The outdoor living space is a great way to add value and look to your home. People often overlook the minor improvements that can be done to an outdoor area to make huge difference in the look and the usability of the space. There are many ways to improve an outdoor living area; gardening, landscaping and the addition of residential fences and gates. There are many benefits to a homeowner improving their outdoor area with a long fence or a new gate.
Security is one of the most important benefits to the addition of a fence. Residential fences and gates are a great way to add security to your home. In fact, according to the U.S. zoning committee experts, 80 to 90% of the applications for fences are for the stockade (privacy) fences. Residential fences that are for privacy block out views from neighbors and strangers. Strangers will have a harder time telling if anyone is home, and they will not be able to see any of your personal belongings. These are two things that might resist potential theft.
Safety is also improved with the addition of residential fences and gates. In addition to the benefit of security, residential fences and gates also provide homeowners with safety. Smaller children and pets are not able to run off the yard, and into the roads. The fences provide a barrier from others entering the yard, as well. A stranger or dangerous animal will not have access to the yard with a security fence placed around it.
Many fences or new gates improve the look of your home. Fences improve the outside curb appeal of your home. They are an item that is often desired from potential home buyers. A classy looking aluminum fence will improve the curb appeal of the home while also offering a return of investment around 65%. There are other types of fences available that will also improve both curb appeal and will offer a return of investment. Fence types can be matched to the outside of the home, including the material used for siding. The fence style also depends on the homeowners preferences. For example, a picket fence makes a great front yard fence or gate and a large wooden, privacy fence makes a great option for a crowded street with close together backyards.
The fence style will also depend on the type and amount of land that needs to be fenced in. White picket fences, for example; offer a great, clean look, but don?t work well in large backyards. A long, wooden, privacy fence would also not work well in a front yard, as it would block the view of the house from the road.
There are an estimated 99,939 businesses in the United States that offer fencing services and products. A fencing professional will be able to provide a homeowner with the best types of residential fences and gates. They will be able to provide professional opinion and facts on the style of the fence, and on the area that needs to be fenced. All of these decisions factor into improving the outdoor living space and getting the best and most practical use out of a fenced in yard.