How a Fence Adds to Your Home's Curb Appeal

A well-built and beautiful fence can add to your home's curb appeal!
Shelby Robinson
Shelby Robinson
Last Update:
August 5, 2022

First impressions are important- including the first impressions of your property! A fence is often the first thing people notice about your home's exterior and having a beautiful and well-built fence makes a big impact. Whether you're interested in investing in a new fence or considering a makeover for your current fence, there are things you should know about how a fence adds curb appeal to your home!

First Impression of Your Home

People can tell a lot about a home before they even hit the front door. A fence that is in disrepair or looks bad compared to the rest of the neighborhood can send the wrong message to people about you and your property.

Maintaining a Beautiful Fence

A fence installation or upgrade is a worthy home improvement project. There are dozens of style combinations that you can choose from that will fit your needs and the desired look of your outdoor space. Once a new fence is built, it will last several years with proper care and maintenance. There are even simple things you can do on an annual basis, like power washing (also called pressure washing) or adding a fresh coat of paint for a pop of color that will keep your fence looking brand new for longer! Even though a DIY fence may seem like a good idea, it's not advisable for a variety of reasons. Best to trust the experts! You can browse our online fence gallery for some curb appeal ideas!

Preparing to Sell Your Home

Experts in the Real Estate industry will tell you that a nice fence can be a huge selling point on your home! Potential homebuyers often tell real estate agents that they want to invest in a home with the most useable space- and that includes outdoor space. A home that lacks a fence or has one that is old/rotting/falling apart can be less appealing than a home with an aesthetically pleasing and functional fence. Potential buyers may even request that the fence is replaced as a condition of the home sale... so better to get ahead of the curve and start the process for repair or replacement early. A fence is a lasting investment, so a new fence can increase your home value! Plus, there are even different scenarios in which your fence can be a tax deduction!

Lets You Enjoy Your Outdoor Space

Part of the curb appeal of a fence is that it allows you to best enjoy your outdoor spaces! Homeowners want to be able to have a fence that is beautiful AND functional, because nothing is less appealing than an old rotted fence that doesn't allow you to be outside.

Adds Privacy

Different types of fences will provide varying degrees of privacy for the front of your home and the rest of your property. For example, a horizontal fence or spaced out picket fence will offer less privacy but may be a great choice if you don't want to obstruct the view from your front yard or front porch. A solid privacy fence in wood or vinyl is a great option if you want a high degree of privacy, like around a pool area. Different areas will have different regulations regarding acceptable fence specs (like fence height) so be sure to consult with the experts before moving forward on the construction of your new fence.

Keeps Animals In (or Out)

If you have pets, you want to make sure they are safe and secure in your front yard or backyard! Fences that have structural damage can pose a threat to your pets because they are vulnerable to collapsing and can allow your pets to escape through any damaged fence panels. However, a well-built fence will allow your pets access to the great outdoors and can give you peace-of-mind knowing they are contained by your fence. A well-constructed fence will also keep unwanted animals (like predators or pests) out of your yard! Hybrid wood and wire fences (also called Box Wire fences) are great options for areas with high concentrations of wild life- or simply a solid wooden fence will do the job in most cases as well.

Showcases Your Space

A fence that matches the desired look of your home and property will enhance the other beauty around it! The right fence can make a big difference to the entire look of  your home's exterior.

Protects Your Landscaping

Homeowners spend a lot of time and energy on landscaping! Maybe you have nice perennial flower bed to showcase- or mulch around other greenery- or some string lights over an outdoor garden. No matter what other elements are in your yard- a fence can help protect them and keep them looking beautiful and boost curb appeal. Fences can serve as a barrier around your plants and other landscaping to prevent damage from animals or even people walking through your property.

Ties Together Other Exterior Elements

There are many small details that, when combined, create the overall aesthetic of your home and outdoor space. Things like window boxes, decorative house numbers, light fixtures, and the entry way to your front steps. An old dilapidated fence can totally take away from/distract from all the other things that make your home uniquely yours. Rather than take away from the beauty of your home, a fence should add to it!

Our team of experts can work with you to design and install your dream fence. Our tech-enabled process means that this home improvement endeavor is faster, easier and won't come with surprise costs. You can check out our 3D fence quoting tool to see what style might be best for adding curb appeal to your property!

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