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Questions To Consider When You're Selecting A Front Yard Fence
Jul 19 2016 | By: Mike Dominique |
Choosing a fence style can be a difficult task, especially once you consider the influence a fence material has on the value of your home. Homeowners tend to have different goals when they start a fencing project-- some hope to establish a perimeter around their property, while others realize the value of constructing a fence that boosts curb appeal, which is a major selling point when it comes time to sell a home. This sentiment rings most true when it comes to your front yard, as it's the area of the home that anyone can see as they drive by. This post explores a few essential questions to address in your search for a front yard fence.
What's The Fence's Purpose?
If you are opting for a front yard fence to define your property line, keep in animals, or add to the aesthetic value of your home, the best choice may be a lower fence that is both functional and fits in with the home's visual theme. However, if you're hoping to obtain some degree of privacy, a higher fence is necessary. Homeowners don’t often want to have people looking in on a family dinner on the porch or children playing in the yard. A fence lends a certain amount of privacy from neighbors, people walking down the street and cars driving by. If you want to have some privacy in your yard, you should certainly have a fence installed around it. In most cases 6 feet is a suitable height for a privacy fence; of course, you must consider that a privacy fence will have a smaller visual impact on your home.
What's Your Home's Style?
Take time to evaluate your home's architectural style-- evaluate it's style and color palette. Typically, you'll want to saty within your home's theme (when it comes to fencing). So, if your house is simple, opt for a simple fence; or if your house is ornate, opt for an ornate fence. This strategy works a majority of the time.
How Do Visitors Access Your Home?
Consider how visitors approach your home-- take a few moments to go outside and view what your house looks like from the sidewalk and from across the street as well. Then walk around your yard and envision how the fence will look from the inside. Remember, there's a significant difference between seeing the fence's CAD drawing and the real view from the street, so it's important to gain some perspective.
Which Material Do You Need?
If you're hoping that your fence will function for aesthetics, it's likely that you won't need a particualrly strong material. However, if you want a fence that provides security and privacy and will endure the elements, you should opt for a more durable fence. If you would like to brush up on the differences between wood and vinyl fences, check out this post.
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