From added security and privacy to animal-proofing, there are myriad and excellent reasons to install a fence on your property. But a benefit of fencing that’s relatively rarely mentioned is its remarkable ability to add distinctive character and beauty to your yard, creating enhanced “curb appeal.” Whether you are about to construct a new fence or you’d just like to give your existing one a little facelift, consider the following suggestions.
Creating Curb Appeal Requires Attractive Material
Wrought iron has long been a top choice for strong, hard-wearing fencing. However, this material is also noted for the array of attractive designs that it can be worked into. Go for a traditional black wrought iron fence, or create your own unique spin — select a brighter color such as white, bronze, or pewter.
Wood is a versatile material that may be crafted into intricate latticework, rustic split rail fencing, sturdy privacy protectors, or charming picket fences. Finish your wooden fencing according to your personal taste, with paint or stain in any one of a variety of colors.
Vinyl has become increasingly popular for today’s fences. PVC vinyl is a low-maintenance material which offers a surprisingly wide range of both textures and colors (solid, blended, or customized just for you). The curb appeal for vinyl is off the charts.
Refurbishing Your Existing Fence Can Also Boost Curb Appeal
In many instances, a simple paint job can be an inexpensive miracle worker. Simply applying a coat or two of paint to give your fence a speedy and relatively inexpensive facelift can transform your entire property. A word of caution, though: Be sure to check manufacturer’s instructions and choose the right paint type for your fencing material.
In addition, foliage can refresh a tired-looking fence or cover up unsightly chain link or cinder block. Plant a fast-growing hedge like dark green, lush Leylandii (which increases in height as much as 3 feet per year!) or a quickly-sprouting vine species like non-invasive types of honeysuckle, supported by your fencing.
Lastly, flowerpots will complement your fence rather than completely covering it, so hang them on fencing which is in basically good condition but just needs a little “something extra” to doll it up. Fill the pots with bright scarlet or fuchsia geraniums.
Boost Your Curb Appeal With Hercules Fence Today
Hercules Fence has experience with nearly every type of residential and commercial fencing material imaginable, from wood and aluminum to chain link, vinyl, steel, and even temporary fencing. We have developed a reputation for quality work and fair, competitive prices. Hercules Fence is ready to serve you from six convenient locations. We have offices in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina.
The experienced and professional team of Hercules Fence can help guide you through the process and design the perfect fence for your home or business. We are the residential and commercial fencing experts.
If you have any questions about finding your dream fence or fence maintenance, you can contact Hercules Fence today by calling (757) 316-3600 or visit FencesNewportNews.com today for a free quote!