Owning property is a big part of the American Dream, but all that land isn’t complete without the white picket fence — or some variation of it. But while the U.S. fencing market was valued at approximately $7 million in 2016, these products can also add value to your property. It’s no wonder, then, that many U.S. homes have perimeter fences or other types of residential fencing. But how exactly does fence installation make your home more valuable?

It Adds Privacy

One main reason you might consider installing fencing for your home is the level of added privacy it provides. If your home is situated on a busy street or your neighbors are in close proximity to your property lines, adding iron, vinyl, or wood fencing can provide some much-needed separation from everything around you. Not only can it muffle a bit of the noise from around you, but it can also ensure that any get-togethers you have with family and friends aren’t on display for everyone in the area. Although not everyone can live in a truly secluded area, a residential fence can at least make you feel a bit more removed from it all.

It Provides Protection

Another important argument for fence installation is the added safety factor. If you install a fence around a pool, for example, you’ll ensure that your family (or anyone who wanders onto your property) will remain safe and sound. Installing a fence barrier around your property can also dissuade criminals from trespassing, keep children and pets inside, or ensure your neighbors know exactly where your property lines are. The peace of mind that this fencing can provide will often be well worth the investment — and may even act as a major selling point for families who are interested in buying your home later on.

It Offers Visual Interest

Don’t forget that fence installation can also provide major curb appeal. Although some people might assume that fencing might obscure the facade of a home, there are a lot of ways to ensure that your fence will add to the look of your property (rather than detract from it). Depending on the type of material used for your fencing, you can actually make this feature a real standout in your yard. What’s more, many fences can actually offer a welcoming feel, instead of a sentiment that tells people to keep out. As long as the property is well-kept and the fence is integrated into your landscaping design, this can be what makes your home stand out for all the right reasons and provide a little something special that other comparable properties don’t have.

As you can see, the reasons for fence installation can be both practical and sentimental. But when executed correctly, all those reasons equate to added value for your home. To learn more about our residential fencing options and how they can improve your property values, please contact us today.