More and more homeowners are starting to see the outdoors as an exterior living space. Decks, patios, gazebos and screened porches all extend your space and give you more room to relax, entertain and just enjoy the fresh air. Many homeowners also choose residential fencing for greater privacy and security. A residential fencing service can help you to design and install outdoor features that will increase the value of your home and make it a safer place.
Who needs more outdoor space?
For homeowners with children or pets, safety cones first. A residential fence is not only a design feature, it serves the very practical purpose of protecting your privacy and keeping your children and pets safe. People with very young children or with neighbors who have young children may also want to put fencing around the swimming pool to prevent any accidents.
In fact, U.S. zoning committee experts report that 80 to 90% of the applications for putting up fences are for stockade fences which give the inhabitants greater privacy. For those looking for greater security and safety, fencing contractors can also install window guards, iron rails and electronic gate operators.
Many homeowners are just looking to increase their space for entertaining guests, by adding decks and patios. A covered deck or screened porch increases your living space and gives you at least three seasons to enjoy the outdoors in comfort.
How residential fences can improve the value of your home
With so many different types of fences available, the design of your fencing can match your architecture and outdoor features. With different materials including vinyl, aluminum and traditional wood fencing, fencing is an aesthetic as well as a practical choice. Besides safety, fencing adds to the value of your home. This is true for all outdoor features like decks, patios and screened porches.
It is estimated that in the U.S., adding a wooden deck to your home provides on average a return of around 87% of the value of your original investment, by improving the overall value of your home. An aluminum fence looks classy and improves your home’s curb appeal. It will also provide a 65% return on your investment.
With so many options in terms of outdoor features to improve your home, you may want to contact a residential fencing company to discuss the right choices for you and your home.