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3 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Fence

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Are you looking to install a fence on your property?

Choosing a new fence can be an overwhelming choice, especially when there are so many options available for residential fencing. You should consider the aesthetics as well as the function. From the various materials to the many designs, colors, and heights, it seems that the options are almost endless. If you’re looking for help in making your decision, here are some factors you should consider that will make it a lot easier.

Enhanced Privacy

One of the best ways to choose a fence is to consider your current concerns. Would you like to have more privacy around your property? If so, a fence is a great way to achieve that by surrounding your property with a fence that blocks invasive views from your neighbors and even the street. Install a fence that features little to no space between the boards. This creates a fully seamless look that won’t allow for much visibility from the outside. A chain link fence wouldn’t be the best option for this purpose. In addition, make sure you choose a solid material like wood or vinyl to completely enclose your yard.

Create More Security

Keeping our family, beloved items, and investments secure throughout the day and night is a top priority for homeowners. You can use the type of fencing you install to help create more security for your home and property. Install a fence constructed with secure and sturdy materials like aluminum or wrought iron. Choose a height that is at least eight feet tall, depending on the laws of your municipality, and include a lockable gate. Use flush boards and refrain from using horizontal rails to make your fence much more difficult to climb.

Regional Climate

Another great and important factor to consider is the climate in which you live and the amount of maintenance you’ll have time to complete on a regular basis. People that live in coastal environments should consider the effects that breezes off the ocean will have on your metal fence’s finish. Furthermore, high moisture and humidity in the air could impact the life of your wood fence. Choose materials that are better able to withstand the conditions in which you live.    

Call Hercules Fence Today

To get more tips on lawn care, and to top off your gorgeous lawn with a beautiful fence, Hercules Fence is ready to help you get the look and function you desire. Hercules Fence has extensive experience in repairing and constructing fences made out of any and every material. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they’re residential or commercial, for the right price. Give us a call at 757-316-3600 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.

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