We’ve all heard the phrase “Good fences make good neighbors.” It’s a proverb that dates back centuries and has been used in everything from the poetry of Robert Frost to countless TV shows and movies, and it’s certainly one of the most widely-respected rules today. There are places and countries that go overboard, and there are anomalous regions without borders – the US and Canada being the most notable example, sharing the largest open border in the world – but on the whole, internationally and at home, it’s true.
Good fences really do make good neighbors.
Even so, a commonly overlooked fact is that there are actually a wide variety of different fences available for consumers, depending upon where you live, the outer structure and layout of your property, and what sort of impression you want to give. In fact, when it comes to form and function, the latter is often stressed over the former when it comes to fences – a rarity in today’s marketplace. While this is certainly understandable, it’s still worth knowing what kinds of fences are out there. (more…)