Maybe you thought your home was perfect. But it is just missing one more thing and you can feel it. You finally know what it is—a fence! We here at All American Fence Company understand where you are in the process.
When you first start talking to your local contractor about the types of fencing available for your yard you may become a bit overwhelmed. To help, we have simplified your search with 5 proven steps that will lead you to success.
Determine Its Purpose
Fences mean different things to different people including security and privacy. But if you are reading this, you completed the first step by clarifying the purpose of your fence search.
Before you can choose the style of fence you’ll have installed, you’ll need to go back and take a serious look at the way your yard is landscaped in order to determine if the fences you are leaning towards will actually look right.
For example, if you live in a wide open country area, is it really necessary to put up a privacy fence – something that might make your property look silly if you are the only house within a half mile?
Choose Your Height
While we determined the purpose of the fence for your home, we also have to consider the next big thing and that is the height.
There are a few options that coincide with your desires including a 1-2 foot fence or for additional security, a 5-6 feet fence will work as well.
But be sure to check with the Homeowners Association (HOA) in your area to ensure you are in compliance with the neighborhood.
Find the Right Materials
So far on the checklist, we have a good idea what the fence will be used for and we know how tall we want it to be, but we have to find the right materials that can get the job done without breaking the bank. Here are a few options:
Wood fencing can last anywhere from 15-20 years and can be used as a standard picket fence. It requires frequent maintenance and upkeep of paint touch ups. It is not an ideal choice for security.
Vinyl can be used for privacy purposes or design aesthetics. This material can withstand any harsh weather conditions such as rain, but should be monitored to prevent it from mildew.
Metal includes steel, iron, and aluminum, which are great options for security purposes. They require little to no maintenance, and can withstand harsh weather conditions.
Brick is another option to explore for your fencing options. However, it is one of the most costly options available. It provides security and no maintenance, but it must be built on a solid foundation.
Brainstorm a Design
Now to the fun part; you get to design the aesthetics of your fence to determine how it will look. There are various options available including a standard chain link fence, picket fence, or privacy fence.
View Similar Properties
Choosing to view similar properties either in your neighborhood or on the web will give you inspiration for your design, but also provide a clear example of how the completed project will look to ensure that your goals are met through the installation of the fence.
Feel free to reach out to All American Fence Company of Delaware for any questions or concerns and to receive a quote and set up a consultation.