When you own property, you want to do what you can to protect it. This is true regardless of if you own commercial property, industrial property, or residential property. One of the best ways to protect your property is by putting up a fence around it and installing the right gates. With the right fence and property, you can increase the overall security of your space. At Magic Fence, we want you to know the best fence and gates for your situation. We are here to provide you with lots of information about gates and fences, so you will know precisely what your property needs.
If you know you want to have a fencing company build you a residential fence, then you have plenty of decisions to make. Some decisions you have to make include choosing the best material for your fence, deciding on the best height, choosing the right gate, and picking additional features and hardware. Here's more on the fencing decisions you'll need to make:
The Purposes of the Fence
You may have just one reason for wanting a fence, or you may have several. These can include security, privacy, containment, border establishment, area separation, landscape, and many others. A lot of types of fences can be used for a number of purposes at the same time. For example, a wrought iron fence can be used for all of these, except for privacy. A solid wood fence can offer all of these things, including privacy.
The Fencing Material
You want to choose the fencing material according to what's going to look the best, be the most functional, be the easiest for you to maintain, fit into your budget, and last the longest in your climate. Wrought iron fencing is strong and ornamental, making it great for security and containment, while also adding to the curb appeal. Wood fencing is strong and while it requires a bit more maintenance, it can last a very long time in some climates. Chain link is great for security and containment, while also fitting into tighter budgets.
The height of the fence can't be taller than what your city's code allows for, if applicable in your area. You don't want to go any taller, or you may have to have the fence taken down, which would be frustrating and costly. Also, you want a fence that's a height that's aesthetically pleasing, while also serving its purpose. For example, you may not want the fence to be too tall, but need to have it be tall enough your dog can't get out.
The gate doesn't always have to be made from the same material the fence is. This is why you need to think about not only what material you want for the fence, but also for the gate. For example, some people have a solid wood fence installed, then go with a wrought iron gate for aesthetic reasons and because it allows them to see who is at the gate when they have a visitor.
For more information, contact a local fencing contractor.