With a strong, tall fence around your property, it wards off potential intruders who are looking for an easy way to enter a property’s grounds. Removing such an easy approach hardens the perimeter and as a result, improves the defenses around a home. With home invaders and burglars looking to exploit the weakest link by picking homes that have the fewest obstacles to their access, they often choose other homes instead.
When you care about your home’s privacy and overall protection, then you might be interested in having vinyl privacy fencing installed. This type of fencing offers many benefits, some of which we will lay out below.
A vinyl fence is taller than other choices for fencing. It’s also not the same as brass, steel or wooden fencing options where they’re either too low for true privacy or ornately designed where their appearance overrides security factors. Privacy fencing is better for homeowners who care about the safety of their home and grounds but wouldn’t mind a border that’s attractive too.
Protection from Property Damage
Bad and extreme weather is all over the news. You never know when it’s going to hit your property. High winds and even flying debris can travel onto the property grounds and into a side wall. Having a higher fence helps provide a first line of defense against property damage. It holds firm when something in your neighbor’s garden works loose in the wind and flies towards the fence. When in the garden at the time, it provides protection from harm and the home is safer too.
Better Curb Appeal
When fencing is added to the front as well as the back of the property, it often replaces worn out older fences that have seen better days. Whether that’s rusted out steel fencing or a flimsy temporary fence that the previous owner put in and never replaced, installing an attractive vinyl fencemakes the home look better presented before even setting foot in it. It doesn’t matter whether you’re planning to sell your home soon or at some point in the future, because when itis looking more presentable, itadds value too.
Controlling the Noise Level
With a DIY install privacy fence, you get the unexpected benefit of deadening the noise around the home. This doesn’t happen with steel fences, but with vinyl ones, it performs well by absorbing sound. Whether that’s the neighbor’s kids playing loudly in the next-door garden or car traffic passing by the front of the home, you can benefit from decreased noise levels. There are plenty of other possible steps to take to increase soundproofing in a home, but that’s a great first start.
The maintenance with vinyl fencing is also worth mentioning too. They’re made from PVC, so fences do not get water damage or degrade after installation. Cleaning them is as simple as preparing a bucket of soapy water, giving them a scrub and wiping them clean afterward.