Building a fence is a big commitment, especially if you do it right. Remember, it’s the best calling card for your property and frequently the best way to add value and curb appeal. It’s not something that you’re going to want to embark on every few years. Not only is it a commitment for your wallet, it’s a commitment for your time, a stressor on your life, and something that can completely change what your dream home looks like. Never fear, my friends. You’ve made the best decision ever, by stopping by the Taylor Fencing blog. When you click on that button, you’re immediately sync’d with a huge network of experts and enthusiasts, who know exactly how a dream fence plays into your home. It’s a bigger conversation than you may think. There are neighbours to think about, there’s always the conversation around materials, and then there are all of logistics around timing, spacing, etc. It can be a lot, and that’s why many don’t want to take it on, because they think that they’re doing it on their own. Luckily, that’s not the case. Or at least, it isn’t with us. The work doesn’t start and stop with standard installation; it starts the second you visit our site, learn about the values of our team and truly experience our commitment to sharing every ounce of information that we know… with you.
Perfect example here today. Choosing a type of fence can be daunting, if you’re not led in the right direction. We’ve discussed complementary fencing styles for different architectural styles many a time, but sometimes, the question is slightly more different. You may live in a neighbourhood – which yes, thrives on a certain architectural style – but that’s a completely different conversation to have. Read on for more information.
As sad as it is to hear, there are dozens of neighbourhoods and areas around us, where higher security is more necessary. Luckily, many of our styles fit this profile, so you’re in luck. If you live in an area where the crime rate may be higher or if you don’t feel as safe as you’d like at the beginning or end of the day, we think that COLORBOND and wire fencing are for you. They both have different aesthetics, but are both extremely efficient in keeping you and your loved ones safe – which is, and will always be, our ultimate goal for you.
There are other neighbourhoods which have stipulations about what sorts of fences (among other architectural assets) you’re even allowed to have. This is where we step in. We’re close friends and partners with each of the neighbourhood councils in the area, and our conversations over time have taught us a thing or two. We know where there are strict and finite rules about the only types of fences that you can have. And that’s NO problem. It’s a simple conversation, and we work with you to discern if that decision makes the most sense for you. Best of all? You don’t have to be involved in these conversations unless you want to. We’ll do the hard work, but we’ll also always give you the opportunity to weigh in on what’s most important to you for your dream home.
And then, there are the dream neighbourhoods where you truly have the freedom to decide exactly what sort of fence you would like. Even here, there are many different questions to ask, and we can help along every step of the way. Take a look at the style of your home. Is it very specific and would only certain fence styles accompany it well? We can make recommendations. If this a flip property and you’re planning on changing everything about the current home anyway. If this is the case, it’s an even more exciting conversation because you’re creating something all by yourself AND you’re adding value to the house. Finally, maybe there’s a fence already in place… and you hate it. It’s time to go, so you again – are left with the awesome opportunities to determine what you want your next architectural steps to be.
There are some easy bottom lines here:
- Always work with Taylor Fencing. We know what we’re doing. We’ve done it for decades and have answered the broadest spectrum of questions you can image. No, really… we’ve gotten some interesting ones. But the ones that make the most sense are truly around: “what will my neighbourhood council say about this decision?”, “do I have the right information and permits in place to even think about building a fence?”, AND “Is my current fence secured under any litigation before I even think about ripping it out.
- That was an easy one, but the next is a broken record. Your. Homework. We will always be your advocate, but you need to be your number one. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving in as a new homeowner, taking over someone else’s home, or starting from scratch – the more that you’re in the driver’s seat, the bigger your smile will be when your new home and brand-new fence are finally revealed.
- Finally, just think about expectations. We’re biased, because we truly believe that a high-quality fence is one of the best things that you can add to your home. If you agree, make sure that you’re budgeted in advance, talking to right people, and never feeling afraid to ask the right questions. Sure, you may live in a particular neighbourhood with different stipulations. But, this is your home. And the Taylor Fencing team is going to have your back making the decisions that make the most sense for you.
Questions? Comments? The Taylor Fencing team is here for you. We hope that you have a wonderful week and look forward to speaking with you soon about any of your fencing – or otherwise – needs.