Months have passed, maybe even years. You know exactly what’s missing but you just haven’t gotten around to doing it. Your house needs a fence. You know it. Your spouse knows it. It’s time, and there are no more ifs, ands, or buts about it. So now that you’re finally ready to get the job done, let’s get down to brass tacks. But just because you’ve avoided it for so long doesn’t mean that you should rush into anything now without the proper guidance. With any big job, a bit of research can make a big difference. Here are the need-to-know tips about fence styles and fence installations to get you off on the right foot, so that when you do take the leap and hire Campanella Fence, you leave satisfied.
Clarify your objectives
The last thing you need is additional costs due to poor planning. Pick a style and draw up a blueprint. Make sure the style you choose will complement the locations you choose. The more surprises that you prevent now, the happier you will be later. When drawing up your goals, keep in mind why you’re building this fence in the first place. Do you want a chain link fence for the dog or a white wooden fence to complement the garden? Do you want to block out noise and enhance your privacy or do you just want to define property lines? These are important questions that need answering far before the actual installation process begins.
Now that you’ve gained some much needed perspective on where you plan to go with this project, it’s time to decide on what you want your fence to be made of. There are a small handful of essential components to consider.
- Firstly, how important are aesthetics? White picket fences are most commonly considered the most beautiful style.
- Secondly, how willing are you to perform and pay for maintenance down the line? Wood is one of the least durable materials out there, which means you’re going to have to wash, paint, repaint, and wash again for years to come, until you eventually have to replace it. Lower maintenance materials include vinyl, which looks similar to wood, as well as aluminum, bamboo, steel, and others.
- Thirdly, you have to think about expenses. Vinyl, for example, is a great alternative to wood due to its low maintenance, but will cost you a pretty penny, especially if your yard is big.
Choose the right people
All of the above can be achieved with greater effectiveness and efficiency in the presence of an expert. Furthermore, in the actual job, a poorly installed fence will be a nightmare sooner rather than later. Remember, that fence will be outside through all inclement weather. The elements can wear at a fence, especially when it’s not built by the right people. But if you hire professionals, who will sit with you throughout the planning process until you’re satisfied, and who you know will do the job right, you’ll be substantially minimizing your burdens for the future.