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Fences  /  July 1, 2021

Do You Need A Fence?

Does Your Home Need A Fence

Are you thinking about building a fence on your property? Whether you need a fence or not depends on your individual circumstances, but even if it isn’t strictly necessary, you may still benefit from fence installation in Red Deer in ways that you may not expect. Whether you are thinking about installing a new fence or weighing whether you should take down or repair an existing one, you should take the following into consideration.

1. Aesthetics

In some cases, fences serve a primarily decorative purpose. People put them up because they like the way they look and what they add to the property as a whole. For example, a wrought-iron fence adds a touch of elegance and class to a vintage home, while a white picket fence adds a comfortable, homey feeling to almost any style of house, especially if it is relatively small.

A well-maintained fence can add to the curb appeal of your home and potentially increase its value. However, if your fence is older and has started to look a little shabby, you might want to hire fence repair services to spruce it back up to its original condition.

2. Safety and Security

Young children and pets can get lost or hurt if they wander out of the yard. One reason why many people put up fences is to create a barrier that keeps children and pets in the yard where they are can be supervised. Safety is therefore a major benefit that a fence can provide. Some people have fences for both safety and aesthetics on their property. They have a decorative fence out front, where passersby can see it, then have a more utilitarian fence in the backyard where children and pets are more likely to play. However, others have a decorative fence that performs double duty for safety.

If a fence is effective at keeping people in the yard, it follows that it can also help to keep unwanted visitors out. Therefore, some people put up fences as security against unwanted wildlife and human trespassers. There are heavy-duty security fences that resist being climbed by trespassers. However, you do not need this type of fence unless you really want it. Even a fence that is primarily decorative can serve as at least a mild deterrent against intruders on your property. It still presents an obstacle that needs to be surmounted before someone can come onto your property without permission.

3. Privacy

It can be hard to relax in your outdoor space if your neighbours can observe everything you do. A privacy fence protects your outdoor activities from prying eyes or even casual observation by your neighbours. Privacy fences are usually at least six feet tall and made of solid material so people cannot see through them. However, some are built in a shadowbox style that allows light and air through while still not allowing people to see in.

Wood is a common material for privacy fences. Cedar is popular for its natural resistance to rot and bugs, as well as its rich, naturally occurring colour. However, it is a more expensive material. Pressure-treated wood is a more affordable option. It is also more versatile as you can change its colour by staining or painting it. However, the cross pieces on the inside may give the fence an unfinished look. Any type of wooden fence will need maintenance to keep it in good condition and eventually have to be replaced.

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