing a property. Bamboo fences, on the other hand, shouldn’t be used in cold climates as they can quickly rot away. That being said, you need to think critically about the reasons for your need for the installation of a fence, even before the start of budgeting process for the fence. You should first be asking yourself about the kind of property which you own. For instance, if you have a farm and thousands of acres of land, you would require installing a farm fence and not a wooden fence because it would be expensive to maintain such a large fence in the long run.
Privacy is the one of the most important things that everyone takes into account before they purchase a property. Whether you are watching a movie with your significant other or sunbathing, it’s great to know that someone isn’t watching you, because you have installed a fence around your property. A person won’t purchase a property if it has a poorly designed fence because this would mean that the buyer won’t be assured of their privacy, even if the property is unique and is the most exceptional home in the town or city.
Fences, as stated above, accord different levels of security. For instance wooden and vinyl fences would be preferred to chain-link ones. Chain-link fences are see-through and don’t offer any form of privacy, when compared to the other types of fences. If you have pets, (e.g., dogs) wood, vinyl, or electric fences would be preferred to prevent them from unnecessarily barking at the neighbors. Also, it would stop animal abusers from mistreating your dogs.
Security is one of the main reasons why people invest in fences. I know you wouldn’t want to live in a home without a fence, especially if you reside in an area prone to high cases of crime. Areas with high levels of crime are equipped with wooden fences and probably an electric mesh on the top of the wooden fence, to prevent any intruders.
A fence will come in handy if you live in an area that has proximity to a wildlife reserve, as it will prevent wild animals from entering your property and causing harm to you and your family. If you have children, siblings or pets, a fence will prevent abductions.
Marking Of Property
Land is a scarce resource. If you have a large farm of thousands of acres or even a small plot measuring less than an acre, marking your property is imperative, as it will prevent people from encroaching it. Erecting a fence is the best way of marking where your land starts and ends. It will help you avoid disputes with your neighbors; such problems can sometimes lead to expensive lawsuits.
In addition to the prevention of encroachment, installing a fence will also help you to know how much space is remaining on your property, so that you can plan accordingly if you have any renovations or additions in mind. You may wish to add a swing set or small pool for your kids, so knowing the size of your land will help you determine the size of the pool and the kind of swing set which you can get for your kids or younger siblings.
Marking your property using a fence will also help you determine where your maintenance activities begin and end, such as clearing the lawn, picking up dirt or gathering fallen leaves.
Fence off your home to ensure the safety of your kids, younger siblings or pets, especially dogs. A fence will keep them confined to your compound, preventing them from wandering in your neighborhood and possibly leading to unfortunate incidents.
A fence is particularly critical if your kids or pets love to play in the yard and if there is a road close to your home. They could easily wander towards the road and get hit by a car or abducted. If your dog is the aggressive kind, a fence will allow it to play without you worrying that it might attack passersby. You could put up signs on your fence, warning your neighbors about your dog. Fences can help prevent incidents such as drowning as you can use it as a warning sign to prevent people from using the pool without your permission.
Some fencing types add a decorative appeal to your property, as they have ornamental elements on them. Such types of fences will add an instant appeal to your house, thus increasing the value of your home. A good, high-quality fence is always a great investment. You will then end up reselling your property at higher costs, which will be more profitable for you. When choosing a fence, it’s advisable to pick a design that will match the look of your neighborhood. If you live in one of those neighborhoods or communities that have a defined type of fence, you are required to install, then you will have fewer choices