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5 Ways a Wood Fence Will Add Value to Your Home

Timber fence with hedge plants against it

December 25th 2018 | Fencing, Steel Fencing, Fencing Design Tips

Owning your own home is a dream come true for many. Whether you dream of a suburban paradise or a country cottage, the feeling of holding the keys to your very own home is one of sheer joy. And once the keys are in your hand, you can start to put your stamp on your new property with your favourite colour combinations, fencing for the yard and that perfect lawn you’ve always wanted.

Most homeowners don’t stop at simply owning their home, they want to personalise it, improve it and add value to their property in any way that they can. However, you don’t need to build expensive extensions or have major landscaping work done to add value to your home. Simply installing quality timber fencing around your garden can work wonders towards improving your home’s worth to potential buyers.

Continue reading to learn more about how installing a treated timber fence in your home can add value and increase the resale value of your property.

1. Curb Appeal

By adding timber fencing to your yard, you’re adding value to your property by increasing your curb appeal. The aesthetics of a stylish wooden fence will show that you maintain your property and care about your home. 

This will be noticed by would-be buyers who are always on the lookout for properly maintained homes to consider for purchase. Adding to your curb appeal can add thousands of dollars to your home’s value when you are ready to sell.

2. Privacy

Another essential way a wooden fence or any quality residential fencing will add value to your home is through the privacy it brings. 

If you are a private person, you may want a fencing contractor to install a two-metre fence so that you will be able to enjoy your backyard without distraction or interruption. It will also keeps nosy neighbours from interfering in your business.

3. Safety and Protection

Residential fencing is also critical for the safety and protection of yourself and your loved ones. Criminals are a fact of life and you don’t want to be caught with your guard down. A strong fence makes it harder for a burglar or other criminal to get into your yard to break into your house. 

Fencing is also great for keeping pets and small children in the yard while you are busy gardening and for keeping wildlife like kangaroos out – who’d only jump at the chance to munch on your lawn!

4. Fencing Material

The material that the fencing contractor uses to build your new residential fence can also add value to your property. Although any fence can bring in some added revenue when you sell, a wooden fence can net a profit of half of what you paid for the fence. 

That’s a considerable amount and shows the value that having timber fencing installed in your backyard.

5. Functional

The last way to add value to your property with a wooden fence is to make it more functional by adding in a few gates (make sure they are childproofed). 

If a family with small children look to purchase your house, they will be grateful and willing to pay extra for a fully functional fence that will keep their loved ones safe. This goes for prospective buyers with pets as well.

Why Does Adding Timber Fencing to My Property Add Value?

Anytime anyone upgrades their home it can add value to the property. When you then try and sell the house, you will receive a higher amount than if you had not performed the maintenance, upgrade or addition. Whether you add value to your home by bumping up your curb appeal, improving privacy and safety or by adding an attractive fence that functions well, you are putting yourself in the best position possible when it comes time to sell.

An experienced fencing contractor can install your fence using the best materials to ensure that your property is worth more on the market, whether you want to sell now or in the distant future.

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