Why Replace Your Chain-Link Fence With A Wood Fence?

5 May 2020
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You have a chain-link fence for now, but upgrading to a wood fence can be a better option for you. Here are a few reasons to consider upgrading from classic chain-link fence varieties to a more modern wooden fence.

You get greater curb appeal

There are many ways a wood fence can improve the curb appeal of your home. For starters, a classic wood picket fence or any basic wood fence can be painted in any color you wish to match your home's exterior or bring a natural charm to the fencing, or you can have the wood fence stained to keep its natural, earthy appeal. This is not something you can accomplish with a chain-link fence as easily.

There are many styles a wood fence can come in, including split rail, classic picket, privacy styles, and even styles with a lattice or woven appeal. Speak to your fencing contractor about the types of wood fence you can build that will work best for your needs. Your fence contractor may recommend a different style of wood fence for your front yard than for the back portion of your yard to give you even greater curb appeal and dimension on your property.

You add potential value to your home

A wood fence is a type of fence that can give you a better return on your investment, particularly if you have the fence put in the backyard instead of the front. This is something your chain-link fence may not give you as much. Your fencing project can net you a nice return on a lot of your investment from installation. If you choose to sell or rent out your home in the future, having a wood fence comes in handy by offering a benefit that new residents of the property can appreciate, especially if they have kids or dogs that they want to keep closed in.

The type of wood fence you put in will greatly determine what type of return you can appreciate on the investment overall. The more private and durable a wood fence is, the more appreciated it can be for its value, while the more decorative and ornate a wood fence is, the more it can be valued for its personal curb appeal and unique appearance.

Your fencing contractor will show you how much a wood fence will cost to install. If you dispose of your chain-link fence on your own, you can save on labor costs to help reduce the investment in a wood fence.

To learn more, contact a fence company.