Instead of fencing in acres and acres of your country home or your entire yard, your fence’s purpose could be secluded to just running along your driveway. If you have a large yard or only want your fence to guide your drive, trimming is a great option. Here are some things to think about when trimming your driveway in a beautiful wood or vinyl fence.
Wood or Vinyl
Either material would be a fantastic choice for trimming your driveway. Wood allows for a classic southern home look while vinyl running along your drive gives your home a modern and chic feel. Although wood requires little maintenance, it doesn’t last quite as long as vinyl. Look into the pros and cons of each to determine which would be best for your needs.
The closer your fence runs to your driveway, the lower it should be as to not impede a driver’s vision. Especially with winding driveways, it may be more difficult to see if another car or person is coming around a bend if a tall fence is obstructing the view. Keep the fence at an adequate height to ensure privacy but also safety. Most agree that 3 feet is the standard for fences that trim and runs along drives.
If your drive is especially long, you might want to consider putting interval lights along the fence you install. Even a few reflectors every few posts can prevent unnecessary accidents and light the way. If you want to be more festive than that, there are many ways to decorate your fence to celebrate various seasons or just show your creative side.
Access Panels and Gates
If you want your trimming to connect to something at the end of your drive, look into an access panel. Whether you choose to have a code to open your gate or use a motion detector to simply open the gate when someone pulls up, your yard will be secure and can keep unwanted predators off of your property.
However you do it, a fence along your driveway will be a great addition to your big, beautiful yard. Contact us today for a FREE quote on a fence for your driveway or for any of your other fencing needs.