Even in the safest neighborhoods, homeowners should make sure their homes are protected at all costs. Home security systems are a common measure taken by new and old homeowners alike, but it doesn’t have to be the only option. Just a simple fence can do wonders to make your home more secure.
As one of the preeminent fencing contractors in Montgomery County, we’d like to think we know a little something about fences. But, we also realize there are a lot of people out there who don’t share our passion for fencing, so we wanted to provide some information on the most important question there is: to have a fence or not to have a fence?
Maybe you love your beautiful house and just think a little something extra is missing from its look. Or, you might be exasperated with problems related to security, privacy and gardening. Either way, the thought has crossed your mind: should I get a fence? Getting a fence isn’t necessarily an easy decision, as it will certainly affect the overall appearance of your house, as well as its functions, so we wanted to share a few thoughts that might help you make up your mind.
Have you ever wondered why people say the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence? It’s because they can’t see the grass – or anything else for that matter – that’s behind a fence. Privacy isn’t a concern for everyone, but many of us know what it’s like to have neighbors or passersby that are a little too nosy. And even if you get along with everyone around you, sometimes you just need some personal space. Getting a fence will help you with that, and if you pick the right kind of fence, it will look more like an accessory than a way to keep others at bay.
If you live near a high traffic road or in an otherwise noisy area, the right sturdy fence will help mute the commotion. You’ll sleep better, not be constantly disturbed and you’ll also be able to actually hear yourself think.
An average house fence won’t keep experienced burglars away, but it will protect you from random strangers seeing something they like in your yard and taking it. Remember, an opportunity makes a thief, so there are definite security benefits to a good fence.
Depending on your gardening needs, you might find yourself faced with a multitude of problems a fence might help you with. The most common issues are wild animals entering your yard to eat their way through, or otherwise destroy, your garden, and weeds or other unwanted plant life trying to claim areas of your yard for themselves. A well-chosen fence will help you remember why gardening is supposed to be an enjoyable and relaxing hobby.