If you’re in the market for a new fence for your property, you’ll quickly find out that there are many different styles of fences, each of which has its own advantages and disadvantages. So, with so many choices available, how do you determine which type of fence is right for you?
Here are some of the factors you should consider when working with fencing contractors in Carlsbad, NM to choose and install a new fence on your property.
If privacy is one of the main factors you hope to get out of your fence, you should choose a fence style that gives you very little space between the boards. A very closed-off lattice, for example, can give you a lot of privacy when paired with climbing plants. You might also look for taller fences, depending on the slope of your yard and your neighbor’s yard, as well as any building codes pertaining to fences in your local area. To test how height affects your privacy, try using large pieces of cardboard and have a friend hold it up while walking around the perimeter of your property.
In some cases, fences can be used as effective wind barriers, whether for you or for plants on your property. This is really only going to be the case if you regularly get strong breezes on your property. If you primarily are looking to keep the wind out of a seating area, you can keep the fence a few feet lower than you would in an area where people would be standing.
If you’re primarily placing a fence on your property for security purposes, then there are certain features you’re going to want to make sure you have. These include a taller height, a lack of places to grip onto (making it much more difficult to climb up for any would-be intruders) and a strong, lockable gate. As a general rule, you should build security fences to be eight feet high, though you can also add some extra feet of trellis to six-foot fences.
Closing off street views
You can make your yard feel cozier by blocking off street views with your fencing. It’s amazing how much more peaceful this can make your outdoor spaces feel! You can still allow in some light by choosing fences that have small gaps between boards. You might also opt for a frosted glass design.
If you’re just putting up a fence because you want to have a fenced-in area for your dog to safely run around, then you have some more options. Just make sure you know your dog’s behavior. Do they jump or dig? How high are they capable of jumping? For most smaller dogs or dogs that aren’t big jumpers, you can get by with a three- or four-foot fence, but larger dogs and jumpers will need something taller.
For more tips for choosing your ideal fence, contact the experienced fencing contractors in Carlsbad, NM at Guadalupe Mountain Fencing LLC today.