Though artificial fences have their charms, many homeowners can’t
resist the natural beauty of wood fences. Once you decide to go with a
wood fence, you’ll then have to decide which kind of wood fence
to build. Do you want the privacy offered by a tall, cedar fence, or would
you prefer the quaintness of a picket fence? Read this brief guide for
help choosing your wood fence:
Consider Your Property
Above all else, your wood fence should be a cohesive part of your property.
Exactly how you pull this off is entirely up to you. You could paint your
fence the same color as your siding to create a uniform look, or you could
choose a cedar fence that blends in with the trees on your property. You
could also select a type of wood fence that complements the architecture
of your home or allows guests to see into your garden.
Determine Its Function
It’s also important to decide exactly what you want from your
new wood fence. Most homeowners install fences to increase their level of privacy, keep
their pets from escaping their property, or to make their home more aesthetically
pleasing. If privacy is most important to you, choose a tall fence; if
you want your fence to complement your property, consider a shorter option.
Weigh Maintenance Needs
Before you install a wood fence, it’s important that you know what
you’re getting into. Many homeowners paint their pine fences upon
installation, and need to repaint them once every two years or so. Cedar
or redwood fences, on the other hand, look beautiful in their natural
state. In terms of maintenance, they only require staining once every
To ensure that you’re making the right decision for your yard, talk
to the fence installation experts at Fence Connection, Inc. We have over
20 years of experience installing and repairing fences in Elgin and throughout
the Chicago area. Call us at (847) 388-0321 or
visit our website if you have any questions.