How to Choose a Fence Style

This customer in Severna Park Maryland needed a little privacy on the rear property line but did not want to total close in the entire yard with a privacy fence. love the look.

Which fence style works best for your yard?

A fence is not just a property border. It is more than a series of wood or PVC panels enclosing your home. It is a part of the picture. It influences your yard’s ventilation, privacy, security, and curb appeal. It can stand out or blend in. It can be the walls of your fortress or simply an effective marker of your property boundaries. The fence style makes all the difference. Follow these steps to choose a fence style for your home! If you are in central Maryland, Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence is happy to be of service.

Steps to Choose a Fence Style for Your Home

Have a Budget

The first step is to have a budget for what you can afford. The budget will influence your fence’s material and style to an extent. You can research the average cost for a fence of a particular style and material in your area; you can also ask for a quote or two from local contractors. Many contractors offer financing as well. Your ideal fence design may influence how you save up and budget for the project.

Decide on Future Fence Maintenance

A fence is a long-term investment that is worth maintaining. It’s understandable if you don’t want to do so much maintenance every year. How much time and effort are you ready to put into your fence? A wood fence needs routine washing, sanding, and sealing, while other fence materials only need washing. On the other hand, composite, aluminum, and vinyl fences can cost more.

Consider Your Fence’s Purposes

The fence’s purpose is the most important part of choosing a fence style that suits your home. You might even go with more than one fence style, as different sides of your property may need different levels of privacy, ventilation, etc. The top fence purposes would be privacy and security.

Research Different Fence Styles

Next, know your fence styles. Wood, composite, and vinyl fences share styles for the most part, but aluminum is in a category of its own. As for the former options, popular fence styles are the following:

  • Picket
  • Privacy
  • Split-rail
  • Lattice
  • Paddock

You can find different styles within each category pertaining to fence panels and fence post caps.

Visit a Fence Showroom

Do you like a hands-on approach? Visit the local fence showroom of a great fence contractor to see the options for yourself.  

Call Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence For Your New Deck or Fence!

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, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

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