For most people, the addition of a fence to their property is a purely practical decision. It can provide greater privacy if you have neighbors close by, can prevent wild animals from getting into your yard and can also help you contain your own pets and children and keep them safe. What people don’t often consider, though, is that the addition of custom fencing in Los Angeles, CA can actually improve your property value as well.
The extent to which a fence improves your home value will depend on a variety of factors, including the materials you use, how well you maintain the fence, the kind of privacy it provides and some other important features.
Here are just a few examples of some of the ways you can work with professional fence installers to increase the value of your home with new custom fencing.
As we previously noted, the materials used in the construction of the fence will have an impact on the fence’s overall value. A combination of durability and aesthetic appeal will improve the overall value of your fence and property. Wood fences and solid fences like cast iron and concrete can result in a return on investment of at least 50 percent of the installation and cost of materials, which goes directly to your home value. This is mainly due to the more luxurious appearance.
However, there are some types of fences that, while practical, will not add to the value of your home. Chain link fencing is often cheaper, for example, but it will generally not increase the resale value of your home because it’s not considered to be particularly desirable.
Professional installation will ensure your fence lasts as long as possible. DIY fencing jobs tend to be a bit sloppy because most people lack the professional tools or experience of dedicated fencing contractors. High-quality installation is much more durable and likely to be more attractive with fewer mistakes, making it more likely to add to the value of your home.
Where the fence is positioned can also have an influence on how it contributes to the overall value of your property. Let’s say, for example, your backyard has a rather undesirable view of a home or commercial space to the rear of your property. Having a tall, strong privacy fence can create more of a private oasis for you, blocking out the unattractive view and increasing the value of your property in the process.
In addition, there’s a chance that a fence in front of your house could either add to or subtract from the curb appeal of your home, which means it could have a significant impact on your home’s value one way or the other.
These are just a few of the ways a fence can increase your home’s value, which is something you should take into account when working with professional fence installers in Los Angeles, CA. Contact RainforestLA, Inc. today to learn more about our work.