Selecting the Right Fencing for Your Yard

With spring right around the corner you may want to think about what kind of work you can do to improve the aesthetic appeal of the outdoor area of your home. Updating your fence can be a great way to add curb appeal to your home, as well as, a way to make your outdoor area more private. Keep reading for help in selecting the right fence for your yard.

Privacy
Fences come in a plethora of different styles, colors, and materials, and you can use this customization to find a fence that perfectly suits your every need. One aspect to look at is privacy. If you are looking to bolster the privacy of your yard you may be interested in a larger fence with panels that are very close together or even touching in order to reduce visibility through the fence, a privacy lattice is also a good option. However, other homeowners may choose to go with smaller picket fences to simply outline their property in a visually pleasing fashion.

Maintenance
Another fencing variable that splits homeowners’ decisions is maintenance. Fences made from vinyl or aluminum are popular due to their ease of maintenance but they can be difficult to repair or replace. On the other hand, wooden fences benefit from regular painting and staining and can be repaired or replaced relatively easily.

Aesthetics
If you are looking for an aesthetic boost for your yard, a fence may be the solution. Fences can be painted any color you desire and can be built in all different shapes and sizes. You may prefer a beautiful, towering wooden fence that contains your side yard or a smaller lattice fence around the garden in front of your home. Whatever you decide, carefully chosen fencing can help to substantially improve your curbside appeal.

Do you still need help choosing the right fence for your yard? Call Southern Lumber at (408) 297-9663 to learn more about our lumber and fencing services. If you live in the San Jose area, meet with us or visit our website to learn about our screen doors, cabinet hardware, and woodworking services.

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