Fence installation can be a boon to any property. While some may worry that it may seem like they want nothing to do with their neighbors, in reality it can provide for structure and balance, as well as adding an attractive feature. It is also true that pet ownership is on the rise and that means that more people who are shopping for houses are looking for fenced yards.

Even though a fence will add to the value of a property, in and of itself, that is usually an insufficient reason to install one. Security and privacy tend to be the primary causes of fence installation, but bounding the property and keeping pets in or out are also high on the list. Believe it or not, in the case of a very small yard, a fence can actually add to the visual appearance of size, by giving the yard shape and form.

If the fence is meant to be a purely decorative boundary – an accent around the edges of the property as it were, like a wallpaper border – then the materials of which is it made can be wide open. The traditional picket fence for example, has very going for it in the way of privacy or security, but is certainly quite attractive, whereas a chain link fence can provide reasonable security and keep a dog in, but will do very little in the way of providing privacy. For privacy, security and the aforementioned dog, a wooden fence with no spaces and as high as local regulations and structural integrity allow is the best choice. If keeping a dog in is the only concern, the installation of an invisible fence is also an option.

With the type of fence, comes the type of fence installer. An internet search will bring up a wide array of professionals who have skill in fence installation. Some may specialize in one type or another, but while price is important, so is the installer’s reputation and the type of guarantees they can offer. Getting everything in writing is also a good idea.

Except in the case of invisible fences, it is also possible to perform the installation without the aid of a professional. However, as this task involves measuring for distance between postholes, digging and possibly pouring cement even aside from the physical labor, it is good to be certain before making that decision.