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  • Writer's pictureTony Baio

Why Fences Are Important For Your Property

Believe it or not, one of the more noticeable attractions of any property: your home, building, park, or farm… is a fence. It surrounds the perimeter of your property, effectively being the first “layer” of your land. It’s going to be one of the first things people notice when visiting. While a quality looking fence is important, a fence should also be durable and long lasting, as well as maintenance-free. There are various types of fences that add to your property including wood, vinyl, chain-link, farm, and aluminum ones. Each type of fence has its advantages based on the property at hand.

Privacy Privacy is probably the number one perk that comes to mind when thinking about a fence. It’s something anyone who buys a property should take into account. Whether you are watching a movie with your family or sunbathing, it’s great to know that someone isn’t watching you. It’s much more comforting than an open backyard. Of course, different fences offer different levels of privacy. Wooden and vinyl fences would be preferred to chain-link ones. Chain-link fences are see-through and don’t really offer any form of privacy. With pets (such as dogs), wood, vinyl, or electric fences would be preferred to prevent them from unnecessarily barking at the neighbors or strangers. Also, it would stop potential animal abusers from mistreating your dogs.

Security Security is probably the number one reason why people invest in fences. Protection from intruders getting near your home, building, farm, or any other property is essential. A fence will also come in handy if you live in an area that is near a wildlife reserve, stopping wild animals from entering your property and causing damage. If you have children, siblings or pets, a fence will add to the protection of them from multiple threats.

Clear indication of Property Make no mistake, land is a scarce resource. If you have a large farm or even just a simple backyard, marking your property is vital, simply letting others know where one property ends and yours begins. It will even help avoid disputes with your neighbors; which could, believe it or not, lead to lawsuits. Outlining your property with a fence will also help you dictate where your maintenance activities begin and end: lawn care, picking up dirt, cutting trees, or gathering fallen leaves. Fences also keep clear parameters of your property, allowing you to plan accordingly if you have any renovations or additions for the future.

Safety Purposes Fence off your home to ensure the safety of your family, animals, and the actual land you own. A fence is particularly critical if your kids or pets love to play in the yard and if there is a road close to your home. This keeps a solid barrier between the things close to you and strangers. You could put up signs on your fence, warning your neighbors about your dog. Fences can help prevent incidents such as drowning as you can use it as a warning sign to prevent people from using the pool without your permission.

Decorative Purposes Some fence types add visual appeal to your property, even adding to the aesthetic of your property . A simple thing like a fence could increase the value of your land. A good, high-quality fence is always a great investment. You will then end up reselling your property at higher costs, which will be more profitable for you. If you aim to reap the benefits of a fence, ensure you find the services of an experienced fence contractor. It’s important to do so as they will advise you on the right kind of fence, the materials you should use and the style and colors, which you should use for your fence.

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