Whether you’re thinking of putting up a fence around your home to border your yard, or you have some work being done on your home, and you need to put up fencing for security purposes; it can be quite confusing to pick out a fence. You might think that a fence is a fence, and once you’ve seen one fence; you have pretty much seen them all. Well, if this is how you think, you are absolutely wrong. In many cases, if you pick the wrong fence, not only you might end up spending too much money, but the fence might actually do a lousy job.
Just like with any other kind of structure, you have to pick the right choice. You have to pick your choice primarily based on the function that you’re picking a fence for. Otherwise, you run the risk of really dropping the ball and all sorts of problems might develop.
To ensure that you don’t get confused by the wide range of options available, here are some tips. They help you figure out how to pick among a confusing selection of fences.
The right size
This is the most important yet most basic step. Too many homeowners pick out a fence because they think that the fence looks imposing, looks very firm and sturdy, and sends out the right signals.
This is all well and good. The problem is if the fence is the wrong size, this can pose serious problems. At the very least, you might end up spending too much money when you could have spent a fraction of the cash that you shelled out. Also, if you pick out a fence that is of the wrong size, this might boost your cost in other ways because you might have to alter the fence, or you might have to pick different gates. All sorts of problems are set in motion by the fact that many homeowners pick out fences that don’t fit. So make sure that you measure the area you want to enclose properly so you can get the right size.
The right function
Are you picking out a fence because you wanted to send out certain messages to people passing by? Are you picking out a fence because you want to hold people in, or you want to keep people safe?
There are many reasons why people pick out fences. These reasons are called functions. Make sure that you pick out your fence based on the right function. At the very least, the fence should perform the function properly.
The right durability and construction
Durability is an issue if you are picking out of a fence for long-term use. We’re talking about fences that must withstand the elements over the years. The fence you choose should be able to withstand the heat of summer, the rains of spring, and the snow of winter. However, if you just have a short-term renovation project and you basically just need a temporary fence, then durability is not that big of a deal.
The right cosmetic features
If you are picking out a fence for decorative purposes, make sure that the fence looks exactly how you want it to look. This might not be obvious because certain types of fences have to be painted or altered first before they are finally used so always keep this in mind.