There are many reasons why you may want to install a residential fence. You may have pets or small children and would feel better knowing that they are safely contained within the limits of your yard. This is especially true if you live in an area where you may have a higher flow of traffic. You May also want to install a fence if you live in a heavily populated area and you would enjoy a little bit of privacy from nearby neighbors.
Fences can provide both privacy and safety. Fences also are functional if you are seeking some division. You may have a large amount of land and want to section off a certain portion of it for children or animals. This prevents you from worrying about either wandering off.
In most residential and rural areas, you can install whatever type of fence you would like. There are various types to choose from. The most common residential fences are chain link, wooden privacy fences, plastic privacy fences and wrought iron fences. Privacy fences are made of planks that line up directly next to one another. These planks create panels that block out your yard from people’s sight lines. Privacy fences can be four feet, five feet or six feet in height. If you select a four-foot fence it may be to keep a dog that continually barks from viewing neighboring yard or the busy street. A five-foot fence keeps children out of people’s sight lines and prevents dogs from barking at constant distractions. A six-foot privacy fence is commonly used to block out sight from all neighbors and people passing by. Homeowners who have pools and hot tubs continually chose this type of fence for ultimate privacy. Wrought iron fences and chain link fences do not provide privacy but they provide a secured boundary. If you are looking for a wrought iron fence brooklyn ny and other large cities have many fence companies to choose from. The fence company should send out a representative to your home. The representative will be able to provide you with a written quote and financing information for your fence.
If you live in a home owners association (HOA) you may have fence rules. Some homeowners associations only allow wrought iron fences. Chain link fences are not as visually appealing and wood fences require maintenance to keep them looking nice. If you install a wooden fence you will have to stain it and waterproof it to prevent deterioration. Some homeowners associations do not trust home owners to perform necessary maintenance on their wooden fences and will only allow plastic fences or wrought iron. Homeowners associations are also known for having very strict fence rules. Be sure to read your bi-laws and have all fences approved by the HOA board members. If you have a corner house there may be a height restriction. If your home is near a water feature or a club house there may also be a height restriction. Once you have the go-ahead from your HOA you can then arrange an installation date with the fence installation company.