When it comes to buying gates, fences, or other such accoutrements for your residence, you want something that’ll be sure to keep you and your family safe while still giving off a warm and inviting feeling, as well as fit with the décor of your outdoor area. That’s by no means an easy tightrope to walk, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult one, and it’s definitely possible to navigate – with a little bit of help.
Here, then, are just four quick things you’ll want to look for in residential enclosures.
To Begin With…
When you begin shopping for fences or gates and are looking into having them installed, one of the first things you’re going to want to check out are the hinges. They’re not the most readily recognizable parts of your residential enclosure, but they’re nevertheless one of the most important. The last thing you want is to have to call out a maintenance team to deal with weak or rusted hinges (or worse, be weak enough for intruders to break.)
In addition, you’ll need to decide early on just how far you’re willing to go in the name of security. Iron gates are naturally more secure than simple wooden fences, but the latter is certainly more inviting.
What’s more, while you shouldn’t have to put a price on your family’s security, you nevertheless want to weigh different fencing options when it comes to residential enclosures. For example, if you live in a gated community, chances are you’re paying for heightened security as it is. As such, you may not want or need to spend as much in that area on big steel gates. By contrast, if you live in a less secure area, you may want something more than just a chain-link fence.
Finally, one option that’s definitely worth exploring is the possibility of a brick wall or enclosure. These go best with gates, of course, but can provide both protection and aesthetic appeal of its own.