What to Keep in Mind When Replacing Your Fence

Over time, outdoor fencing can go from being a beautiful addition to your home to being a distracting eyesore. Even if your fence still looks good, it may not be meeting your current needs. Here are some things to consider when you call on an outdoor space contractor to update your fencing.

Your Current Fencing Needs

Before you explore materials and fence designs, consider why you actually need a fence. If it’s primarily to keep the dog in the yard, a chain-link fence may serve you well. If you now have a beautiful garden, you may want trellis or ship-lap panels or a slatted wood fence to allow some of your vegetation to naturally climb.

Upkeep Demands

Vinyl is an extremely versatile fencing material. It can mimic materials like wood that tend to require a bit more upkeep. If you really have your heart set on classic wood or aluminum, however, ask an outdoor space contractor about protective coatings that can minimize upkeep demands.

Mix and Match Possibilities

You don’t necessarily have to replace all of your fencing. A traditional wood picket fence, for example, can be strategically blended in with part of a chain-link fence that’s still in good condition. Not only will you save money, but you’ll create a unique look for your yard.

When it’s time to replace your outdoor fencing, an outdoor contractor can help you narrow down your choices. While budget is an obvious concern, also consider potential long-term benefits when making your choice. If you opt for a fence that’s both aesthetically pleasing and low in maintenance, for instance, it could add much-appreciated value to your home.

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