Look out your window. Are you struggling with the sight of a worn-down fence that may not make it past the next storm? If the answer is yes, you may need to do something about it before selling your home.
While fences aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when considering must-have features of a home, they do play a role in how a home is perceived. An old, rickety fence is sure to leave prospective buyers with an unfavorable impression
While you can simply take down the fence and be done with it, it might make more sense to repair or renovate it if you’re looking to promote privacy and curb appeal. A fence can also help delineate property lines, protect the area around a pool, or confine a dog to the yard. It can also function as a security device to keep other people and animals out.
There are plenty of options when it comes to fencing in the 21st century.
Whatever fencing you decide to go with, just keep in mind that all municipalities have different rules and zoning ordinances in place regarding heights, and some fencing projects even require a permit. And if you’re part of a homeowner’s association, there may be additional rules regarding fencing.
As a last measure, painting an old fence can make it look like new and it is the most affordable course of action. Just make sure to fix any loose boards and remove any nails or pieces of chain as they could become a safety hazard.