Choosing the right fence for your property doesn’t have to be a tough decision. While it may look like there are nearly endless combinations between styles and colors, if you break down what your fence needs are versus what you want in a fence (i.e. design, structure, personal preferences).
Today we are going to walk you through exactly what you need to look at when choosing a fence…
If you are looking to have a fence installed to protect your property against vandalism or criminals, you will want to think big and by big we mean tall. The taller the fence is, the less likely someone or something will have the ability to scale it. A good rule of thumb is to make it taller than someone could reach with their hands in the air (around seven feet or taller is best).
When going for a fence to increase the safety of your home, you will also want to think about the sturdiness of that fence. If someone were to try to take it down, in one way or another, would it hold up? For this reason we recommend going with either metal or wooden fences.
Like fences built for home protection, privacy fences will also want to be tall. However, you have some more variety in terms of styles since they need not be as durable. Many privacy fences we install are taller versions of picket fences, either wood, metal, or vinyl.
If you have a pet, especially a dog, you know the importance of keeping in a fenced area so that it can play. The consequences for not fencing in your pet can be detrimental. Many past customers have told me horror stories of their dogs getting loose and being unable to find them for days. Only after did they learn their lesson and get the right fence installed.
Fencing in a pat isn’t too hard. The two main factors you will want to consider when choosing a fence for your pet is a) how high can they jump? b) will they try to dig under the fence? To prevent both you will want to get a tall metal or wood fence with longer than normal underground stakes. This will insure that even if your dog likes to dig under the fence, they will be stopped by the stakes.
Much like having a dog, having a pool is a liability. Many people do not put up fences around their pool because they think since they don’t have a pet or children, it’s okay. That’s wrong. The amount of drowning’s that occur because of improper pool safety is astounding. In fact, many of the drowning’s occur to people who don’t even live on the property.
Living in New Jersey you know there are a lot of farms, especially horse farms. These amazing creatures are beautiful to look at but are very powerful and can take down a weak fence in one swipe. If you have horses, you will want to invest in a very sturdy fence. However, you will also want to make sure that the fence will not hurt the horse if they were to run into it. One of the best horse fence styles is the split rail fence. It is a variant of the wood fence and makes for a wonderful container for horses and many other livestock.