Most homeowners cannot even imagine having a home without a residential fence. Residential fences provide so many great benefits to homeowners and their property. If you’re considering a new residential fence installation, it is a great choice for many reasons. Fences provide safety, security, and privacy. They could even help boost property value. Read on for some things to discuss with your fence contractor to get the best boost for your property value when you have your new fence installed.
If your home has an undesirable view, installing a privacy fence that completely blocks it could make your property more valuable and easier to sell. Similarly, a fence in the front yard that blocks the view of the house can actually decrease curb appeal (and value), but a fence in the backyard that provides privacy can increase it. A professional fence contractor can help you make the best location choice for your fence.
The actual material and construction of the fence can also drive property value up or down. Wooden fences can last decades if properly maintained, but that maintenance is added work for the next owner. Chainlink fences are cheaper to install but not aesthetically pleasing, so they don’t increase resale value much if at all.
Installation and Maintenance
If you DIY your fence, it is less likely to increase the overall value of your property. Properly, professionally installed fences are more likely to increase property value. Most DIY fences are not as sturdy as professionally installed ones. Likewise, a fence that has not been maintained will decrease your property value, so if you are installing a fence now and don’t think that you can handle the maintenance between now and when you sell, opt for something low-maintenance like vinyl.
The actual cost of the fence materials and installation does not directly corollate to the increase in property value. This is because the true value of the fence is in its purpose and how valuable that purpose is to potential buyers. This is why privacy fences often improve overall property value more than ornamental ones – most people place a higher value on the increased visual and auditory privacy than they do to an aesthetically pleasing but less useful fence. Likewise, purpose-driven fences (like pool fences) offer greater value since they are necessary for the safety of whatever they surround.
Contact Commercial Fencing Installation Company Hercules GSA Today!
Whether you need a commercial or a high-security fence, Hercules Fence GSA can do the job for you. We have been providing professional, quality service since 1955 and work to uphold our reputation every day. We have locations across the Maryland and Washington Metropolitan areas and are ready to cater to your fencing needs. Give us a call at (410)-799-1555 or contact us online. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for more updates.