Adding a fence is an excellent way to improve the design of your home as well as add value to it. But before you jump into the process of installing fencing at your humble abode, you need to carefully think about what type is ideal for your home. Do you need privacy from nosey neighbors? Security to keep out the bad guys? Maybe a barrier to keep your pets and children from running off into the streets? Below are a few suggestions on finding the right style for your home that I found through the guys at Fencing Unlimited.
Ranch Home? Try Split Rail Fencing
Split rail fencing is a great way to give your home a rustic touch. This style of fencing is a little rough
around the edges and has a natural feel to it. Its low profile and long lines mimic the design of ranch homes and a rough wood offers a complementary texture against a brick home. This style fence holds a strong history to it being fairly prevalent during the American civil war. They were traditionally constructed using American chestnut but now a days it’s fairly common to see cedar being used. You can still see historical examples all throughout central VA and Richmond VA on the many civil war battle grounds.
For your basic, two-story home, opt for fence installation with picket fencing. These fences can be as tall as you desire and their long, lean profile mimics that of the home. This is a classic fence design that works well with a wide variety homes and allows your home to remain in clear view, perfect for those who live in subdivisions. This style was first popularized during the colonial days of the American Revolutionary War.
Long Lasting and Low Maintenance? Try Vinyl Fencing
Finally, if you’re looking for a fence with many benefits then you should definitely make sure not to overlook the Vinyl option. The vinyl breakthrough has been around since the 1980’s bringing strength and durability to everyone that chooses to use it. Compared to wood it’s strength is fivefold. There are no toxic chemicals used to treat it like wood does. You will also find that there are many color options
and the cost is usually cheaper than wood or other metals. This is actually the same type of fencing that I had purchased from the folks at Fencing Unlimited back in 2005 and it’s still holding strong. It’s battled all the weather elements that Richmond provides us and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. I would say that I would continue to do business with them again but it looks like my fence has a long life to live. However, if you were thinking about new fencing somewhere in the near future then definitely give them a call!