Nothing sets off a house quite like an attractive fence. However, it’s important that you choose the right fence that will match your home’s style and give it great curb appeal while also serving a practical need. Perhaps you want a fence to increase your privacy or to add a special, aesthetic touch to your home. On the other hand, you might be considering a fence to serve as a protective barrier in restraining your pets, or to keep your children safe and your property secure. Let the home improvement specialists from Handyman Connection of Blue Ash help you find the perfect style fence that will suit your needs while beautifying your home and landscape.
The charming style of picket fences
If you have a Cape Cod, Victorian, Georgian or Neo-Colonial-style home, opt for the classic and timeless look of the picket fence. This fence adds a welcoming feel to your front yard and looks great with perennials and flowers planted along its border. You can also have a correlating arbor and gate installed with attractive hinges and a matching latch. While this fence style is available in carefree vinyl, a wooden picket fence offers a rustic look to match your home and surroundings. If you want some privacy, choose a picket fence with lattice panels or a style that has narrow spacing between the slats. Additionally, the stockade fence, which is a type of picket fence, has no slats between its six-foot-tall boards and provides complete privacy. Although not the rule, horizontal or vertical-board fences look best with ranch-style homes.
The basket weave fence
The basket weave fence is a perfect choice if you have uneven and sloping landscaping. As a beautiful, traditional style fence, it will give your home dignity and privacy and especially serves as a great backyard privacy barrier. Like other style fences, it comes in maintenance-free vinyl or paintable wood.
Masonry or stone fences
While stone, brick or concrete fences look fantastic with homes of like materials, they also compliment Craftsman and English Tudor-style homes. Furthermore, you can get creative with this style of fencing. For example, mortared stone or brick columns installed to hold wooden fence rails or wrought-iron panels give a stately and classic look. Then, you can top the columns with pots of cascading flowers or your favorite finial if you wish.
The ornamental wrought iron fence
The distinctively elegant wrought iron fence best matches classic urban brownstone homes, as well as Mediterranean and Spanish architectural houses; however, it makes a great fit for ranch-style homes, also. As one of the most popular ornamental fences on the market, it’s available in aluminum, which is lighter than wrought iron and won’t chip or peel.
Before making your decision
Prior to purchasing the style fence you want, we’d like to offer you some last-minute tips. First, check with your city or town’s zoning regulations and building codes. There may be restrictions on what materials and size of fence you can install. Secondly, it might be a good idea to find out if you have any underground water or gas lines where your new fence will be installed. Rupturing a gas or water line can be disastrous. Thirdly, since your fence is a major investment and a lasting structure, be sure the style you choose is the one you really favor. Lastly, if you need professional advice or assistance with your project, please give Handyman Connection of Blue Ash a call. Whether you’re thinking of installing a new fence for your home or need some help with its upkeep, our experienced craftsmen are here to help you! Contact us today for your free, no obligation estimate.