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Everything you need to know about fencing your property

Are you on the fence about fencing your property? We understand. It can be a costly installation with no promises of making significant returns on your investment. Fences, however, can be great additions to any property.

It frames your property

A fence can be the final touch to complete your property’s exterior features. The right type (in the right color and decorative finish) will frame your house beautifully, enhancing its curb appeal and overall attractiveness.

Fences not only frame your property aesthetically. These additions establish your home’s boundaries and let everyone know what’s still considered public domain and what isn’t, especially if you want some privacy.

It creates a sheltered space for play and recreation

If you have kids and/or pets, having a fenced-in property will make you more at ease of letting them out to play. Just keep the gates closed and you won’t have to worry about them getting outside and possibly in harm’s way.

When the yard isn’t used for play, it can be used for other things, such as summer get-togethers and fetes as well as al fresco dinners with friends and loved ones. Depending on how tall the fence is, you might be able to enjoy some quiet R&R outside and away from the prying eyes of passersby.

Now that you know some of the benefits of installing fences around your home, here are a couple of things you should know before calling the professionals.

  • Know your property lines

    Avoid instigating turf wars with your neighbors. You can get this information from the land surveyor or the county assessor’s office. Keeping your fence within property lines will also avoid any mishaps should you decide to sell your home.

  • Inspect the grounds

    Property lines aren’t the only things to consider. Your fence should be built around your utilities, too, not to mention tree roots and rocks. Invite an inspector to survey your property to mark areas that are suitable for the fence installation.

  • Different types of fences have their own purposes

    If privacy is what you’re after, nothing beats tall, wooden fences. These are also reasonably priced and rather durable. Vinyl fences don’t require much care and can enhance the look of your home at a cost. Wrought iron is beautiful and strong, but expensive and requires regular maintenance to protect it from rust.

    When shopping around, consider your community’s local climate and if there are any zoning laws or HOA regulations you need to follow.

  • Be specific about your fencing needs

    If you’re asking friends and neighbors for referrals, be as specific as possible. This will help you receive strong recommendations for qualified fence installers.

    Don’t forget to check in with your realtor. They might have a couple of professionals in their contacts that can help you with your mission.

Here at Urban Luxe Real Estate, our network consists of a wide variety of real estate contractors. Let us know what kind of service you need, and we’ll be happy to connect you to someone. Reach out to us at info(at)urbanluxere(dotted)com or 480.359.6519.