Green Home Design

Beautiful Fencing Options to Improve Your Property

There are several ways to improve the look of your property. Curb appeal is important and one of the easiest ways to boost it is with attractive fencing that works properly. Nothing is more distracting than a worn, old fence or one that you have to struggle with to use. Leaning fences are a danger to people on your property and surrounding properties and could cause you legal problems as well. It is easy to get an attractive fence installed and it has the potential of not only boosting curb appeal but your property’s value as well. 

Beautiful Fencing Options to Improve Your Property

You will want to seek out a knowledgeable and experienced fence contractor who can give you an accurate, free quote. Be sure to check their credentials and ensure that they only perform permitted work on your property or you could end up wasting time and money. This is not a job for unlicensed people. An experienced contractor will be able to discuss your ideas and provide samples of the materials and colors for the fencing to help you make a decision or narrow down your choices. 

Some people want a living fence or hedge and your fencing expert can make this happen. Ask about their experience with this type of fence before committing. You will be able to keep your yard private and attractive with a small to moderate amount of effort. A living fence does require maintenance to keep it in a uniform shape or it may grow a bit out of control, detracting from the appearance of your property. Otherwise, living fences can give your property a more upscale appearance and are typically not knocked over or damaged by high winds or abuse by animals or the neighborhood teenaged pranksters. 

If you want low or no maintenance, vinyl or PVC fencing are very popular choices. Once installed, there is no maintenance. Both PVC and vinyl fencing are durable and attractive. Some vinyl or PVC fencing are made to look like stone, while other vinyl or PVC fencing looks like wood. Lattice designs are also common. The most popular colors of PVC or vinyl that are installed are white or black but other colors are available. Be aware that some color choices may cost more than others and could take a longer time to manufacture and deliver. Keep this in mind if you are trying to stick to a strict deadline for your project. 

Metal fencing is long lasting and while it can initially appear expensive, it doesn’t need to be replaced as often as other types of fencing, saving you money. It is possible for metal fencing to rust but this can be minimized or eliminated with proper maintenance such as regular painting. You can choose from materials such as iron, steel, and aluminum. Metal fencing also lends a more upscale aesthetic wherever it is installed and is stronger than vinyl or PVC fencing. In addition, metal fencing is the go-to choice if you will be installing an automatic gate on your property. There are a variety of styles readily available or you can get your contractor to create a custom style.