How to Choose Yard Fencing for Your Backyard

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Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or someone who’s owned your home for many years, you should know that yard fencing can greatly enhance the enjoyment of your home. At HoCo Fence, we offer a variety of yard fencing for our customers in Maryland.

Decide What You Want Your Fence to Accomplish

Fences sit passively in your yard. But by doing so, they can accomplish a variety of goals. The first thing you should do when deciding on yard fencing is to decide exactly what you want your fence to accomplish. Do you want privacy, safety, to set property boundaries, or to cordon off an area for a specific purpose? HoCo Fence can achieve all those things and more!

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An example of a white privacy fence that we installed.

Are You Looking for Privacy From Your Backyard Fence?

In these days, property sites are getting smaller and smaller. Homes are closer together now than ever before. But when it comes to enjoying your backyard, you shouldn’t have to give up privacy for yourself and your family. Privacy fences, such as a stockade fence, help to keep prying eyes out of your backyard family activities. These types of fences are especially appreciated if you enjoy using your backyard for sunbathing, summer outdoor parties, and kids’ birthday parties.

Do You Need to Enclose Your Backyard for Safety?

Homeowners sometimes have situations where yard fencing is needed for safety purposes. Perhaps you have a family pet that needs to stay safely enclosed in your backyard. Or maybe you have a backyard pool that you want to keep kids out of when there is no adult supervision available. In cases where you need to enclose your backyard for safety, there are a variety of options to choose from. Pool enclosure fences in vinyl, chain link or wrought iron keep interlopers out while retaining the beautiful view of the pool. You and your family will be able to see the pool clearly, but no one will be able to use it until you give permission. This is a particularly helpful fence type for parents of younger kids.

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Ornamental fences, like this one we installed, are a great addition for your pool area

If pet safety is a concern, you’ll want a fence with minimal spacing in between slats, so pets can’t slip through. In this case, you might opt for a stockade fence where there are no spaces in between slats. Or, you could opt for a chain link fence, which offers clear visibility through the fence, while still making it impossible for pets to slip through and escape out of the safety of the backyard.

Do you Want to Set Property Boundaries?

If you simply want to set boundaries around your property line or make a clear distinction between your property and the neighbor’s, then vinyl fencing might be an ideal solution for you. Vinyl for yard fencing is attractive, easy to maintain, and highly visible. It sets a clear path of boundaries around your property lines. Even cars driving past your home will be able to see where your property ends easily and the neighbors’ begins.

There are so many styles and choices of materials for yard fencing to choose from. For professional advice and installation services, contact HoCo Fence. We’re here to help!