Front yard fencing is popular in family neighborhoods where children and dogs play in the yard. This type of fencing is much different than backyard fencing though – more transparent and less private. It is designed to create a barrier on the property without blocking the view from the curb. Here is a look at some popular types of front yard fencing so you can get a feel for your options.
By far the most popular type of front yard fencing is the traditional picket fence. These fences usually stand around three feet tall at the highest points, but they may curve down as part of their decoration. The pickets come in a wide range of colors, and you can select the one that best matches your home. Of course, you can’t go wrong with a classic white picket fence.
Wrought Iron Fencing
Wrought iron is a sturdier option than picket fencing, and it is better suited for certain styles of home. Pickets create a cottage appearance, while wrought iron looks ornate and regal. If you have other wrought iron features on the front of your home, such as your front door or porch columns, this front yard fencing would tie in well with your curb appeal. Black is the most popular color for wrought iron, but there are other options available.
Chain Link Fencing
Chain link fencing is more affordable than the other options, but it is much less decorative. If you just need a barrier around your yard regardless of the design, this will do the trick. Chain link is most often installed at three-, four- or six-foot tall, so you can select a height that accommodates your needs. If you want something that will enhance your home’s façade though, you’re better off investing in a different type of front yard fencing.
Privacy Front Yard Fencing
Most areas will not allow privacy fencing around the front yard because that blocks access to the home. However, if you live in an area that will permit it, you can get a wood or vinyl privacy fence in the front to match your fence in the back. Note that this will make your property look closed off, which will detract potential buyers if you go to sell your home in the future. This option is only ideal in very specific circumstances.
Front Yard Fencing for Large Rural Properties
If you have a lot of land to cover, there are cost-effective fencing styles suited specifically for large areas. These usually consist of simple posts and cross posts that provide minimal security. You can have a more secure fence near your house and use this to establish the perimeter of your land.
To learn about all of these options and figure out which one is right for you, contact All Around Fence, LLC. We will come out to your property and provide an exact quote for your front yard fencing installation.
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