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Things to Consider when Choosing a Fence for Your Home

By Cristian Stan Subscribe to RSS | February 8th 2012 | Views:

There are things to consider when looking for a type of fence for your house. It is highly recommended to think things over before going out for shopping.


For instance, let’s take a look at a wood fence and a chain link fence. I prefer the wooden fence as it is a more appealing appearance as a chain link fence. Still, similarly to fences, they both serve multiple purposes: offer protection to children from traffic or potentially dangerous nearby areas, protects your home from intruders and so on. The wooden fence is the best option if you want to raise the value and improve the look of your home.

Low Protection

Another type of fence, but smaller in size is the picket fence. This fence is more of a decorative one (as opposed to the chain link fence) and offers almost no protection, especially when it comes to human intruders. As it is usually about 3 feet high, it mainly serves ornamental purposes and to keep away such small animals as chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits and mice.

Yards neighboring pond areas, small gardens and shrubs are often surrounded by picket fences. Some people choose to surround with them tomato and various other plants. Animals can also kept away from garden areas with a smaller chain link fence.

Increased Protection

People who want more protection might choose an electric fence, which is also known as unseen fence. Although it is invisible, when unwanted – human or animal – intruders trip it, they’ll notice it immediately, as they get an electrical shock. Electric fences are in most cases used at farms to keep animals within the yard areas. Various valuable items can also be secured with some smaller versions and variations of the electric fence.

In conclusion, there are indeed things to consider when you plan to surround your house with a certain type of fence. Take your time and make sure you choose the most suitable type of fence according to your needs and preferences.

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