Good Fence Makes Good Sense

Choosing the right fence for your outdoor space will add more than ROI value to your property.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, as homeowners spent more time outdoors, the demand for residential fence systems increased. Particularly, the demand for privacy fence increased as property owners recognized the need to keep children and pets safe while working remotely. Fences have become an important feature of many outdoor living space designs, a new modern living trend expected to continue for the years to come, as hardscape options continue to grow.

Classic fence systems in aluminum and steel are timeless staples and appreciation for a gorgeous wood fence never wanes. Although classic fence styles change slightly over time, the frequent request for wrought iron fences highlights how consumers have common interests in fence products. Today’s wrought iron fence combines the reliability of a classic fence system made of aluminum or steel with an ornamental flair and is available in a variety of heights, colors and finishes to meet every design and functional need.

Manufacturers and contractors consider the latest home design trends and collaborate to offer products that will meet practical needs and compliment design trends. Notably, vinyl fence has grown in popularity since its introduction to
the market in the late 1970s and PVC technology has improved and “yellow”, or otherwise discolored, vinyl fence is a problem of the past in most cases. The technological advances are significant enough that property owners can enjoy
peace of mind with their vinyl fence purchase.

Most warranties are limited lifetime, and some manufacturers offer labor and materials costs reimbursement for a reasonable time frame after your initial purchase. Consumers can choose from an array of colors, textures and designs. Additionally, there are PVC systems that offer sound barrier and impact resistance elements. Custom caps, lighting and key lock hardware are added features when design is as important as function.

In the market for a new fence? Here are a few tips and considerations:

  • 2021 fence trends include horizontal privacy fence designs, outdoor lighting on fencing, laser cut metal fencing, mixed materials fence systems, ex: wood and metal laser cut panels, vinyl and laser cut panels, aluminum framework with PVC infill, and any fence system that is low maintenance. CertainTeed, a leading vinyl fence manufacturer produces a textured “CertaGrain” PVC fence and offers molded panel systems with a realistic rock or wood appearance.
  • A fence company with trained employees will ensure your fence is installed according to manufacturer specifications, an important consideration for purposes. Avoid companies who sub out installations to contractors. They may not be experienced with the product you purchased.
  • Make sure the fence company representative is knowledgeable regarding fence zoning codes and requirements. Finding out about code violations after an install is no good for anyone.
  • Make sure to purchase products with a manufacturer warranty and a workmanship guarantee.
  • Request quotes for several types of fence so that you can evaluate the good, better, and best products for your space.
  • Plan your system based on needs first and then design. Privacy vs semi-privacy, wood vs vinyl and steel vs aluminum are all important design and function factors to consider. Most companies will have staff knowledgeable enough to guide you as you evaluate your fence options.
  • Determine your maintenance willingness early in quote process. Ornamental and vinyl are maintenance free but wood and galvanized chain link will require some annual maintenance.

Rest assured, the design options are limitless and the range of colors and finishes is wider than ever. Today’s product market makes purchasing a fence an exciting and satisfying experience and property owners will enjoy the benefits of a quality fence in more ways than one.

Interested in learning more about fence product options or obtaining a free quote for your upcoming project? Contact Fence Boss.

Author- Jami Graham, Fence Boss Owner

Published by Fence Boss, LLC

Fence Boss, LLC is a woman owned fence company based in Columbus, Indiana. Fence Boss provides privacy, security, and containment for residential and commercial projects. We value our employees and thrive on a respectful company culture. We are dedicated to exceeding customer expectations in order to make every project a "Better. Best. BOSS." experience. Our view on the importance of social media interaction allows us to connect with our Fence Boss friends daily! Search Fence Boss Columbus on Facebook and Instagram.

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