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Home Improvement  /  April 13, 2016

Fences 101: Which Style Fits You Best?

When it comes to fences, the style choices available today are endless. While it is nice to have so many options to choose from, it can be difficult for a homeowner to know which kind would best fit their property and needs. If you’re thinking about fencing in your McKinney property, the first question you should ask yourself is, “What purpose will my fence serve?” For the most part, fences fall into three main categories: privacy, functionality, and decor. Now knowing that, which category are you leaning towards? Are you wanting to gain a little space from you and your next door neighbor? Tired of having to keep your dog on a leash and hoping to accomplish a new play area for the little pal? Or maybe you just want to add some appeal to the look of your McKinney home and think a nicely stained fence will do the trick? Whatever the case may be, understanding your motive will help you hone in on which style of fence can best get the job done.

Looking for privacy?

Transform your outdoor space into a secluded hideaway with a privacy fence. With this style, the fence posts are fleshed together allowing no gaps for peeking through. Privacy fences can be constructed with many different materials including wood, cedar or vinyl.

Looking for charm?

Nothing says charm like a classic, white picket fence. This attractive design is constructed with sturdy, commercial-grade vinyl. The vinyl is framed into extra-wide posts set off by thinner top and bottom rails and then finished with a scalloped top.

Looking for a rustic touch?

Traditionally used on farms to keep livestock from straying, split-rail fences have taken a new spin on their purpose. Once used for functionality has now become a more decorative feature for homeowners looking to add a rustic touch to their exterior look.

Looking for functionality?

The great thing about metal fences is that they can create property boundaries without having to take on a completely private feel. They feature an open design with spaced out pickets often topped with scrollwork. Aluminum is one of the least expensive types of metal used for fencing and can offer homeowners a durable and long-lasting option.

Think you know which style of fence fits your wish list? The experts at Handyman Connection of McKinney are professionals when it comes to fence materials and installations. We can help you get your fence project from start to finish in no time. Request your free, no-obligation project consultation and estimate with one of our fence material and installation specialists.

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