When it is time to consider options for residential fences in Carlsbad, NM, the different choices can be overwhelming. Height, material and gate placement are just a few elements that go into a residential fence. If you need guidance for your new or replacement fence, here are six considerations to help you make your decision:
- Purpose: The first step is to determine what you want in a fence. Many times, a fence is purely utilitarian, for assuring privacy, keeping a dog safe or blocking street noise. There are also people who live in a fairly insulated area and have no pets who want the fence to be strictly decorative. Also be aware that different areas of your property will vary in purpose. You may want a decorative fence for your front yard, but a chain link type for your backyard so your dog stays in. Make a list of what you hope to gain from your fence and that will help solidify design plans—and don’t be afraid of mixing it up, either.
- Materials: Wood may be appealing, but it will demand maintenance that may become tiresome three months later. Low-maintenance materials like vinyl can offer the look of wood without requiring the same level of care. Bamboo, aluminum or steel could also meet your needs, depending on the style and purpose you seek.
- Rules, codes and ordinances: Even if you are convinced your neighbors wish to encroach on your property, barbed or razor wire is likely not allowed. In less contentious situations, there may be height requirements, or your community rules may contain restrictions on color and materials. Know these limitations before you build, or you may have to rip down a very expensive mistake.
- Landscaping: The location of your heirloom rose bushes affect the placement and appearance of your new fence. You may also decide you do not need a fence where you also maintain shrubs and hedges. Your choice of residential fences in Carlsbad, NM will be influenced by what you grow on your property, and you want these elements to work well together.
- Talk to your neighbors: If your neighbor is used to a particular view, she is unlikely to appreciate you building a 12-foot privacy fence that blocks it. You may feel excited about a “party fence,” which makes conversation between neighbors easier, but your neighbor may still prefer the solid-fence-and-gate combination, no matter your friendly connections. Fences make good neighbors, but they can also cause conflict, so be considerate before you design.
- Gate placement: You may have a gate you currently never use, so you decide to forego a gate in that location. It is also just as likely that you and your neighbors discussed having a shared gate, so you can also install that option. With a new fence, you also have the opportunity to add gates, so take advantage of that consideration.
Residential fences in Carlsbad, NM are well within the abilities of Guadalupe Mountain Fencing LLC. Contact us for help designing the perfect dog safe, privacy or decorative fence.