Is an Ornamental Fence Right for Your Property?

March 31, 2024

Are you looking into adding a fence to your property because you're concerned for the safety of your family?

Safety and protection are the main reasons most people think about installing a fence on their property. But there is more to consider when it comes to fencing your home.

Keep reading to learn about what factors you should consider regarding purchasing an ornamental fence for your home.

Ornamental Fence Options

There are a lot of options to choose from when fencing your yard, so being clear on what you need will help you make the best choice. What are your main priorities when it comes to your fence?

Some things to consider:

  • How much security does your fence need to provide
  • How important is style and curb appeal
  • What is your budget
  • Fence maintenance

All fences provide some security, but if your main priority is protection then investing in a basic steel security fence might be your best option. But if your focus is on the curb appeal of your home, something more decorative is called for.

Fence Styles

There is a style of ornamental fence to match every taste and budget, from classic picket to modern and sleek. To enhance the curb appeal of your home, it's a good idea to look at the design of your house and your landscape and consider how you want your fence to complement that.

A classic picket fence is a good choice for many different styles of home; it has a welcoming and friendly appearance while still providing protection for your yard. A simple black metal fence, on the other hand, has a more minimalist feel and won't detract from the design of your house. 

Tall fences with finials are good choices where your main concern is conveying the idea that security and privacy are important to you. These fences can be very ornate as well if you want to convey high security but also beauty.

Increased Property Values

Did you know that adding a fence to your home increases your property value? The added protection and aesthetic charm of a quality ornamental fence make your home worth more! This is also true for adding safety fences around swimming pools.

Choosing a durable fence that complements your home will make the most impact on its value.

Check Your Local Laws

It's always important to check what the local regulations are regarding residential fencing in your area. There are sometimes rules about things like fence height.

If you have an HOA make sure that you understand what the rules are when it comes to choosing and installing a fence. There are often rules on what styles and types of fences are allowed.

It's also always a good idea to double-check where your property lines are before you install a fence. If you misjudge your property lines, you could have to have your entire fence removed. It pays to have your property surveyed before you have a new fence installed on your property.

Ready to Install Your New Fence

We hope that you are feeling ready to make an informed choice regarding choosing and installing your new ornamental fence!

The best way to be sure that you're making the right choice for your home is to call in a professional! Contact us today to discuss your fencing needs!