Fences keep your family safe while adding curb appeal
Robert Frost coined the phrase “good fences make good neighbors” in his 1914 poem “Mending Wall.” While the meaning in the poem may have been slightly more about ‘turf protection,” it can also be applied to adding value to a home and property. Good fences can offer beauty, privacy and safety.
According to the Houzz & Home U.S. Renovation report for 2017: Over 50 percent of the homeowners planning a renovation this year will tackle an average of three outdoor projects. Top among these are adding decks, yard enhancements and fences that create a comfortable relaxing outdoor sanctuary.
Tips to Maximize Outdoor Living
Fences offer numerous benefits that make utilizing and enjoying your outdoor space easier and safer. These include:
- Preventing children and pets from getting outside an area and keep out potentially dangerous intruders, such as stray dogs.
- Providing safety for your property. If you own a pool, for example, most local building codes require pools to be fenced in with gates that are self-closing and self-latching.
- Adding privacy to a yard which encourages outdoor living.
- Improving curb appeal for a pleasing and welcoming asthetic.
Fences are now available in splinter-free and no maintenance materials such as vinyl, or composite products. If you live in a hurricane- or tornado-prone area, look for fence products that are design to withstand 75-mile winds and meet the Miami-Dade building code. Maximize the overall safety and performance of your fence by working with a professional contractor to ensure proper installation.
Good fences not only make good neighbors, they are an attractive addition to your home and outdoor living areas.
Curious about the fence in the featured image? It’s our new Breezewood Select Cedar vertical fence.