White Picket Fence

Fences and Property Value

Whether it be installing a new fence tearing down a worn and torn fence and replacing it, a fence can help increase the value of your home and property. Keep the following in mind when considering a fence; making the wrong decision could make or break your property value.

The style of your home. Have you ever seen a Victorian style home with a chain link fence? Doesn’t seem to fit, does it? If you think you will sell your home at some point in the future, think about the first impression potential buyers will have; the exterior will be the first thing they see. When looking at fencing options for your home, try to envision what will complement your home best.

The style of your neighborhood. If your neighbors have fences, building one with a similar style can make your home more valuable. People like consistency, and you don’t want a fence that sticks out like a sore thumb in the midst of other matching fences. Even if you choose a different material, keeping fences at the same height and that don’t look messy side-by-side. Add a decorative gate if you want a touch of creativity.

The amount of maintenance you are willing to do. Even a beautiful wooden fence can start to look shabby if not well-maintained. Think about how much work you want to put into it once it is installed: do you love outdoor projects and are willing to put several hours of work into the fence, or do you want to spend as little time as possible on it? A poorly maintained, worn down, unsightly fence will decrease the value of your entire property.

When it comes to your new fence, think style, consistency and maintenance!