A lot of people don't consider too many factors when it comes to wood fence design. According to experts in` the fencing industry, upwards of 90% of applications for residential fences were for private stockade fences. We're all familiar with these -- and statistically speaking, you're likely to have a stockade fence or the similarly popular iron grate design around your own property.
The fence industry is big business in the United States. Each year, about $51 billion in revenue is generated by fencing and construction companies. That might seem a bit high at first, but don't forget that an overwhelming percentage of homes have at least some fencing around them.
When looking for a new home, everyone has their list of criteria: bigger kitchen with granite counter tops, certain number of bathrooms and bedrooms, carpet or not, and so on. However, does anyone really consider residential fences and gates? With the incredible amount of fence styles available to us nowadays, a new homeowner should be well informed about residential fences and gates before even buying a home. For example, did you know that a nice aluminum fence will not only improve the appeal of the home but also offers a return of investment around 65%? The return of investment depends on the type of fence, but just having a fence or gate is always better than not.