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increased security using a beautiful new fence

I own a landscape supply company and have done fairly well over the years. Until recently, security was never an issue, but then, I had two thefts occur. Someone had stolen mulch and gravel from my supplies. I knew that it was time for me to get serious about increasing security to prevent it from happening a third time. I talked with a fencing contractor about what type of fencing would help improve security without taking away from the pleasant appearance of the grounds. My blog will tell you how we accomplished the increased security using a beautiful new fence.

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Fence Advice: If You're On The Fence About Which Fence To Go With

Carter Hopkins

If you are in the market for a new fence then you want to choose one that works well with your yard and with your lifestyle. This way, you know you are going to be happy with the final product once it's installed. You will also know this will be a fence you will look forward to keeping up for many years and not end up wishing you had gone another way. The information provided here will help you settle on the right fence.

If you desire privacy for your yard

If you would like to have more privacy when you are out in your yard, or you don't like the idea of people being able to see right into your home when your shades are open then you may want to go with a solid wood fence. You can prevent others from seeing in, but you also want to consider that you are also restricting your view of your neighborhood. If this doesn't bother you, then you may have found the right fence. You also want to keep in mind that wood fences can need a lot of upkeep and repairs if you are in an area with extreme temperatures. Some of the benefits of a solid wood fence include:

  • They can be painted any color of your choosing
  • They also prevent dogs from being able to get in your yard
  • They can prevent deer from jumping in your yard; they like to see what's on the other side
  • They can keep your dog quieter since they won't be exposed to as much stimuli

If you don't want to visually cut yourself off from the rest of the neighborhood

If you don't like the idea of not being able to see the neighborhood from your yard, then you can go with a chain link fence, a wrought iron fence or a wood fence with gaps between each board. Each of these fences will allow you to continue enjoying an openness to your yard.

A chain link fence -

A chain link fence will give you a clean and unobstructed view of the area around you. The fence will be sturdy and it will do a good job of keeping unwanted people out and keeping pets and children in.  Other benefits of a chain link fence include:

  • They can be a more affordable option
  • They are made from weather resistant materials
  • They can have slats or rolled wood added to the in the future to offer privacy
  • They allow others to see that you have a dog on the premises

A wrought iron fence –

A wrought iron fence will give you a decorative option that you can still see right through to enjoy the scenes that surround your home. They can have decorative additions included in their designing that help to pull them right in to the rest of your landscaping. They can also be worked in around wood, brick and other materials for the utmost in décor. Other benefits of a wrought iron fence include:

  • A weather resistant design due to materials used
  • A naturally decorative look
  • Can easily be painted to match your home or to whatever color you choose

A wood fence with gaps –

A wood fence with gaps will give you the benefits of a wood fence if this is something you'd prefer to go with. It will also do a good job of keeping the unwanted out and your dogs and kids in. Other benefits of going with a wood fence with gaps include:

  • They can be painted any color of your choosing
  • They have a more decorative appearance to them
  • They give you the best of both worlds; a wood fence and the ability to see through them

Talk to a contractor, like Four Corners Fencing, for more help.


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