When it comes to residential fencing, there are a couple of different options to consider. Classic options such as chain-link fencing are a possibility, as well as ornamental fencing that can be very secure while also elevating the look of your property. However, one of the most popular fencing options for residential properties right now is the privacy fence.
As the name implies, a good privacy fence provides extra privacy while you’re outside in your yard. These typically only contain the backyard with gates on one or both sides that allow entry. Due to their solid construction, neighbors and passers-by can’t get a good look into your property. This is important for anyone who wants to keep prying eyes away from young children or pets—or they just want to be able to hang out in their yard alone, with family, or with guests, without having to worry about their whole neighborhood watching their every move.
Contain Kids and Pets
If you have young children or pets, a privacy fence is the best choice for keeping them within the confines of your yard. Chain link and ornamental fencing have openings that can cause injury to children or animals that try to slip past them. With privacy fences, there’s little to no space between the slats, which makes it less likely children or animals will hurt themselves on them. It also blocks their view so they won’t be as tempted to try to escape since they can’t see anything they want to get outside of the boundaries of your property.
The maintenance of a privacy fence depends heavily on which material you choose. Wood and hedge fencing need regular maintenance. Wood fencing is organic material that is susceptible to degradation, mold, and wood rot. It needs to be maintained several times a year to keep it clean, sturdy, and looking like new. Hedge fences are made of live plants, so they need regular trimming and maintenance to keep them healthy and thriving, or your hedge will either grow out of control or wither away. On the other hand, vinyl and brick privacy fences don’t need as much maintenance, with a yearly power wash being sufficient enough to keep them in top form.
Whether a privacy fence is right for you depends on your circumstances and what you want your residential fence to do for you, your family, and your property. For some homeowners, a privacy fence is the best choice to protect the boundaries of their property. For others, an ornamental or security fence might be a better choice.
Residential Fences from Hercules Fence DC
Hercules Fence DC has been providing property owners 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.