You probably already know that installing a privacy fence is a smart way to add value and security to your home, but there other, less-obvious benefits as well. But first we’ll start by addressing security and value as the most important reasons a privacy fence should be first on your list of this year’s home remodels.
Security and Value
Did you know that having a privacy fence around your property can
drastically lower your homeowner insurance rates? Depending on your
insurance carrier, you can pay far less for coverage and in time your
privacy fence will have paid for itself and more. A well-built,
well-maintained privacy fence will also increase your home’s resale
value should you ever decide to sell.
As you look around your neighborhood, what do you see? How do your
neighbors’ fences look? How attractive or unattractive do their fences
make their houses look? Do their fences, or lack thereof, make them an
easy target for thieves? Now think about how you want your home to
compare to those around you. Is your home as secure as you want it to
Of course a privacy fence won’t keep 100% of dangers off of your
property, but it will provide a deterrent layer of protection from
passers-by and will control entry to and from your yard. Often
homeowners don’t think about security until it’s too late. With a
privacy fence your fears of being robbed or worse will be greatly
Privacy fences allow you to have gatherings with friends and family
in seclusion without disturbing neighbors and, sometimes more
importantly, without neighbors disturbing you. Keeping up good neighbor
relations is important, and with a privacy fence it’s that much easier.
If your kids go outside and play, a privacy fence keeps them in your
yard and keeps unwanted strangers away. It also provides a boundary for
your outdoor living spaces so you can enjoy them without the
neighborhood looking in.
If you have a pool or are planning for a pool in your yard, a privacy fence is a must. It will deter pool crashers from entering your yard while you’re away and keep your family shielded from potential onlookers while you’re outside.
Outdoor pets need a confined space to roam and play. A privacy fence
serves both to keep them on your property and keep them from becoming a
nuisance to neighbors and vice versa. A privacy fence also keeps stray
animals from wandering into your yard and doing damage to your property
or injuring loved ones.
Protection from Weather
When severe weather strikes in Kansas, high winds can damage your
backyard and everything contained in it. A well-built privacy fence will
protect your garden, outdoor living spaces and home by providing a
protective barrier from damaging winds.
A privacy fence provides a boundary demarcation between yours and
your neighbors’ property. As mentioned before, keeping up neighbor
relations is a valuable step in building a strong neighborhood. When a
fence is installed on property lines, it serves as a clear indication
where each neighbor is permitted to mow, plant and build.
Before having a privacy fence installed, familiarize yourself with
your local permit requirements, regulations of fence height, zoning and
HOA rules. Consult your neighbors before adding a fence so that everyone
is on the same page and no expensive surprises surface after the fence
is already up.
Remember before installing a privacy fence that you may need to move a
large item into the yard at some point. That’s why it’s important to
make a portion of the fence removable in the event you need to back a
vehicle into the yard or any other scenario where a gate might not be
wide enough. Having this capability gives you the benefit of a privacy
fence with the option of opening it up for uncommon circumstances.
There is a wide variety of materials and designs you can use for your privacy fence. You can choose from different woods, composites or metals to fit your style, budget and needs. Contact Reddi Fence at 316-858-0757 for a free consultation on how a privacy fence can enhance your home and make your yard a better place to be.
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