If your family includes children who are starting to play outside on their own and/or a dog you’d prefer not to have on a chain, you may have been thinking about fence options for your property.
What a growing family needs to consider when evaluating a fence for their yard:
Security. This includes keeping your children and dogs from wandering away when you aren’t watching them, but also keeping unwanted people and animals from entering your yard.
Privacy. This includes keeping passers by, neighbors and others from easily seeing what is going on in your yard. It could also include ensuring your children or dogs can’t be distracted by events outside of your yard, limiting the risk they will leave.
Durability. When building a fence, particularly one designed for a family, ensuring it is constructed soundly for both stability and durability is important. This makes sure your family fence remains sturdy and dependable for the years it is growing.
Price. Price is a factor for any family, particularly a growing one. Maintenance is also considered a price by many. How often do you need to work on the fence to keep it durable and looking nice?
While these are the factors to consider when evaluating a backyard fence to protect children and pets, they are applied to the types of fences that are on the market. In addition to fence types, consider seeking estimates from multiple fence contractors to find an affordable, trustworthy solution.
Our next post discusses the various types of fences, the advantages and disadvantages of each against the factors outlined above to help you find the fence that best fits with keeping your growing family safe.
To learn more about all the fence options available for a family, or any type of residential or commercial fencing needs, call Midwest Fence today at 651-451-2222.