While there are many benefits of homeownership, there is also a lot of responsibility – it may be your personal castle, but you likely don’t have a royal maintenance team. When it comes to your yard, that maintenance has to include your fence. Fences, whether on or inside your property line, offer many benefits to your home, but they have to be in good shape. If your fence is getting older and a little run down, investing in fence repair will help you to make your backyard safer.
Keep Things In
One of the primary reasons many people install fences is to keep kids or pets inside the yard. Fences provide peace of mind that your small children won’t wander off into the street or get lost if your back is turned (like while you’re working in the garden). Likewise, you can be sure that your dogs are safe and secure in your yard, and you won’t have to worry about them sliding out the door or breaking their lead and getting away. There are even fences that can keep cats inside a yard. When your fence is damaged, it won’t do this work well or at all. Investing in fence repair ensures that your kids stay safely in your yard and your pets can’t run away and get hurt.
Keep Things Out
As much as we want to keep our loved ones safe inside the yard, we also want to keep people and animals out. Wild animals like deer and foxes can be a danger to the garden and to pets you have on your property. The right fence can help you keep them out, but only when it is in good shape. Holes in the fence, broken gates, and sagging sections will allow animals to squeeze through or jump over and find their way into your property. A repaired fence will also improve the security and privacy of your property by keeping out intruders and blocking the view of your yard from the street.
Increase Curb Appeal
Damaged fences decrease your curb appeal and your property value. This may not be something you’ve thought about, especially if you have no intentions to sell, but improved curb appeal can make you happier. There is something nice about coming home to a house that is beautiful and maintained. It will also make your neighbors happier, since improved property values help everyone. Additionally, if your fence is in need of repairs that causes it to lean or sag onto your neighbor’s property, you could be liable for any damage it causes. Repairing it can keep your relationship with them good.
Residential Fences for Your 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, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.