What Does Your Fence Say About You?
Fences are more diverse than you might realize and can be adapted to a variety of situations.
Although your final fencing choice will probably reflect your fence’s utility, it’s also important to think about your personality and style when selecting a fence. Your fence is one of the first things that visitors will see when they come to your home, and each style of fencing says something about who you are as a person. Carefully considering your needs and the type of message you want to send with your fence can help you make a choice that you and your family will be happy with for years.
If you love a classic style that will last through the latest trends, a white picket fence is probably the right choice for you. Although these fences were traditionally made with wooden pickets, modern fences are typically made of vinyl. Fence pickets are durable and available in a variety of styles, with different edgings, colors and heights available. Although picket fences are cute as a button, their short stature won’t do much more than frame your front yard and keep your grass from escaping.
Some fence options are better at keeping your home safer than others. A classic white picket fence, for example, can often be scaled with an aggressive hop. A tall fence, however, demonstrates that you take security seriously. These fences can be constructed out of any common fencing material, but vertical metal bars, vinyl slats or wooden planks are often the best at keeping out adventurous thieves. Adorning your home with a security fence lets thieves know that they’re better off searching for a mark elsewhere.
If your family includes a dog or two, a strong fence is paramount for the safety of both your dog and your neighbors. A good dog fence must have a few important features beyond durability; if your dog is a good jumper, you’ll need a fence that is high enough to keep it contained. Chain link fences are often a good choice for dog lovers; some people consider chain link fences a less stylish option, but dogs love these fences. The fence keeps the dog safely contained while allowing your four-legged friend to watch the world from the safety of his territory.
Seeker of Solitude
For those who want to use their yards without a neighbor peeking in, privacy fences are a must. A good privacy fence is tall and doesn’t have gaps between the slats for curious eyes to peek through. Vinyl is the most common material for privacy fences; vinyl slats can fit together seamlessly, keeping your backyard activities blocked away from the outside world.
No home is complete without a fence. If you need to add a fence as a finishing touch to your home, contact Hastie Fence today for more information about our fencing options.