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4 Considerations when choosing the perfect fence for your home

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December 6th 2018 | Fencing, Steel Fencing, News

Choosing the right residential fencing for your home can be overwhelming. With so many different choices on the market in terms of colour, design and materials, it’s important to take some time to ensure you make the right choice for your needs.

You want to ensure that you find a design that complements the design of your home while adding an extra level of security and protection to your property.

As a homeowner, it’s crucial that you find a fencing solution that will add value to your property without breaking the bank. When choosing residential fencing for your home there are a few key areas that you need to focus on.

Let’s take a look at four of the primary considerations you need to keep in mind when choosing the perfect fencing for your home.

1. Consider the Main Function

First and foremost, you want a functional fence. Whether you decide on timber fencing or steel fencing, you want the barrier to do its job and keep unwanted people or animals out and loved ones in. Make sure you consider what you will be utilising this fence for over the cost or wants you may have.

Do you need to keep livestock or chooks in? Are kangaroos breaking in and feasting on your lawn? If you determine what you will be using your enclosure for, choosing the materials and everything else will be much easier.

2. Is Privacy Important?

Another consideration when selecting the perfect residential fencing is how much privacy you want to have. Solid fencing made from any material will be much better than say, a chain link fence if you are trying to keep wandering eyes out. Timber fencing comes in a variety of styles and can have a lot of character.

Most fencing can be customised and constructed at your desired height to provide you with the privacy you require, allowing you to unwind and relax in your backyard without being watched by passers by.

3. Is the Material Environmentally Friendly?

If you love the environment and want to use timber for your fence, but do not want to harm our native hardwood forests, then you might want to investigate the premium fences that are grown from plantation timbers. By doing so, you are assisting in preserving our most valuable resources. Environmentally-friendly wood has great sustainability. These fences are easy to maintain and there are very little carbon emissions from the production of this timber.

If you prefer the benefits of quality steel fencing, Colorbond steel is the best choice for the environment as steel is 100% recyclable, this type of fencing uses no harsh chemicals during production and the product is so durable it will rarely need to be repaired or replaced.

4. Does it Keep Out Noise?

Another great benefit of fencing is the noise reduction it provides, especially with a timber fence. Wood is a dense material and therefore has excellent acoustic quality. This is critical as it can significantly reduce noise if you are near a main road with a lot of traffic.

Less noise means a quieter neighbourhood. This is excellent for a good night’s rest as well as a sought-after feature if you are looking to sell your home.

What Would the Perfect Fence Look Like in My Yard?

If you’re looking for a residential fence for your backyard, then you need to be aware of all of the available options in both steel fencing and timber fencing. Once you determine the main function of your fence, you can then look into whether you want to choose environmentally-friendly and sustainable timber or if you’d prefer a highly durable steel fence.

Once you have weighed up all the considerations, you will be ready to install the perfect fence around your home for security, privacy and as an added bonus you’ll increase your property value.

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