When it comes to your backyard, every homeowner wants a clean and secure space for their family to build memories and enjoy their home. Your fence not only acts as security for your home, but it also enhances the exterior look of your home and provides it with a curb appeal, unlike any neighbors without a fence. There are many different options when it comes to choosing a fence for your home, but cedar privacy fencing is the ideal option for someone with children, pets, and who wants an easy and low maintenance home.
Why Choose Cedar Privacy Fencing
Cedar privacy fences allow you to have ample security and privacy while enjoying your backyard, all the while avoiding all those nosy neighbors. One of the main reasons homeowners choose this type of fencing is because they have small kids and pets that they want to let run free without worrying about them wandering off. There are other options for fencing that can keep your little ones contained, but they definitely do not offer as much privacy as a cedar fence.
The main worry that comes across a homeowner’s mind when they are installing a fence is the budget. After being in the business for over 45 years, we know that money is a very important factor in home renovations. We want to make it as easy as possible to understand and budget for your cedar privacy fence. Here are a few simple tips on how you can calculate the cost on your own.
You want to calculate the total amount of linear feet you will need. This is an important number, so make sure you get the correct amount. Depending on the job and your budget, it may be helpful to account for extra material in case there are any errors in measuring or cutting.
You will need to calculate the number of posts you will need for your fence. Typically, you want a post every 8 feet.
Calculate the number of 2x4s you need. These are used as a support for your pickets. Normally, you want 3 going vertical along with the entire length of the fence.
Figure out how many pickets you will need for your entire fence. If you need help estimating this, give your local supplier a call and they can do the math for you depending on the size of picket you are using.
Once all these steps are done, you want to consider what extra costs you may have like hardware and add ons. Following these tips should allow you to get the full cost of your fence so you can set a budget.
Commonly Asked Questions
- What kind of materials are the best for privacy fencing?
We always recommend cedar because it is very versatile and pleasing to the eye. Cedar also works in all climates, so no matter where you live, you won’t have to worry about weird effects from moisture or humidity. One reason cedar is so popular among homeowners is that you can paint, stain, or leave it natural which makes it ideal for any design.
- What If I only need a few boards?
If you just need a few bits and pieces because you already have a fence and it just needs some repairs that’s fine. We can help you with whatever you need, no matter how small or large the order is.
- I need a new fence, but I don’t know how to install it, can RMFP help with that?
We don’t install, but we have close relationships with contractors that we can refer you to. We can help you rest assured that your fence is being installed by a trusted professional.
Choosing the Type of Privacy Fence
When it comes to choosing a style for your privacy fence there are four different options, all of which allow you to have privacy and security. A standard privacy fence, which is your traditional fence option is a great choice for most homeowners. Then you also have a decorative fence which looks a little more upscale. Horizontal fences are also becoming more popular and then you also have a shadow box style fence.. All of these are great choices for your fence, so the decision is entirely up to you.
Here at RMFP, we understand that it can be stressful adding on to your outdoor space. That’s why we have practices in place and resources for you to hopefully make the process easier and less stressful. Come check us out today so we can help start your fence build today!