Three Important Fencing Questions For Your Custom Home

Three Important Fencing Questions For Your Custom Home

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If you've been custom designing your new home, don't let any of the details slide by in the planning process. You don't have to limit your customization to the inside of your house. Think about your new residential fence design, and how a new fence can speak volumes about your new home. Different fence styles can send different messages, and if you want your house to have a specific look and feel, it comes down to fencing. After all, it's the first thing people will see! Here are just a few things to consider when planning your residential fence design:

What style am I going for? - Whether you're a fan of the more traditional styles, like the classic white picket fence, or something more involved and unique like a wrought-iron fence, your fencing should reflect your home's style. If you have an older home, a vinyl fence may give the wrong contrast to your home's style. If you want a nice, sleek aluminum fence, it will improve the curb appeal of your home, and can offer a 65% return of investment.

What is the purpose of the fence? - Whether you're planning on becoming part of the 80 to 90% of fence applicants who are requesting privacy fencing, or you need a protective vinyl fencing for your new in-ground pool, there's a fence for every job. Ask your fencing contractors about how you can design the perfect fence for your purpose, be it privacy or decoration.

How much do you want to spend? - Different materials are going to land you in different price ranges, so you should be prepared with a budget when you start to plan with your contractors. On average, a pressure treated wooden fence post costs about $10, and can protect your wooden fence from intrusive weather elements and rot. Some materials, like wrought-iron fencing, are going to cost much more, so keep an eye out for options you know for sure you can rule out. There are plenty of fence types for you to choose from in your range.

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