Homeowners don’t always have a yard that’s ready to go for barbecues, gardening, and poolside fun. Each family is different, and every homeowner requires different things to create an outdoor space that truly fits their needs and lifestyle. If you’ve found that your backyard isn’t quite equipped to host and facilitate your family’s summer fun, don’t fret! Consider installing a backyard fence to create a safe, private space that you and your family can enjoy.
Consider What You Want to Do in Your Backyard
What is your backyard missing? For some homeowners, a privacy fence would allow them to rest and relax without worrying about prying eyes. For others, a dog fence is needed to keep Fido safe and secure. Homeowners with pools might need a more sturdy pool fence before they start to feel at ease. Think about what you would like to do in your backyard, what your current property lacks, and what you need to complete your vision.
What Type of Backyard Fence Would Look Best?
Utility and performance aren’t the only concerns when designing your backyard fence. Think about the colors and materials that would look best with your current architecture and landscape. This includes things like your home’s exterior paint color, decks, retaining walls, and any trees and shrubs that might be nearby. Many homeowners prefer materials like wood or wrought iron for their decorative appearance, but options like vinyl and aluminum can also make a beautiful addition to some properties.
What Kind of Maintenance are You Willing to Perform?
While wood is the go-to choice for homeowners who value aesthetics, the maintenance required for wood fences can be challenging. Determine how much work you’re willing to put into fence maintenance over the lifetime of your backyard fence: are you okay with the prospect of spending a few weekends a year cleaning, sanding, and refinishing a wood fence, or is a low-maintenance vinyl fence more your speed? Also, consider how long you want your fence to last. Wood fences typically take more upkeep and don’t last for quite as long as vinyl or metal fences.
Hercules Fence is Here to Help
No matter what type of fence you have decided on, Hercules Fences has the expertise and equipment to construct your dream fence. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they are residential or commercial, for the right price. We proudly serve Albemarle County, Amelia, Ashland, Augusta, Buckingham, Caroline, Charles City, Charlottesville, Chester County, Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Cumberland County Dinwiddle County, Fluvanna County, and Fort Lee, Virginia, VA. Give us a call at 804-752-7992 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.