Even though winter is in full swing, balmy spring days are right around the corner. Don't wait until the warm weather is here to start preparing your outside space; instead, give it your attention now to maximize your relaxation and optimize your fun. Adding a fence to your back or front yard is an excellent way to help your family make the most of their time outside. Here are just a few ways a fence can help you get the most out of your home's exterior areas.
1. A Fence Makes it Easier for Your Pets to Have Outside Time
For many pet owners, their dogs and cats are members of the family. It only makes sense to ensure that your fence enhances their outside time as well. A fenced-in yard makes it possible for your dog or cat to safely relax in the sunshine, exercise, or play with other members of the family.
Instead of having to settle for a short walk in the mornings, your pooch can have the run of the yard while you have your morning coffee or get ready for the day. To discourage jumping in even the largest dog breeds, consider opting for a fence that is six feet in height. Combined with studious training, this height is sufficient to discourage most dogs from jumping the fence.
Vinyl fencing is an excellent choice for many dogs thanks to the large assortment of closed styles. These fence styles conceal the outside world from your dog, and for many canines, this is beneficial. It causes stress for some dogs to see other animals or humans that they are not able to actually interact with. This leads to undesirable barking or even dangerous escape attempts.
If you have concerns that your pet may try to dig out, an experienced contractor can offer a solution to prevent this from happening. For example, your contractor may need to install a portion of the fence under the ground.
2. You Can Add Fun Additions to Your Property
A trampoline, hot tub, or swimming pool are exciting additions that provide your family with more possibilities for outside entertainment. However, many insurance companies label these items are liabilities. This does not mean that they do not have a spot in your yard; instead, you have to take steps to minimize your liability.
One way to minimize your liability is to install a fence. In fact, some insurance companies require a fence before they will agree to cover claims from certain items, such as pools or trampolines.
A fence helps deter curious neighbors from using your pool or trampoline when you are not home. In many areas, local regulations require you to have a fence with a locking gate if you have a pool. Fences also make recreational additions safer to use, as you can lock them and fit them with alarms so that you know if someone enters your backyard.
3. Additional Privacy Makes Outside Parties and Bonfires More Intimate
If you live close to your neighbors, this makes it challenging to entertain friends and family members. Even if you adore your neighbors, occasionally you may prefer seclusion.
A fence gives the privacy you need to host homey gatherings. When privacy is a priority, vinyl is one of the top fencing options. It comes in multiple heights so that you can customize your level of privacy.
Vinyl is also notoriously easy to maintain, leaving you with more time to spend entertaining or cooking. When it gets dirty, just use a mild soap and your garden hose to clean it off.
Is it time to add a fence to your yard? Contact Mid State Fence today to receive a quote for a fence that satisfies your personal preferences.