Are you thinking about professional fence installation? Wondering what type of fence to put in? Wondering if you need professional installation or if you can do it yourself? Like most home improvements, putting in a fence will increase your home’s value, if you do it right. Let’s take a look at the 3 main ways a fence can increase your property value.
1. Enhances Your Enjoyment of Your Home
The first way putting in a fence increases your home’s value is that it increases your enjoyment of your home. A privacy fence allows you to enjoy your backyard without worrying about the neighbors watching. A fence also helps you stop worrying that your pets or young children might wander off the moment you take your eyes off of them.
Privacy and stress relief? Priceless.
2. Enhances Curb Appeal
Professional fence installation will enhance your home’s curb appeal. This is true whether it’s a low front yard fence or a backyard fence. A fence frames your home and can highlight architectural qualities or landscaping.
This increases your pride in ownership. And who doesn’t love it when someone tells you what a beautiful home you have?
3. Enhances Resale Value
For most home buyers, a home with a fence is more valuable and preferable to a similar home without a fenced yard. This is especially true for families with young children or pets, as well as home buyers who like the idea of built-in privacy and security.
Realtors make a point of mentioning a fenced yard in MLS listings, because they know that’s a major selling point for a lot of people. It may give you an edge over similar homes if you do decide to sell your home.
There are a few caveats to a fence increasing the resale value of your home.
- Materials matter. A rusty old chain link fence may be a turnoff for a would-be buyer. Steel ornamental, cedar, and vinyl fences will all enhance the resale value.
- The fence needs to be professionally installed. A shoddy fence installation will not increase the value as much, if at all.
- It must be in good repair. If a fence is leaning or missing planks or pickets, it will be a sign that you don’t take good care of your home. Arrange for fence repair before you list your home.
With all of this being said, don’t install a fence just because you think it will increase resale value. Install it because you want the benefits it will provide you, your family, and your pets.
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Fence installation season is in full swing. To reach us quickly, call (720) 418-8194 to schedule an appointment for us to visit your property to give you a detailed quote. An on-site visit is necessary so that we can take measurements, make notes of any slope or uneven ground, and introduce ourselves.
We install fences of all types, and if you haven’t decided on the fence material you want yet, we can give you multiple quotes to help you choose. We serve clients in the greater Denver area, including Arvada, Golden, Lakewood, Littleton, and Wheat Ridge.