The right privacy fence can keep your home safe and your family protected around the clock. Whether you’re in an older home or a brand new development, a privacy fence can add curb appeal to your home while serving a practical purpose. Some homes do perfectly well with natural privacy fences created from hedges, while other properties need a little extra reinforcement. Here are four types of privacy fences that are perfect for your DC home.
Hedges are a creative way to make your yard more private without installing anything unnatural. Starting a hedge from scratch can take a great deal of time (10 years or more!), but if you already have hedges or a starting place on your property, you can prune it properly to block your home from the road. While hedges are a whimsical and fun way to create a privacy fence, they aren’t totally practical if you don’t want to invest a lot of time into maintenance.
Wood is a classic material used for privacy fences and traditional residential fences. Wood can be used to create privacy fences from posts, rails, and slats that are pieced together for a strong and durable finished product. Wooden privacy fences are a wonderful option for many homeowners, but some people prefer fences with fewer maintenance requirements. You will need to regularly inspect your fence and take the time to stain and seal it to avoid insect infestation and wood rot. However, if you have the time and money to spend, wood makes for a great privacy fence.
Vinyl is the lowest-maintenance fencing option, and it’s also very affordable for privacy fences. High-quality vinyl fencing is virtually indistinguishable from wood fencing but without all of the maintenance requirements. Since vinyl is a form of plastic, it will never experience wood rot, be at risk for insect infestations, or swelling after the rain. However, vinyl fences can become brittle over time and break if there is any sudden impact.
Steel is another popular privacy fence material that is just as strong as it is intimidating. In the past, steel fences were very vulnerable to rust and damage, but today’s steel is designed with a special protective coating that will keep moisture out.
Privacy Fences for Your DC Home from Hercules Fence DC
Hercules Fence DC has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. We have extensive experience working with families and pet owners to keep the most important members of their home safe, so call us today about installing a new pet fence for your family. Contact us by giving us a call at 301-441-1600 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.