A fenced yard can make a huge improvement on your home’s value and may even make it more attractive to prospective buyers should you decide to sell in the future. For most homeowners, the idea of building a fence to improve their property value without damaging their Denver landscaping
is a no-brainer. What’s tough is choosing the right type of fence for your property. While it’s tough, there are a few things you should keep in mind when making the choice for your property. Here are a few key things to consider before you commit to a particular type or design.
Look at the Styles
It’s always a good idea to see what types of fences your neighbors have chosen to install on their properties when exploring your options. This will help your home blend in and creates a more unified look throughout the neighborhood. More importantly, it helps reduce the risk that your neighbors will consider your fence an eyesore.
Think About Privacy
Some fence designs are better for privacy while others are primarily decorative. Before you commit to a design, think about how much privacy you want to add to your property. If you’re looking for maximum security, a dedicated privacy fence would be your best option. However, if you’re just looking for a way to create a visible boundary between your land and the common areas in your neighborhood, just about any type of fence will do the trick.
Talk to Your HOA
If you live in a neighborhood with a homeowners association, you’re bound to the terms they set forth. This means the type of fence you want may not be the type of fence they’re willing to let you install. Save yourself the hassle and discuss your options with your HOA before you start construction. If you don’t and the fence violates their guidelines, you may end up having to take it down and, worse, pay a fine on top of everything.
Pay Attention to Maintenance
Some fencing materials require more maintenance than others. Think about how much work you’re willing to put into keeping your fence in good condition. For example, if you’re looking for a fence that you don’t have to worry about, vinyl planking will be a good choice. However, if you want the traditional look of a wooden privacy fence, you’ll need to be willing to spend time resealing or repainting the panels every few years.
Always Hire a Professional
Though you can buy fencing materials at your local hardware store, it’s always best to leave it to the pros. At Wild Irishman Tree and Landscape, we’ll make sure your fence gets installed properly and can withstand the demands of Colorado’s tempestuous weather. Even better, we’ll make sure the fence works with your current landscape design and won’t negatively impact your plants or your garden. If you’re ready to transform your yard, reach out and schedule a free estimate. We’ll work with your needs and your budget to bring your vision to life.