Fence companies are everywhere, but which one should you go with? Who is going to do a good job and provide you with the fence you need? This can be a difficult question to answer, but having a bit of knowledge before calling up the fence company can make the process easier. That’s what I am hoping to achieve with this article. It is my hope that once you have finished reading this article, you will have a better idea of what type of fence you need and want for your property and therefore make your interaction with the fence company better!
The best fence for your property depends on what it is you need from your fence. Fences can provide so much that it can often be a bit difficult to decide on which one you need for your property. Well, to begin, decide on a budget. Having a budget will make deciding on what fence you need so much easier because the one you wanted before, you realize that you couldn’t possibly pay for. Even if you have the money to pay for it, keeping yourself within a budget is good because it can help you to not end up spending more than you need to.
Sometimes we know how much we need or even want to spend on something, but we end up spending more because we can get carried away. Having a budget is great. Another way to help you decide on which fence type to go with is by deciding what you want your fence to do for your home. If you want your fence to provide security for your home then you are going to want to look into getting a wrought iron or aluminum fence installed. This fence type is great for providing security and it looks great. In case you were wondering, the difference between the two is that aluminum is more flexible than wrought iron.
Unless you have a commercial fencing property, I wouldn’t suggest that you get a chain-link fence because these fence types will lower the value of your home. They are also quite dangerous if damaged. Chain-link is good if you are a company that has something like a warehouse where you want to keep the hooligans out. Because chain-link cane built quite tall and the hoops can be made quite small, you should be alright!
How Much Does It Cost To Install A Fence For Your Property?
You are looking to spend about $5,000 on average, but that can change depending on quite a few factors. For one, the fence material that you use. If you use a more expensive fence material like wrought iron, you are looking to spend quite a bit of money. While, on the other hand, if you are getting wood for your fence, you are not going to end up spending as much. A pool fence also most likely won’t cost you as much as a fence that goes all the way around your property will. The fence company that you go with will also be a deciding factor in the price. If you go with a good fence company, you can expect to pay good money, but not as much as you are going to have to pay if you go with a fence company that doesn’t care. That fence company will probably do a bad job which will end up costing you a ton of money because you are going to have to get that fence re-done.
The amount of fencing that you need also contributes to the price. If you only need a small area done, it won’t cost as much as going all the way around your home. Going DIY with your fence installation is a good way to save money, but only if you know what you’re doing. If you end up damaging an important line, like the waterline, while you are installing your fence, you are looking to spend more than you would have if you just went with a good fence company.
Wood VS Vinyl: Which Is Better?
Both have their pros and cons so it depends on you. Wood is great because of how much you can customize it. A new paint job can give your home a whole different look. If you aren’t interested in painting your fence and you would rather stain it, that is an option too. Wood is also cheaper upfront, so that is great. However, wood does require more maintenance than vinyl does, and because of all the maintenance that it needs, it ends up costing you more than vinyl in the long run.
Vinyl doesn’t offer you every color of the rainbow like wood does, and it is definitely not as fun to knock on. However, where vinyl lacks in customization and in texture, it makes up for in price and ease, While wood may cost less in the beginning, vinyl costs less in the long run. Vinyl requires only a little bit of maintenance and therefore doesn’t need repairs and care as often as wood. Also, vinyl can be made into a lot of the same styles as wood. You can get a white picket fence without the white paint.
Can Fences Add Value To Your Property?
If you are thinking of monetary value then I am going to have to tell you no, fences do not give you the value of money. The only way the fence could give you monetary value is if that property was sold very soon after the fence installation. This is because you are going to have to spend money to keep your fence in good shape and that is slowly but surely going to eat into the value it is going to bring. What fences don’t give you in money though, they give you in privacy, security, and safety. All things that are worth more than money in my opinion.