Your home is your temple, your refuge, the place where you can get away from it all. Still, too many homeowners are left to feel unsafe, made to feel as though they have no privacy, thanks to curious neighbors peeking through the shrubs or homes being almost on top of each other. As DoItYourself.com writes, added privacy is just one of the many reasons custom fencing for homes has become so popular. In addition, backyard fences are credited with adding beauty to the home and reducing the noise in busy neighborhoods.
If you’re looking for a new way to bring extra quiet, comfort, and privacy to your home, there are few better ways to do so than with modern fences. With these three simple tips, you can find residential fences that will last and make your home look great, all while bringing you peace of mind.
Three Things to Consider When Buying Modern Fences
- Consider the Material Carefully
- Know Your Local Laws
- Mix and Match for Aesthetic Appeal, Savings
For Angie’s List, one of the biggest things to consider is the material the modern fences are made from. Wood options, for example, are often the cheapest and are known for being the best to look at. On the flip side, they also require the most maintenance. Mental fences will last a long time, but you’ll need to make sure they stay painted to avoid rust. This is a matter of your budget and how much time and effort you want to put into upkeep.
Depending on where you live, writes NBC News, you may or may not be legally allowed to surround your property with a fence — at least, not before getting a permit from the zoning board. Do some research into your local laws to learn about maximum allowed height and any permits you’ll need, before you spend your hard-earned cash on new fencing.
If you want to gain privacy while improving the look of your home but you don’t want to break the bank, Better Homes and Gardens suggests mixing and matching the type of fencing you use. For example, wrought iron fences look great, but they’re expensive. Limiting iron fencing to your entryway but using wooden fencing around your yard will allow you to get the utility you want, without having to take out a loan.
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