Which fence style adds the most value to a home?

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Home care can be a tricky game if you know the house isn’t your forever home. On the one hand, you want to fix everything you don’t like so you can enjoy where you’re living while you’re there, but on the other hand, investing time and money in a home that you’ll be selling soon sometimes doesn’t feel like it is worth the extra effort.

One area that can add value to your Colorado Springs home with less effort on your end in terms of the actual labor is by adding a fence to your house.

A fence will provide security to the home and can complement your yard while defining property lines. Although there are some fences that are cheaper and easier to install, sometimes it pays off to hire a Colorado Springs wrought iron fence installer, or someone for either a vinyl or picket fence.

Which fence style adds the most value?

Fencing can vary from a chain link fence, to a vinyl privacy fence, and there are a ton of uses for fences. However, if your ultimate goal is to add value to your house, it’s important to choose the type of fence that isn’t customized to your lifestyle, but rather is useful for anyone who may end up buying the home. When this is the case, some fences add more value than others.

Iron Fences

A wrought iron fence is a great choice for your home if you’re looking to add value but don’t necessarily need a fence that is super secure. Keep in mind that iron fencing is on the higher end of the investment cost but a lot of buyer's will see it as a quality investment.

Pros:

Wrought iron allows for a great view of your yard and house but it still defines the property’s boundaries. It is the most timeless and beautiful complement to a well-landscaped back yard, especially for corner lots that are flanked by road on either side. Wrought iron fencing opens up small backyards by preventing the closed-in feeling from privacy fencing.

Wrought iron fences also have a long life and give a home a classic look.

Cons:

They unfortunately aren’t easy to install yourself, so it’s important to contact a wrought iron fence installer near you to be sure your fence looks good and is properly installed.

Some buyers may want more privacy than what is provided by wrought iron. While this style of fence is one of the longest lasting materials, a potential buyer may still want to replace the fence if they have children or animals that they want to have more privacy or security for. 

Consider what style of home you have and if wrought iron would be viewed as the best investment for potential buyers.

Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fences are a popular choice of fence that can add a lot of value to a home. They tend to be a moderately expensive fencing option, however, they withstand the up-and-down weather of Colorado quite well. Because they are very durable, they give a huge return on investment.

Pros:

People like fences that they know they won’t have to replace often or spend a lot of time taking care of, and a vinyl fence is relatively maintenance free. It adds value to the home because it provides the boundaries, privacy and enclosure that many families want on a home, but with minimal upkeep.

The best part is that vinyl fences come in numerous styles and colors, so you don’t have to sacrifice curb appeal. 

Cons:

They cannot be painted so once you select the color or style of fence the only way to change up the look is to replace the fence. Likewise, while vinyl fencing is not easily damaged, it also not easily repaired. Repairing a vinyl fence usually requires replacing the entire section which can be expensive.

 

Cedar / Wood Fences

Wooden fences are another fence that can help add to a home’s value - especially if you’re on a budget. There are a variety of styles, it’s durable and doesn’t stand out too much.

Pros:

It’s also a popular fence choice partly because of the cost-effectiveness but also because it comes in a wide variety of styles. Wood fencing can be as elaborate or as simple as you'd like it to be so you have a lot of versatility with matching it to your home's style.

The biggest plus is that wood fencing is one of the lowest cost options for boosting the appeal of a home. Also, it is easy to repair and replace.

Cons:

Wood fencing needs the most maintenance of the fence styles, especially in the drastic climate of Colorado Springs. A cedar fence will need to be stained or repainted every few years and warping, molding and cracking are not uncommon. Dogs also can chew or dig through wood fences easily and the damage can be unsightly. 


When it comes to picking out the perfect fence to add value to your home, a Colorado Springs fence installation company will likely be the best expert to consult. They know the area and trends, the weather and durability needs and what will be a great return on investment and add the most value to your home.