Adding a fence to your home is it fun way to make your property look different from your neighbors. Homeowners in tract communities love adding unique fences that serve a functional purpose, but also to add a fun new, decorative design element to their property. Wrought iron is one popular exampled. And if you do decide to install a new fence, you should consider buying a modular product. Here are the most important perks of installing modular fences.
Self Installation is a Breeze
The best thing about a modular residential fences is the fact that you can install them without having to hire professionals. Installing a fence is certainly a substantial DIY project, but it is relatively simple and can be completed with minimal tools. Modular fences are specifically designed for customers who want to take on self-installation. Basically, the most difficult part of the job is installing the fence post. Of course, you will need to use different installation techniques depending on what type of ground you are installing the posting. For instance, setting posts into concrete is probably gonna be more difficult then installing one into soil. But, with modular fencing, the rest of the installation is a breeze.
Assembling the Fence
The actual fence posts are designed with pre-cut slots. Then, the fence rails, slats and/or lattices (depending on your fence style) have special fittings on the end that allow them to snap right into the post slots. You will have to make a few cuts when it comes to the length of your slats and rails, but this is all very simple with just a handheld saw. Putting together the fence is more like putting together a puzzle. Some modular materials, like wrought iron fences are a little heavier and more difficult to work with than lighter materials like vinyl. They are also more difficult to cut. Vinyl, fiberglass, and PVC are probably the most common modular fencing materials. You can also find some very attractive composite wood and metal products. While each of these different materials has a unique set of characteristics and advantages, you should base your decision on which looks best with the style of your property.
Even if you are just going to let a professional crew handle the job, modular is still the way to go. When it comes to making repairs and changing your fence, you have much more flexibility with modular products. The cost of upkeep is minimal, especially if you choose a durable product like vinyl or fiberglass.
I have loved cats ever since I was a child. My parents let our cat roam around the yard without a fence when I was a child, but when I adopted my first cat as an adult, I was much too afraid that she would run off to let her outside. After keeping her as an "indoor cat" for a few years, I decided to look into backyard fencing options that she might not be able to climb or jump over. I put a lot of research into those options, so I decided to start sharing what I learned on a blog to help other cat owners and anyone else who is looking for a fence for a specific need. I have been very lucky and my cat hasn't jumped over my fence at all and she now loves her fenced in back yard!