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5 Reasons Why Putting Up a Fence Is Always a Good Idea

The U.S. fencing market size was estimated at USD 8.20 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.0% from 2022 to 2030 – states grandviewresearch.com

Building fences is a concept that has been around for a long time and according to market statistics isn’t gouging anywhere. While the exact origin of “marking your land” cannot be pinpointed, whoever decided this was a way to keep unknown people and animals out pretty much invented modern civilization.

And then came Numa (the second king of Rome). He decreed that all men who own land must outline it as theirs. Thus the idea of modern home fences was born. Fast forward to today, and Costa Home Renovations LLC is doing an excellent job of building fences and renovating homes.

Bear in mind walls are not fences. To better understand the concept and your options, read on:

What Is a Fence?

The fence is described as a boundary or a barrier, made from wire, wood, or metal to keep intruders and those who don’t own the property away. This is also a way of marking the property line especially if no one is on the premises.

Types Of Fences

Besides the obvious purpose of protection, fences also add an aesthetic appeal to the house. The “American dream” often includes a white picket fence with a labrador lounging nearby. Therefore the type of fence you choose also impacts the curb appeal of your property.

There are a few different types of fences you can choose from to install on your property. Here are a few that your contractor might recommend:

  1. Brick wall Fences
  2. Aluminum
  3. Wooden
  4. Chain-link
  5. Iron
  6. Bamboo
  7. Barbed wire
  8. Vinyl coated
  9. Living
  10. Electric

The good thing about fences is that they are totally customizable no matter what material you choose. Since fencing styles are versatile you can add security features such as sensors as well as cameras and alarms to the boundary as well.

Some Interesting Facts about Fences

  • The colonial era was when Americans first began installing fences and painting them white. When mass production began, these types of fences became popular and this also reduced the prices significantly.
  • Wrought iron fences were added by the affluent classes in the 19th century which later became an affordable option due to mass production.
  • The longest fence in the world is in Australia. Dingo Fence, which stretches 5,614 kilometers (3,488 miles) in length and 5.9ft in height, was constructed between 1880 and 1885. Another name for this fence is Dog Fence. It was primarily designed to keep wild dogs out of the fertile southeastern part of Australia.
  • In ancient times, the cheapest alternative to erecting a fence was to dig a deep ditch or trench and fill it with water. This kind of fence was called a moat and was used to keep attackers at bay.

Benefits Of Installing a Fence

Your purpose for the fence may dictate the type of fence you choose. However, it is necessary to consider zoning laws, especially those that prohibit erecting fences to a specific height or using materials that hinder the view of a public street.

This is why it is necessary to hire a contractor and sort out the permits and construction details for you.

Privacy 

You might assume that the exterior of your home is enough to keep the property private. While this might be true, a boundary line around the court yard is also valuable in terms of added privacy.

You can enjoy a full-fledged barbeque, a pool day, or hang out with your family without the fear of being watched away by the prying eyes of nosy neighbors. If zoning laws allow you can erect the fence rather high and get complete privacy.

Security

Security for a home is just as crucial as commercial property. Therefore if you are planning to take some security measures look into adding a fence to the property. Fence materials such as barbed wire, electric fences, and similar materials are ideal to keep intruders away.

Moreover, these fences give you the right vantage point to mount the camera and get a live feed from the outside and inside of the property.

Safety And Health

If you have a family then you are likely to have days when the only opinion is sitting in the sun while the little ones tire their hearts out. A fence is a perfect ally. All you need to do is place a pool chair and see your kids and dogs run around in the sun without the fear of criminal activity.

Moreover, this is the perfect place to get your dose of vitamin D. You don’t have to first get ready for the pool or be anxious about what Sharon from next door will say.

Property Value

Of course, the value of the land is what determines the market value of your home should you choose to sell. But houses that have sturdy fences with security features often get the attention of serious buyers.

When listing your home the realtor is bound to add details on the fence, the type, and additional features as well as pictures. This is likely to fetch you an attractive sum compared to a home that does not have a functional fence.

Landscaping Opportunities

The most common view for any home is the well-manicured lawn that just sits there. A fence gives you the opportunity to do some landscaping, grow a plant or two, and even set up your own herb garden.

If you are someone who enjoys some creative landscaping and like a fountain, some pebbles, or even a tiny lake around the boundary, a fence is a place to start.

Finding the right Fence Installation Contractors Near You

More often than not, finding the right contractors is a challenge. One way to navigate this territory is to look for recommendations, reviews, and ratings for a local contractor. 
For us, Costa Home Renovations LLC ticks all the boxes. Reach out to their team and get an estimate for your fencing installation, maintenance, or repair.

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