One of the most common reasons people consider installing fences in their yard is to contain their children and small pets. Although your primary reason for installing a fence in your yard is to keep your pets safe, you want a fence that will also complement the design of your home. With a plethora of fencing options available, here are some things you should consider if you want a perfect fence for your pets and home.
Make Sure They Can’t Climb It
The last thing you want is for your pet to climb over the fence. While some people may like the look of a chain-link fence, it’s not the best option for pet owners since this type of fence has many slots for pets to put their paws into and climb. Instead, opt for a flat-surface fence like a picket or vinyl one that makes it harder for animals to climb. Just make sure not to put a birdbath, a planter, or anything else near the fence where pets can use it as leverage.
Think About Privacy
Do you have a dog that enjoys barking at the sight of humans or other animals? If the answer is yes, your pet may need some privacy. If your dog can easily see through the fence and is a barker, they’ll continue barking all day long, trying to get at anything outside the fenced area. If your dog can’t see anything on the other side of the fence, they will focus on what’s inside the fence and bark less often. Privacy fences can be made out of vinyl, wood, iron, aluminum, and more.
Think About Maintenance
Every kind of fence requires some kind of maintenance. Some fence materials may require more maintenance than others. When deciding on a fence for your pet, choose a fence material that is easy to maintain. Fences are an investment, and you shouldn’t have to spend money on regular repairs and maintenance. You’ll want to choose a fence material that is durable and requires little maintenance since your pet is likely going to be messing with it in some capacity.
Know Your Boundary Lines
When you choose to install a fence on your property, you need to make sure that you are installing the fence only on your property so that you avoid conflict with neighbors. Your pet will enjoy roaming free within the boundaries of your property. If your home didn’t come with a property survey, get a legal one before you build a fence. Additionally, have a professional check for underground water and wetlands before installing a fence.
Find the Right Fence for Your Pet
Dragon Scale Incorporated has a variety of fences to choose from. No matter if you want an aluminum fence, a wooden picket fence, a vinyl fence, or something completely different, we’ve got you covered. Visit our Jessup, MD showroom today!