The demand for fences increases as the housing market accelerates, making it a billion-dollar industry with high annual growth. This goes to show that homeowners value their privacy, which translates to a healthy fence construction industry.
A fence helps eliminate the idea that you're sharing your backyard with the rest of the neighborhood. No homeowner wants their neighbors to think they can easily cross property lines and feel comfortable plucking a flower or two along the way. A privacy fence provides you the privacy that you need from nosy neighbors and protection from animals that can do severe damage to your yard, leave a mess, or attack your beloved pets. Our fence contractors in Daytona offer these benefits for investing in a privacy fence now:
Benefits of a privacy fence
Privacy fences are excellent protection for animals and children. Fencing the perimeter of your property is one of the best ways to keep them safe. This is especially important if your property is right next to a busy street. Since you can't watch your kids and your pets 24 hours a day, fencing is an ideal solution. It will keep them out of the road, neighbors' yards, and other dangerous areas around your home.
When designed with suitable materials, a privacy fence can serve as a noise barrier blocking out some, or most, of the unwanted sounds from outside your home. This usually requires a taller fence than standard measurements and is made of solid materials with no space in between to effectively muffle the noise before it reaches the interior of your home.
An excellent option is using thick tongue and groove boards nailed to rails and then supported by heavy posts. A heavy and thick fence will form an excellent noise barrier because mass dampens sound. However, suppose you go on to add mass-loaded vinyl, the ability of a wooden fence to block noise doubles or triples. Always make sure to overlap the sheets and use acoustical caulk to seal any of the seams. Tall enough masonry walls will also block sounds effectively but will cost much more than a wood and a mass-loaded vinyl combination.
With a privacy fence, you can never shelter your plants and Landscaping 100% from the elements, like strong winds and snowdrifts. But, it certainly is better than nothing. The barrier of a fence can make the difference between plants being half standing or completely blown away. However, a fence can keep outsiders, like your neighbors' pets or pests, from trampling all over your yard and damaging your plants and flowers. The right fence will ensure that they can't pluck a leaf from your landscaped garden.
You may only need to wash and repaint your fence, requiring little upkeep, depending on the material you use. Some materials require you only to clean and maintain the fence once or twice a year. For example, a chain-link fence is budget-friendly, low maintenance, and durable. Also, fences made of vinyl are weather-resistant and low maintenance, and an aluminum fence will not rust and is more low maintenance than iron. On the other hand, an iron fence requires much care to prevent rust, and a fence made of wood will also require regular maintenance.
All fence types have their share of benefits and drawbacks. So you should identify them before choosing materials for your privacy fence. These benefits make it easy to prefer to have a privacy fence built around the perimeter of your property, but if your home is next to a busy street, building a fence is a necessity. It can offer privacy, but it also keeps children and pets within the property, ensuring they don't run into the streets and get hurt. Fence contractors in Daytona can help you find the fence materials to fit your functionality and budget needs. Call us today!