How to Choose the Right Fence
If you’re on the fence about installing fencing on your property, don’t be! Fences offer great value for homeowners and potential buyers alike. They are an easy and effective way to boost curb appeal. With the right design, you can enhance your landscaping and greenery, while clearly defining borders. Fences can also add dimension to a property and provide homeowners with privacy and security. If your home is on the market, a well-maintained fence can even increase buyer interest. So, the question is not whether to add a fence, but rather, what fence is right for you? Fences generally fall into three categories, and we’ll walk you through each one.
If you’re looking to make a statement on your property, a decorative fence is the way to go. Although they come in many styles and materials, try to choose one that compliments the design of your home and fits well with its surroundings. One popular choice is the white picket fence. This style suggests feelings of a warm and welcoming home and is ideal for front yards or garden enclosures. Lattice fences can be incredibly ornate and are perfect when paired with decks, patios, and pools. If you prefer a rustic look, split-rail fences are inexpensive options that evoke an aura of toughness and tradition.
Sometimes what we need in a fence is strength and durability. In that case, metal styles make the most sense. Wrought iron fences can incorporate beautiful decorative elements but stay sturdy enough to withstand severe weather or anything else that comes their way. If you’re looking for a less expensive option, aluminum fences offer savings with long-lasting strength. These fences can be customized by shape and size, and vertical pickets make it difficult for intruders to climb over. While not the most attractive option, chain-link fences are among the least expensive fencing materials and are perfect for providing a safe enclosure for children and pets to play in the yard. Metal fences can be especially difficult to install, so seek the help of a professional. Excel Fencing & Decking offers experienced fence installation in Maryland and we don’t consider a job complete until you are 100% satisfied!
Privacy for Your Property
We can pick where we live, but not always who lives next to us. If you’re next door to nosy neighbors, a privacy fence is probably best for you. Vinyl fences are popular in residential areas for their combination of privacy, durability, and low maintenance. Wooden plank fences are elegant and sturdy options that prevent prying eyes and offer noise protection. Scalloped tops provide a decorative element and give the fence a sense of movement and flow. Stockade fences are similar to planks, but their jagged tops give added security.
Whatever fence you choose for your property; Excel Fencing & Decking is here to help. We’ve been serving the Greater Baltimore region since 1998 and we’d love to help with all your fencing needs!