Home Improvement  /  April 26, 2016

All About Fences

When it comes to residential fences, there are many styles to choose from, making it difficult for a homeowner to decide which kind would best fit their property and needs. Most residential fences fall into three main categories: privacy, functionality, and decor. Knowing that, what are your fencing needs? Do you need a little privacy from your neighbor? Does your four-legged friend need a place to run around unleashed? Do you need a fence around your swimming pool? If you’re thinking about adding a fence to your home, let Handyman Connection help you.

Looking for privacy?

A quality privacy fence can keep out sounds, sights and people from your surrounding area. With this style, the fence posts are fleshed together allowing no gaps. Privacy fences can be constructed with many different materials including wood, cedar or vinyl. Popular privacy fence styles include board and batten, vertical board and stockade.

Are you more traditional?

Nothing says classic charm like a white picket fence. This attractive design is distinguished by the evenly-spaced vertical boards attached to horizontal rails. Picket fences are a decorative way to contain pets and children without blocking views, and are used around both front and back yards. They can be constructed with wood or sturdy, commercial-grade vinyl.  

Looking for decorative and rustic?

Split-rail fences are traditionally used on farms, keeping livestock from straying. Once used for functionality, they have now become a more decorative feature for homeowners looking to add a rustic touch to their property.

Does it need to be functional?

A metal fence can create property boundaries without taking on a completely private feel. These fences feature an open design with spaced out pickets often topped with ornamental scrollwork. Chain-link aluminum fencing is one of the least expensive types of metal used for fencing and offers homeowners a durable and long-lasting option.

If you happen to live in a neighborhood with a Homeowner’s Association, double-check if they have covenants in place for fences. It is not uncommon for HOA’s to require that you obtain approval on your fence plan prior to installation.

Don’t know which style of fence works for you? The experts at Handyman Connection are here to help when it comes to fence styles, materials and installation. We can help you with your fence project from start to finish. Call us today for your free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experts.

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