Adding a Fence to Your Landscaping
When you purchase a home, you want everything to look its very best. You take your time choosing paint colors for the interior of the home, purchasing furnishings, etc. The same time and care should be taken when you consider the exterior of your home as well. You want the first impression of your home to be the very best it can be. So you mow the lawn, tend to the flowers and sweep the porch. You may also want to consider adding a fence to your landscaping. Perhaps you want more privacy in the back portion of your acreage? This can easily be done by adding a fence.
But what type of fence should you consider? The most popular options are wood and wrought iron. Both are tough materials that can last for many years and provide a sense of privacy as well as beauty to your home. Get to know both options below.
When you choose wooden fencing for the home, you have several options to choose from. Different shapes and sizes as well as wood types can be picked from to give you a privacy fence or a small fence for your aesthetic needs. A wooden fence can be created in pine, oak, cedar and other woods types. You want your fence to be set correctly and then stained to avoid any wear over time. A wooden fence will last for many years if maintained properly. Take time to clean your fence each year and ensure the installation is done properly by hiring professionals for the job. This option is also one of the more affordable ways to install a new fence for the home.
Wrought Iron Fencing
This type of fencing is installed in the home for a more visual appeal rather than privacy. Many homeowners will opt for wooden fencing but add a gate that is made of wrought iron for visual interest. You can install a full wrought iron fence but this will not be a fence that will give you total privacy. You will have openings between the iron bars where individuals will be able to see through. This option is more expensive and usually a choice for those who want a divider but are not worried about privacy. There are many ways that wrought iron can be incorporated in fencing from a small waist high gate to larger fencing. This type of fencing can also be custom made and will last for many years. Over time you may see rusting but this can be cleaned and the iron freshened up to maintain use.
Both fencing types are great for homeowners who want to add visual interest to the home or need to have a gated area for pets. Consider wooden fencing when you want a sense of privacy and wrought iron when you have more money to spend and wish to install a streamlined style of gating. Both will work well for any style home, adding character and interest.