In addition to containing pets and kids and creating a private space for your loved ones, adding a fence enhances the look of your yard, reduces noise pollution, and increases property value.
There are several types of fences to consider. Rail fences are common on farms and consist of posts and horizontal rails. Picket fences contain vertical boards that do not touch and are often used in front yards. Stockade fences and good-neighbor fences consist of vertical boards and provide privacy and pet containment. Chain-link fences are usually the most cost-effective option and come in a variety of colors.
Types of fence materials include metal, wood, vinyl, and PVC. Metal fences, such as wrought iron, are strong and durable but relatively expensive. If treated properly, wood fences can last anywhere from 8 to 20 years. Many vinyl and PVC fences are designed to imitate wooden fences, and they don’t require painting.
Depending on where you live, your county may have zoning laws or require permits for fences. A utility company must also locate and mark underground utility lines before a fence can be installed. For more information, contact a Best Pick fencing professional.