Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Blog Post | 0 comments

The old expression, Good fences make good neighbors is true, but it’s only half the story. This refers strictly to perimeter fences that surround a homesite. But fences play a more diverse role in landscaping where they help solve problems and create opportunities within a homesite. These interior fences may be called “partitions”, because they work just like walls indoors to enclose a space such as a swimming pool vegetable garden. But partition fences also help to define space in a more open way, improve homesite safety, and control views.

 

Design

Fencing design is as much about location and configuration as it is height and detailing. Fencing can be a strong design element or it can be made to disappear into the background of the landscape. All of these decisions are made by your landscape and fencing designer (such as Franklin Fence and Deck) in the process of creating an overall site plan that is both attractive and functional.


Materials

There are soooooo many options in fencing materials. Vinyl has finally come of age, offering far greater range of color and style than ever before. Wrought iron, now tubular and much more light weight is far more affordable and easily adapted to a wide range of sites.

 

Innovation

Within this world of fencing there is a new emphasis on security and technology. Video cameras and entry gates with buzzers and intercoms are making homes more secure and offering greater backyard security. There are a few very important kinds of fences that are whole realms unto themselves. For example, deer fencing is particularly challenging due to the scale of rural landscapes and the cost of fencing expansive areas. Recent innovations have yielded new and unusual designs that prove equally effective as very tall barriers. For historic or cottage style living, the picket fence has become totally maintenance free. Integration of steel posts has also solved problems with rotting earth to wood anchorage.

 

No matter what your architectural style, your site requirements and the regional limitations, Franklin Fence and Deck has your fencing solution! The key is understanding the newer options and evaluating whether or not they are an improvement to the traditional wood fence.

 

Boundary Survey for Fences

The property lines of rural properties and even some suburban lots can be tricky. It is important to know exactly where the property line runs during the design process and particularly before you finish with the cost estimates. In many cases it is worth the additional expense of a legal survey before construction of a fence. It may be just setting the corners of the property, or you may need a full property line survey if the parcel is irregular. Insist on a licensed land surveyor for this job to avoid future boundary disputes. To save money, neighbors will sometimes work together to share the cost of the surveyor for mutual property lines, which also ensures both are satisfied with the proposed fence.

 

For all of your fencing needs, call Franklin Fence and Deck at 615-790-8428. We service all of Middle Tennessee including Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood and surrounding areas.

 

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