Building a fence is not a decision you should undertake lightly. There are some factors to consider when building a fence such as cost and labor. However, there are good reasons to have a fence around your property. In this article, we’ll explore 5 reasons why you want a fence. Then, you can decide if they’re good enough reasons to go ahead and do it.
1) Fences provide privacy.
Do you feel exposed when you’re in your yard. Without a fence, you are. Your neighbors and passers-by can see what’s going on. If you put up a fence, then you’ll have some privacy so your yard time can be your own. A privacy fence can make your yard more comfortable and usable, which will add livable space for your family surrounding your home.
2) Fences provide safety.
Do you have children or pets? Well, if you do, a fence can provide a level of safety to your yard. You can let your children play or your pets romp around in the yard, knowing they can’t go too far away. It’s peace of mind that can’t be beat.
3) Fences provide a deterrent to intruders.
This goes hand in hand with privacy and safety. A fence can tell an intruder that your home is off limits. It’s just too problematic to break into your home and not worth the effort. The fence can keep human and animal trespassers out of your yard. Those animal trespassers can no longer get at your garden and you can maintain a lovely garden without pesky intruders eating away at it.
4) Fences can block road noise.
Live on noisy street? Installing a fence that borders your yard can play a big part in cutting down roadside noise. A reinforced wood fence can provide a sound block that has 70% of the noise reduction that a concrete barrier does. Not bad, eh?
5) Fences can define yard boundaries.
In a dispute with your neighbor as to where his yard ends and yours begins, a fence can make all the difference in the world. Just make sure you’re putting the fence up around the actual borders of your property and following zoning laws.