Most people who consider adding a fence to their property do so for specific reasons. They may be looking to keep out people or animals who have been trespassing onto their property. Or they may be looking to keep animals or people, usually children, safely inside the property line. Maybe they’re just looking for privacy. There are certainly many good reasons to get a fence. Another common reason is that a fence can be a great way to improve your house’s curb appeal. Before you dive into getting a new fence, consider how residential fencing can best add value to your property.
Follow The Rules
The very first things you have to consider before installing a fence on your property are any laws, rules, or regulations that dictate what you can or cannot install. Even the most beautiful fence can’t improve your curb appeal if you have to take it down because it’s against the law or the rules. Many cities have regulations about the height of a fence or how close it can be to a street or a corner. Many communities with HOAs have rules about fencing size, color, shape, material, and any other quality you can imagine. So it’s crucial to find out what your restrictions are before you go off to buy or build.
Material Choice Is Key
Once you know what you’re allowed to do, it’s time to choose your material. This is the most significant factor in making a fence that will improve your curb appeal. A traditional choice has always been wood, and it’s a great choice because it offers visual interest and beauty. You can paint this fence any color that matches your house or leave it a wood tone (which will usually still fit nicely), and they come in a variety of styles, from picket to privacy and more.
Vinyl fencing is also a popular choice for similar reasons. Vinyl is available in a wide variety of colors and styles, and it can often be painted to match your home or be a complementary color. If you’re inclined toward metal fencing, wrought iron and aluminum are common choices that are beautiful, but they need to be used in the correct setting. For instance, a quaint little Cape Cod would look strange with an imposing wrought iron fence. Chain-link, on the other hand, fits most housing styles, but it’s not excessively ornamental.
Finally, don’t forget that there are many natural material choices. You can make a fence out of stone, for instance. You can also have fences made out of bushes, hedges, or shrubs. These look beautiful and add to the charm of many different house styles.
Decoration And Adornment
Finally, don’t forget that there are adornments that you can add to your fence that will make it look just perfect for your home. The more it matches your home, the more it will improve your curb appeal. Even if it’s a fence that you love, it’s not going to enhance your home’s value if it just stands out like a sore thumb. So consider adding pretty plants, toppers, or anything else just to tie it all together.
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.