Although choosing a fence may seem like a pretty straight forward decision, there are some factors you need to consider. A fence is an investment and you want to make sure you’re making the right choice for you and your property. Here are three questions to ask before buying a fence.
What is the most important function of your fence?
People install fences for a variety of reasons. Whether you want privacy, security, or safety will depend on what style of fence you choose. If you are looking for privacy, you’ll want something that is both solid and has some height to it. Vinyl fences are an excellent option here. The height will also keep any potential criminals out, and any jumping dogs in. Aluminum fences are also a great option if you are looking for security but don’t necessarily need privacy. They are incredibly strong and sturdy. Aluminum fences are also a great option for fencing in your pool. Depending on where you live, there might be different requirements for fencing in your pool. Even if it is not strictly required, a pool fence will bring an extra level of safety to your backyard.
How much upkeep are you willing to do?
Different fence materials require different amounts of upkeep. If you live a busy life with children and pets, you can’t necessarily devote your weekend to the proper upkeep of your fence. If this is the case, you may want to go with vinyl or aluminum over wood. A wood fence requires much more upkeep, including staining or painting. Wooden fences are prone to rotting when not properly maintained, which- given enough time- can lead to the collapse of your fence. Many fencing companies will not even install wooden fences these days because they find customers are less satisfied with them over time.
What is your budget like?
When making any sort of improvement to your home, it’s very important to keep your budget in mind. However, when considering your budget, make sure you are thinking long term as well. Although some options may be cheaper at first, their maintenance and upkeep may lead to larger costs down the road.
Once you’re able to answer these questions, the hardest part is over. Next, all you have to do is request a quote from Clarksville Fencing and our team of professionals will help you find the right fence for you!