Privacy Fence Options for Better Home Appeal

Most homes, new and old, rural and urban, use some kind of fencing on the home. Choosing the proper fence for you will depend on what you want the fence to do for you. Are you after privacy, do you want security, are you deciding on decoration, do you want a fence to contain pets or children or do you simply require a perimeter demarcation line? And just as uses for fencing vary, so do the materials designed for fence building.

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I.    A house fence is a substantial investment which will last years. If you’re considering a vinyl fence, you can be sure that it will not need replacement a very long time due to the outstanding durability. Since present day vinyl fences are made out of advanced polymer technology, they are more reliable and strong than vinyl fences of the past. With vinyl, you won’t worry about your fence rusting or degrading over time. Vinyl is also a cost-effective choice, providing a cheaper and equally functional alternative for your fencing needs.

II.    Aluminum fences can offer an appealing and traditional feel to your landscaping. While aluminum can at some point rust, modern day aluminum fences are treated with a powder coating resistant to the elements and will lengthen the life of the fence. A strong aluminum fence is an excellent safety feature to guard your family and the strength of aluminum will hold up for a lifetime.

III.    Wood privacy fences are a the most attractive outdoor amenity one could add to their existing landscape. If you’re considering a wooden privacy fence, choose a wood that is known to be durable and resistant against warping such as cedar, pine, redwood or cypress. Any type of wood will have to be treated for rot prevention and pest resistance. Sealing the wooden fence with a weatherproof paint or resin is a must and will have to be repeated throughout the lifetime of the fence. One of the leading draws to a wood fence is the capacity to paint it any color you like. While vinyl fences are available in different colors, wooden fences can be painted or tinted as often as you like and any color that you prefer. Wooden fences make for easy modification and could be set up on unique patterns and combinations. For example, a solid wooden fence with a lattice-lined top puts an attractive touch on a practical landscaping necessity.

Before the installation of your new privacy fence, be sure to consult with your local zoning authorities for any regulations on property fencing. Different cities and towns enforce different zoning codes that enforce aspects of fencing which includes laws on the materials used, the height of the fence, and the direction which the fence is facing. Moreover, if you live in a subdivision or residential community, you might want to consult with the association for any privacy fence regulations they might have.