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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Building a Fence

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Building a Fence

When it comes to installing a new fence, it can be a daunting experience. But it can also be fun and exciting. After taking measurements and making sure your fence in San Antonio will be up to code, the creative thinking comes into play. Here are 3 questions to ask yourself before committing to fencing.

What's its function?

First, you must figure out what your fence's purpose will be. This is the deciding factor for your fence's dimensions, material, and overall cost.

Fencing improves your front yard's appeal and keeps tree and bush growth in check. It will keep your neighbors' trees out of your space and preserve the look of your home. It also increases the resale value of it by adding curb appeal and by saving future owners the trouble of enclosing the property.

Installing a fence around the perimeter will add security to your home, keeping your children and pets from wandering too far. On the other side of the coin, it keeps strangers and wild animals from getting inside. Security fences can be set all along your property from the front to the back yard to protect it.

Some families don't want to have people looking in on their house activities whether it be a backyard dinner or children playing in the yard. A fence will lend itself to your privacy well. The number of pickets will increase for security purposes and thus, cost will increase as well.

What will it be made of?

Now that you have a purpose for your fence, you can decide what it will be constructed from. Aesthetically pleasing fences won't need incredibly durable components but the opposite is true for fences that provide privacy and security. Here are a couple materials we offer that can make up your fence.

Wood lends itself well to a natural, organic look that compliments any home well. It offers the most flexibility because it can be painted or stained any color you want. With good maintenance, a wooden fence will last anywhere from 15-20 years. Wood fences are popular for its affordability, and best serve aesthetic or privacy purposes. You can have your wood fence custom built in San Antonio and Austin, TX by Perimeter Fencing CO.

Steel fences are ideal for securing your home. It offers strong rails which can endure four times the impact of aluminum rails; this makes it perfect for homes situated in areas with hard weather conditions. Because it can last against landscape erosion and the elements, steel fences require little to no maintenance. Many steel rails include an ornament at the top of the fence which strengthens security and adds flair.

What's its design?

The last element you need to decide on is the design of your fence. Which style best suits your home and your tastes? This is determined by how much you value looks, security, or privacy.

Chain link fences are made of galvanized steel and are woven in a zigzag diamond pattern. While it doesn't look very pretty, it offers affordability, durability, and protection to enclose children and pets at home.

Lattice fences crisscross flat boards of wood, vinyl, or PVC and are kept around two inches away from each other. This allows sunlight to shine through and provides privacy for your lawn and your home. Lattice fences are best used in the backyard where gardens might be kept.

Picket fences are a classic design that are used to show where boundaries lie and enhances the look of your property. Each board is evenly spaced which is aesthetically pleasing. This design is least used for privacy.

No matter how you decide, Perimeter Fence CO. of San Antonio, TX can guide you through our 6-step process that takes the job from start to finish. Contact us at (512) 914-9016 if you're in the San Antonio area to get started today!


In need of a new fence or simply repairing an old one? Call the professionals at Perimeter Fencing Co. serving all of Central Texas. Call (737) 704-6011 or (512) 914-9016

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