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If you want your yard to have more of a “wow” factor, be more inviting for your family and guests, or if you’re looking for additional privacy, chances are you’ve considered installing a new fence.

Not only is this a smart design choice, but it can also improve the security, curb appeal, and resale value of your home.

However, before you dive right in and get started on your new fence, here are 5 things to think about.

#1 – Your overall goal for installing a fence.

Take some time to think about why you want a fence in your yard in the first place. The design and materials you choose should be consistent with your needs. For example, decorative privacy fences may be best for entertaining, wrought iron fences might be ideal for security, and a wood fence may be best for a tighter budget.

#2 – Your style and design preference.

The type of fence you choose should fit seamlessly with your style. To give you an idea, tradition wrought iron fences tend to pair well with more traditional exteriors, and picket fences pair well with farmhouse styles.

#3 – The climate where you live.

This is one of the most important factors to consider before installing a fence. For example, vinyl fences are great for humid climates because they aren’t susceptible to rotting or other moisture damage. If you live somewhere that experiences extreme cold temperatures, your fence posts should be installed deeper in the ground so they won’t crack. If water is in short supply where you live, a vinyl fence may not be your best choice as it will need to be sprayed down often.

#4 – Regulations in your neighborhood.

Some Homeowners Associations impose regulations on the material, color, or height of your fence. You’ll also want to research what permits are required prior to installing a fence in your city and comply with all regulations.

#5 – Having a professional install your fence for you.

As you can see, there’s a lot of thought, planning, and work required when it comes to installing a new fence. The only way to make sure the job is done right is to hire a professional. DeckMaster can guide you through the design process, take care of all the dirty work for you, and deliver the highest quality results for a fence that lasts a lifetime.

Talk to a DeckMaster professional today to get started on your new fence in the Gaithersburg, Maryland area!