Deciding to build a backyard fence happens for a variety of reasons. Pets, children, protecting a garden, securing a pool, providing safety or simply adding a new look to a property are all reasons.
Making the decision to build is one thing, ensuring you have the new backyard fence you imagine is another. There are a variety of considerations when deciding to build, and we look at a few in this blog post.
Building a backyard fence to last takes planning, care and attention to detail during fence construction. There are plenty of online resources with help for DIYers looking to build a backyard fence as a weekend project.
Ensuring a fence is built to last requires quality materials and proven construction techniques. While these can be learned online, there is value in considering using an experienced, proven Twin Cities fence contractor for the job.
Deciding the style of fence you seek is among the first choices. Should it provide privacy, or allow sunshine and wind to pass through it?
Identifying the height of the fence to do the job you seek is another step. Is it designed to keep dogs and children enclosed and safe? Or, are you seeking some security, making it more difficult for people to get into your yard.
Providing security is also a consideration for the material you are using. While stronger fence materials provide better security, the aesthetic of the choice is likely even more important.
Seeking a more natural look to the fence? Try installing a wood fence, which come with a variety of designs and construction styles, either pickets spaced apart, or tongue-and-groove boards fit together and attached to cross beams.
Weather-resistant aluminum fencing provides the traditional look of an iron fence as well as security as the strongest fence material.
Chain link is also an option, providing security and containment as well as allowing light and sun through.
Our next blog post will identify other factors to consider when building a backyard fence, including cost and environmental considerations.