Before you add a fence to your yard, it pays to do a little planning beforehand. You will want to make sure that the fence you install matches your home and the rest of your yard. If you do this, your fence will be the perfect finishing touch to all of your other landscaping.
Fortunately, designing the perfect fence for your yard is surprisingly easy to do, as you only need to ask yourself three simple questions.
What is the purpose of my fence? If you are installing a fence for the sake of privacy, you will need to select a style that will provide the most coverage. Taller fences will be preferable to shorter ones, and the panels should provide little to no room for passerby to peek inside. If, on the other hand, you want your fence to showcase your existing yard, a shorter fence, such as the traditional white picket fence, could be the perfect choice for you. Do you want to keep pets contained in a secure area? Many dog owners utilize a chain link fence with a gate for easy access.
What materials would complement my home best? A fence built for a vinyl house might look completely different than one built for a brick house. There are four main types of fencing that you can consider, and each have positive qualities: wood, vinyl, aluminum, and chain link. Wood provides a classic look and can be painted a variety of colors, vinyl looks crisp and is easy to clean, ornamental aluminum is perhaps the most secure option, and chain link is extremely cost effective. Depending on the materials that make up your house, you may feel that one of these types of fence looks best in your yard. Generally wood and vinyl can be matched to a variety of homes, while aluminum can be a bit more difficult. Chain link is generally not considered a landscaping fence and is usually reserved for animal pens and commercial areas.
What is the current color scheme of my home and yard? Your fence should complement your landscaping rather than contradicting it. Because of this, you will need to consider the colors with which you are currently working when adding a fence. Do the flowers in your yard mainly consist of warm colors? A light brown wooden fence could work well with this. Is your house built of red brick? Stay away from any colors that would clash with it, such as hunter greens, and consider more neutral hues like white vinyl or black ornamental.
Now that you know what you’re looking for, come have a talk with us. We can advise you a little more and get you a FREE quote on one of our beautiful fence that can accent your home perfectly.