We see it all the time: fencing materials or fencing contractors who offer deals which seem too good to be true. But, at what true cost does a home or landowner purchase cheap fencing materials or labor?
Today we’re going to talk about some of the reasons a homeowner may want to consider investing in fencing which isn’t at the very bottom of the economic spectrum.
Our climate is one of the harshest in the nation in terms of heat. Add monsoon winds to the mix, and it becomes obvious that solid fencing is imperative, especially if you plan to live in the home for any length of time. One only has to watch the local news after a monsoon storm to see the amount of damage which is possible. The solution is to be as prepared as possible. Cheap fencing isn’t in the mix.
Not everyone plans on staying in a house as their ‘forever home.’ If a homeowner is only planning on staying for a few years, there isn’t any point to buying quality fencing, is there? Well, maybe. The reason people don’t but cheap fencing is because it starts to degrade and look shabby much sooner than a quality fence. This translates to either a lower home value or more maintenance and repairs.
Maintenance and repairs
Lower quality fencing will need repairs sooner, but even this is fraught with problems, as a quality repair on a shoddy fence may make the rest of it look bad. Maintenance will also cost more, and painting or restaining fencing is also an expensive proposition if the wood is low grade.
But beyond that, cheap fencing looks cheap. It may offer privacy and convenience, but it will lack much in curb appeal. It’s hard to see a beautiful home with an ugly fence. Since your home is probably your most significant investment, you’ll want to protect its value by investing in a fence which is worthy of your home and family.
If you’re struggling with the cost of a new fence, take a look around the neighborhood. What is appealing? What kind of fence do you want for your home? If you see something you don’t like, don’t be afraid to shy away from it. A fence is a substantial investment. It should be sturdy and not require a lot of care and maintenance. Once construction is complete, it’s a lot harder to backtrack, so make sure you pay for what you want, because you do get what you pay for in fencing.
If you’re considering a new fence, let’s talk about what is possible within your budget. You deserve the best fencing you can afford, and we’re here to help.
If you're considering a fence or gate project in the Phoenix area, Sereno Fence builds custom fencing, fence repair, custom gates, gate repair, RV gates, horse corrals, pool fence, pool gates, custom welding, and wood fences. For more information call (602) 481-1298 today!