A well done fence project won’t just provide security and privacy, but also increase your home’s curb appeal and resale value. Using the best cedar lumber in Denver will help you save money, while adding equity to your home. So to fully reap the benefits of installing a fence, be sure to keep these 10 tips in mind:
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Know what style you want.
Knowing what particular look or style you want your fence to fall under is an important step to complete before even buying the materials. Having a consistent mental image of what your fence should look like when it’s completed will help keep you on track for your entire project, as well as ensure the final look is consistent.
Before you add any plants, check with local building codes and neighborhood fence rules, as covering living walls might not be allowed. If you are in the clear with your HOA, landscaping can be used to protect features of your property and even help with marking property lines.
Changing materials for certain sections.
This can be a beneficial step for those on a tighter budget. For example, to increase curb appeal, having a high quality Ranch Rail in your front yard will suffice. But if you’re on a tighter budget, when the fence reaches areas that aren’t as visible (a fence wrapping around to the back yard) is when you can make a transition to a less expensive material.
Know the neighborhood’s rules and regulations.
Check with your local HOA and city regulations to make sure that any features of your project aren’t violating any codes.
Choose the right materials.
Once you know which style you want to pursue, choose the appropriate materials. Depending on the style, this step will obviously vary. We recommend that most fence projects use some sort of cedar lumber in Denver, as it has an incredibly high, natural resistance to things like mold, rot, decay, and even insects. .
DIY approach is fulfilling and exciting, but we can connect you with a professional if need be.
There are great feelings of pride and fulfillment by tackling a project like this by yourself. There will be a much stronger, emotional connection to your fence if you take the time to DIY. However, we know that this can’t always be done. So if you’re looking to have a seasoned professional knock out your project for you, we can connect you with a great local contractor as we work with over 2,000 annually.
Take the weather variables into account.
Depending on the climate of where you live, certain things will change within your project. For instance, in colder climates that experience frost will greatly benefit from concrete footings, whereas in warmer climates it wouldn’t have as beneficial of an effect. Or if you live in an area with high speed winds, shortening the lengths between posts will bolster the stability.
Let your neighbor know your plans.
As they say, “good fences make good neighbors”. Since you’re taking on a project that has a shared property line, it would benefit the relationship between you and your neighbor if you were to first discuss the intended designs and hash-out any potential issues that could arise. Who knows? They might even split the bill with you!
To further enhance decorative style, paints and stains are available.
Painting or staining your fence will only increase the overall value of your property. They act as an extra protective layer, while also providing a stylish look giving your property more character and a unique look.
Create gates/entrances to enhance decorative style.
Refer to this article about adding fence gates. All in all, having a gate will add to your home’s safety as well as add a bit of character. Be sure that there is ample room to fit larger objects through, like lawnmowers or garbage cans.
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Hopefully these tips have been helpful at getting your mind spinning with some great ideas to increase your curb appeal and add to your home’s value. Building a fence doesn’t have to be boring- there are so many options and ways to make it unique. Feel free to contact us with any questions!