What Should Your Fence Look Like?
One of the ways that landowners care for their properties is by ensuring that there is a marked boundary. There is no value in clearing your land, planting crops or flowerbeds or even bringing in livestock if no one knows where your property stops and the property of the next landowner starts. Boundaries matter, but what that boundary will look like will depend on many factors. Before you call the fencing contractors and ask them to install a fence, you must decide what type of fence you need.
Choosing your fence
If you need an ornamental fence running along the edge of your garden, your needs will be different from someone who wants to prevent trespassers from accessing their land. If you must keep animals contained and stop them from wandering off their property and causing damage or getting lost, your needs will be different again. Here are three questions to consider before you speak to a fencing contractor.
What terrain will you cover?
Sometimes, you want to enclose a comparatively small area on flat ground. At other times, you might want to cover several miles of sloping ground. The fencing solutions must be different for these situations. Installing miles of featherboard or closeboard fencing could be prohibitively expensive, especially if the fence must be regularly adjusted for height variations. For longer distances, a wire fencing solution is often a good option, although you must ensure that the height and strength of the fencing are sufficient to prevent animals from going over or through the fence.
Do you need privacy?
Often, fences only keep people from crossing onto your property, but sometimes you want more than that. If you want to live unobserved, and enjoy your property without prying eyes following your activities, speak to a fencing contractor about closeboard fencing, and how they can ensure that your home is safe from unwanted observation.
What appearance do you like?
If you are fencing land away from your home, you may not be too concerned about appearance. But if you have to look at the fence every day, or if you have close neighbours, who must see the fence, then pick a fencing solution that will blend well with surrounding properties. Talk to the fencing contractor about the merits of Venetian fencing, Trellis fencing, or whatever style is similar to neighbouring homes. If you have particular concerns about keeping children or pets safe, the fencing contractor can offer you a solution that is tall enough and strong enough without distracting from the appearance of your neighbourhood.
For more information, contact a fencing contractor near you.