Tips For Selecting Front Yard Fencing


Are you looking to place a fence around your home's front yard? If so, the considerations are quite different from selecting a fence for your backyard. Here are some types of fencing to consider for your home's front yard fence.

A Privacy Fence

You may be looking to add a fence to your home's front yard because you want privacy. In this situation, you'll want to use a wood or vinyl privacy fence to get the job done. These fences come in solid panels where the boards of the fence touch each other, which prevent others from being able to see into your front yard.

You can open up the fence a bit by using a shadow box style, which has overlapping boards that allow light to come through the fence. People won't be able to see through when looking straight on, but it still allows you to see through the fence at an angle.

A Living Fence

If your goal is to add privacy, but not make it quite so obvious with a solid panel fence, you can achieve a similar effect with a living fence. You can add vines to chain link fencing material, which will cover the surface and prevent others from seeing in. You can also plant shrubs next to the fence to achieve a similar effect Some homeowners like to create a low retaining wall made out of natural stone, but top it with shrubs to create privacy. Your options when using plants give you a lot of flexibility without building a solid structure.

A Wrought Iron Fence

If you are looking to make a yard secure, but want the fence to look elegant, you can select wrought iron for your fencing material. The iron bars are placed vertically so that people cannot easily climb over it, and are placed close enough so that someone cannot slip through the bars. This type of fence also adds a lot of visual appeal to a home, which makes it a great choice if you're looking to sell the home in the future.

Not sure about which type of fence will work best for your home? Consider reaching out to a fencing contractor to receive an estimate. They'll take measurements to determine the correct amount of fencing material, and let you know the price differences when using different materials. If you like one of the provide options, they will then move forward with installing it for you.


10 January 2019

Feel Safe in a New Neighborhood

Eleven years ago, I met the man of my dreams. Unfortunately, he lived seventy-five miles away from my hometown. After dating for nearly a year, we became engaged. Six months after celebrating our engagement, my minister father married us in a beautiful church ceremony. After the wedding, I moved to the home my husband had purchased a few years earlier. Because I was raised in the country, I didn’t immediately feel safe in my new, crowded neighborhood. Have you recently moved into a new neighborhood? Perhaps, you feel uneasy staying at your new home alone. If you’re frightened living in a new place, consider hiring a fence contractor. On this blog, you will discover the best types of fences to install in a residential neighborhood.