Home Design Tips: The Importance of Fence Aside from Security

Posted by Staff Reporter on Nov 30, 2015 09:00 AM EST
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Caption:A black labrador jumping over a fence, 22nd April 1969. (Photo : (Photo by Ronald Dumont/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images))


Perhaps one of the most important part of a residential property would be the fence. It is a vital part of the house that every owner should have. However, aside from tightening the security of the property, fence also has some other functions. Now here below are some things you might want to consider before building a fence.


Keep Animals Out and Pets In

Aside from securing your place away from burglary, fence may also function as a border for other wild animals outside and your pets. With a proper fence installed, it would be good to know that your pets would be safe and would not be lost wandering outside your property. In considering a fence for pets according to houzz, "The first step is knowing your dogs. Are they jumpers or diggers? How high can they jump? Are they likely to try to escape from your yard, or are they generally content to hang out?"



Aside from keeping animals out and pets in, a fence would also be a good way to preserve privacy, especially for private individuals. As advised by houzz, "If you want true privacy, choose a fence with little to no space between boards. A closely spaced lattice can be nearly as private as a solid material when combined with the lush foliage of climbing plants." With a proper fence, view from the outside would be limited, and more importantly view of the inside which may attract criminal minds if property is totally visible and open would likewise be limited.


Weather Protection

Depending on the place where your house is situated, as fence would likewise serve as a protection from sudden climate change or sudden weather change. Having a fence that would likely cover the façade of your house from strong wind would be ideal to have. There are many option for it, you just need to consult experts.

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