There are lots of reasons people want to install fences around their property, from security concerns to privacy concerns. If you’re considering a new fence, there are a lot of factors to take into account: the height, the material, where it will run, and so on. The bottom line is that a beautiful, sturdy fence will improve your home value and benefit your property in many ways.
The primary concern for many people considering a new fence is privacy, and it influences many of the decisions about the fence. A chain link fence won’t grant much privacy, nor would a solid wood fence that was only 4 feet high. If privacy is your goal, your fence should be solid and tall. That way it blocks the view of people outside, whether your sunbathing or simply eating dinner on the patio. Another benefit of a good privacy fence is that it can block the view from inside (and sometimes even dampen the sounds), if there is a view you don’t particularly like or if you have a dog that constantly barks at people who go by.
Safety and Security
Another major reason for purchasing a fence is security and safety concerns. Strong security fences can help deter criminals from entering your property simply because they provide too much of an obstacle and risk them getting caught. A tall fence can also deter wildlife, like deer, from entering your yard and eating your garden. On the other hand, a fence can contain your kids or dogs safely inside your property and away from busy roads. Fences are also good for keeping people and pets away from dangerous things in your yard, like a pool or hot tub.
Installing a fence is a good way to clearly define property lines. This way you know that you and your neighbors are not encroaching on each other’s land. It also insures that you’re taking care of all of the property you’re supposed to, since you can clearly tell where your property line is.
Finally, sometimes people want to add a fence simply for the decorative element it adds to their landscaping. If a fence is too low to be a security measure, and not solid enough to provide privacy, but you love the way it looks around your roses, go for it!
Enjoy a New Fence for Your Home this Year!
Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence has almost 30 years of experience in building beautiful custom fences, gazebos, screened-in porches, and decks throughout the state of Maryland. We have the expertise to design your dream fence or custom deck and have it installed in a headache-free process. Give us a call at 1-800-833-9310 or visit us online for a quote today! We offer many different styles of fencing and decking in addition to custom options designed specifically to suit your preferences and tastes. To see examples of our work and get more tips on how to choose the right decking for your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube.