When we think of installing a fence on our property most of us typically only consider fencing the backyard, however there are also many benefits of installing a fence in your front yard. Before deciding on a front yard fence, you will want to check for any fencing laws or restrictions both with the city as well as with the HOA (if applicable). Read on to find out why some homeowners have decided to invest in fencing for their front yards.
One of the main reasons that some homeowners decide to install a fence around their front yard is simply privacy, especially for properties that sit off of a busy road or high foot traffic area. Homeowners with properties in these type of urban settings typically install a fence to create a buffer between their property and the public property.
Another reason that homeowners may decide to install a fence in the front is to increase safety and security. Much for the same reasons that homeowners install a backyard fence, a fence around the front yard can also contain pets and young children as well as keep unwanted visitors like neighborhood dogs and cats out of your yard.
A low, decorative fence around your front yard can greatly improve your home’s appearance and add major curb appeal. There are many low fence designs and materials to choose from – wrought iron, vinyl fence, picket and aluminum fences can all add that extra special touch to your home. With endless style and material options the hardest part of installing your front yard fence will be deciding on the design that best fits your needs and style. We recommend taking a walk or drive around your neighborhood to see what types of front yard fences some of your neighbors have installed. This will give you a great idea of the different styles, sizes and colors of fencing that is available and help you decide what will best compliment your property.
Last but certainly not least, a front yard fence can serve as a great noise buffer, especially for those that may live near a busy road or highly foot traffic area. While a fence will not block out all the surrounding noise you will notice a significant difference in noise levels.
Thank you, reader, for sticking with me through this article on front yard fences! As you can tell installing a fence in your front yard has many great benefits. From reducing noise, adding security and privacy to increasing home value and curb appeal. If you are considering installing a fence on your property give our team of experts a call today for a free quote. We can also help you determine if there are any city or HOA guidelines or restrictions for fencing in your area.