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5 Tips on Choosing the Best House Fence Design for Your Home

Posted Aug 6th, 2019

5 Tips on Choosing the Best House Fence Design for Your Home

As a homeowner, there are several different reasons why you might want to install a fence on your yard. Do you know what your reason for wanting a new fence is? If you have a specific reason, keep it in mind while reading through this information. If you're not sure what your main reason is other than just wanting a fence, then don't worry because, by the end of this post, you'll know exactly what you need.

Not only does your fence play a big role in your home's curb appeal, but it also serves as an important element of your home. Continue reading below to learn about 5 tips on choosing the best house fence design for your yard!

1. What Purpose Will It Serve?

The first thing that you must decide is what purpose your fence will serve. This is essential in picking out a fence because depending on what you need the fence for, you might need a certain height or material. Let's review several different reasons why you might need a fence.


Are you looking for a fence that'll provide you with privacy? If you are, then you might consider going with a taller fence and one that gives either full or partial privacy depending on your preference.


Are you looking for a fence that'll provide you with good aesthetics for your home? If you are, then you might want to consider going with a more visually appealing fence. This might depend on either your home's style or yours.


Are you looking for a fence that'll provide you with security? If you are, then you might consider going with a fence that can protect your home, children, and pets from strangers. You might need a tall wooden or metal fence to complete this job.

2. What's Your Home's Overall Style?

Always take your home's overall style into consideration. Think about the type of home that you have. Is it modern, Victorian, a bungalow, or something else?

Choose a fence that'll pair nicely with it and it's landscaping.

3. What Is Your Own Personal Taste?

Of course, you'll want to take your own personal taste into consideration as well. A good tip is to drive around your neighbourhood or another favoured area and look at other home's fences. This is a good way to start deciding what you like and don't like.

It's your home and what matters most is that you're 100% satisfied with the final product.

4. Consider Fence Material Options

Keep in mind the different fence material options that you have to choose from. Knowing which material you like best is a sure way to narrow down your search. Below are some common fence materials to consider.

Chain Link

Chain link fences are affordable and quite easy to install. There is low maintenance involved with them and they're pretty durable. The downside is that they aren't the most visually appealing option, but you can have them coated in vinyl to make them look better.


With wooden fences, you have more options in height, size, and style. They're affordable and easy to install as well, but they do require a bit more maintenance throughout the years. You'll need to apply a stain every two years or so. Redwood and cedar are great for warding off pests and rot.


Vinyl fencing is made in different colours and styles. It has very low maintenance and spraying it off with the garden hose every now and then will keep it clean. It is, however, a more expensive option.

5. Do Your Research

Do your research before having a fence installed on your property. Some counties and cities have restrictions or requirements that you must follow. Knowing these beforehand will save you time, error, and stress.

Choosing Your House Fence Design Is Easy!

If you're having a hard time choosing your house fence design, then it's time to take a deep breath and relax. Follow these 5 tips listed above and you'll have no trouble finding the right fence design for you and your home. Need to boost your landscape design after installing a beautiful new fence?

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