Things to Consider Before Buying a Fence

Things to Consider Before Buying a Fence

Consider these things before you purchase your fence.

There are several reasons why you may need a new fence installed on your property.  Every style of fence has a unique set of purposes. Every homeowner should give some serious thought into which kind of fence is right for them before they embark on this new home project. With that said, consider the following aspects before you purchase a fence for your property.

Know the Why

It’s important to begin this process by understanding why you want a fence. If you need it for containment, safety, privacy, or curb appeal, understanding your “why” is the first step. If you want to keep dogs or children in, a basic chain link fence will suffice. If you are looking for privacy or security you may want to look into more solid and tall structures like stone or wood.

Be a Considerate Neighbor

Engaging your Home Owner’s Association and letting your neighbors know your plans is sometimes the most respectful thing you can do. Especially in the case of a high fence if it is bordering someone else’s property, you need to consult your neighbors about this being an acceptable change for them.

Consider Where You Live

Don’t forget the climate you live in and how it may affect your fence. If you live in a cold climate, remember that frost occurs and concrete anchors will be a necessity. By being considerate of the climate in your area, you can avoid negative effects in cold snaps or humidity having an impact on your fence. Beyond climate, considering aesthetics is important especially if you live in a nice neighborhood. Consider the curb appeal of your home when installing a fence.

Don’t Forget the Entrances

You should create two exit points from your yard for your convenience, and these should be wide enough to accommodate outdoor equipment. Add design elements like a pergola or stones to indicate the exits. You can customize your entrances with posts or finials to make it stand out with color or garden elements.

Get Your Perfect Fence With Hercules High Security

Whether you need a high-security fence or the perfect white picket fence to guard your home or business, trust the experts at Hercules High Security. For more information and to learn how we can meet your custom fencing needs, contact Hercules High Security online or give us a call at 1-800-395-9597. We will ensure your investment serves your family for years to come. For updates and to see projects we are working on, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest.

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