Deciding on a fence might seem kind of arbitrary, but the truth is, you should look for one that will suit your yard, your family, and your lifestyle. From privacy fences to picket fences , there are so many types to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start.
Think about your family and your house--do you have a large house and yard, or is it smaller? Do you have children? Pets? Do you like to grill out or landscape? All of these things can affect the fence choice for you.
Here are some ideas to get you thinking:
Big yards look awkward with a very short fence, so consider something larger if you have an extremely spacious yard. If you like the idea of a privacy fence, that's probably the most balanced choice, but there are other options to consider, as well. When you start looking for fences, mention that your yard is large and you'd prefer a bigger fence, and you should be able to look at the different options that suit your yard.
If you have children and pets in your yard, the biggest goal is something safe. You want a fence that's tall enough to prevent climbing or jumping and a latch that's secure and won't wiggle free or be easily bumped open (dogs can be extremely tenacious and clever while trying to figure out how to get out of a yard)!
Always ask about the durability of your fence choice, as well, and once it's installed, don't forget to routinely check for damage or loose boards.
Time to start planning those projects you have been dreaming of all winter long. Whether it is a new fence to add to your backyard living area or some maintenance on your existing fence. Now is the perfect time to start that project. In designing your fence there are several different options to choose from -- Aluminum and Custom Wood are two of the most popular fence types. However, plenty homeowners are perfectly satisfied with galvanized or the vinyl coated chain-link. The vinyl privacy is also a great option.
For those of you that have a wooden fence now is the perfect time to protect your investment by staining and sealing. This ensures that your investment will be well protected as well as adding a beautiful color to the fence.