If you walk around the neighbourhood that consists of detached houses, you will probably notice that most (if not all) of them have a fence surrounding it. It’s almost like a standard by now. And there are so many to choose from. 

A fence will not only look good, if chosen wisely, but can also define the area of your property. If you want to see what you can do to bring more life into the edges of your space, check out on Google backyard landscaping ideas or just backyard ideas – the internet is full of them!  

Adding a fence brings many benefits to your life. Here is a list that includes some of them. 

Increased privacy

Everyone values their privacy. Who wants to have strangers (or even your neighbours) creeping through the windows, just to catch a glimpse of what is inside? The answer is – no one. Plus, adding a fence will transform your backyard into a private space that will be only for you and your family to enjoy, without worrying about people passing by or eavesdropping neighbours. 

If the purpose of your fence will be privacy, then the best options would be either one that is made out of vinyl fence panels or a wooden one. Chain-links are not recommended as they are see-through and will not give you any privacy. 

Increased value of your property 

If you ever want to sell your house, having a fence installed might increase the number of buyers interested in your property. People value their privacy, and they prefer to purchase a house that has a fence already installed – they are even willing to pay more. 

People who have children and/or pets are the ones that are the most willing to buy a house with a fence already installed, as it will cut down on the time they don’t have one. They may also think that purchasing a fence later will generate more costs than paying a little more for a house that has one already. 

In some cases, you can get back up to 50% of what you spend on building a fence.

Increased security

One of the main reasons why people even install fences is security. If you live in an area where the crime rate is quite high, you probably worry a lot about the safety of your property and your loved ones that live inside. Wouldn’t it be easier to go to sleep without the worry that someone might break into your house, or destroy something that is on your premises? It definitely would. That’s where the fence comes into play.

A good fence will be solid, sturdy, and durable. The type that is usually used for security reasons is a wooden fence with an electrical mesh – it will keep away any unwanted intruders. 

A fence will also be useful if you live in an area that is close to, for example, a wildlife reserve. It will prevent wild animals from coming onto your property and causing harm to your family or to you. 

Better relationship with your neighbour

Adding a fence will also establish the boundaries between your property and your neighbour’s. It will help you in respecting each other privacy and space. 

If you both know exactly where each of your yards ends, you will not have disagreements about who is supposed to, for example, pull out weeds or mow that bit in the middle. You can also experience less conflict and more peace, as your neighbour’s kids won’t be able to come to your yard to play, which equals less noise; and also your neighbour’s animals won’t be able to leave a little surprise on the grass. 

It will improve your relationship. As they say – good fences make good neighbours! 

Increased safety

If you have younger siblings or a child, you know how hard it is to keep them in one place. They love to run and play outside, but you can’t always keep an eye on them. Besides, it only takes a few seconds for them to run onto the street, which is especially dangerous if you live near a busy road. A fence will prevent that. 

If you have a dog, a fence is also a good idea. It will prevent your dog from running away from your property. It will also stop him from barking at your neighbours. You can search for fences that are specially designed for containing pets on your property. 


Installing a fence is not a cheap process, but it is definitely worth it. It will give you more privacy, security, safety, and can even increase the value of your property. You will have a better relationship with your neighbour.

It will decrease your level of stress – so what are you waiting for?


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