The perfect fence can boost your home’s curb appeal, enhance your yard’s aesthetic, and fulfill functional purposes such as affording you more privacy and preventing your curious dog from running loose. If you are in the market for a new fence and wish to ensure that the fence you choose complements your home and meets your needs, heed the following advice.

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Identify Intended Purpose
Think about what you want your fence to achieve, functionally and aesthetically, on your property? Do you have pets you wish to let play in your yard without having to worry that they will escape? Do you want to prevent outside wildlife from easily entering your yard? Are you looking for more privacy from your neighbors? Identifying goals for your fence will help you choose a material and dimensions for your fence.

Consult Building Regulations
Check out municipal and neighborhood building codes to know the rules by which you are bound. You may have to keep your fence within a certain height and avoid using specific colors and materials.

Understand Maintenance Requirements
Chain-link, vinyl, and stone fences require very little maintenance. Wood fences, while highly desirable, need to be cleaned and treated more frequently than most other fencing materials. Be realistic about the maintenance you will be able to carry out on your fence, and choose a fence material that you will have no problem taking care of.

Consider Landscaping and Home Exterior
Once you have an understanding of the restrictions you must abide and know what you are looking for from your fence, start working out the design details of your fence. When choosing a style and color, think about your home’s exterior and landscape design. Ideally, the fence you choose will complement their design perfectly.

For more than two decades, Paramount Fence has been building high-caliber fences for residents and businesses throughout the Chicagoland area. If you are looking for a reputable fencing contractor who will work with you throughout every stage of the fence design and construction process, call us at (630) 406-8410. We specialize in the construction of aluminum, wood, and vinyl fences.