Will a Fence Add Value to Your Home?
A new fence installation is an investment, so naturally, people wonder if they’ll recoup that investment when they sell their home. There’s no easy answer to this because it would depend on the quality, size, materials and function of the fence.
For example, a simple 40-foot picket fence may not cause an appraiser to tack on extra money to a home’s value; whereas, a full-scale, heavy-duty security fence with computerized gate systems around a very large property might very well bump up the selling value of a home.
The value of a quality fence in a real estate transaction
While a quality wood, iron, vinyl or chain link fence probably won’t give you a big ROI, it definitely can get your home sold quicker.
Many homebuyers look specifically for fenced properties; a really nice-looking fence will be even more attractive to them. Types of fences buyers want with their new homes include:
- Security fences
- Rolling gate and entry systems
- Privacy fences
- Noise-reduction fences
- Safety fences for kids and pets
- Ornamental/decorative fences
- Pool fences
One important thing to keep in mind is, no kind of fence will return its full investment price to you upon the sale of your home. For this reason, it’s not a smart idea to go out and have a fence installed just before selling your home with the idea you’re going to make a lot of financial gain from it.
The best way to attract buyers with your fence
The key to a great-looking fence is two-fold:
- Have it built and installed by experienced fencing contractors
- Keep it maintained and damage-free
No matter what materials are used in the fence, it will only be as good as its installation. This is why, if you’re thinking of installing a new fence, you should work only with experienced local contractors who know how to build the exact type of fence you want.
If you have an older fence and are considering selling your home, have a fence professional come take a look and see if any repairs are needed to restore the fence’s original good looks.
Repair work along with painting (for wood and certain other types of fencing) can make a huge difference in your home’s overall “curb appeal” when buyers come to check the place out.
If you’re not selling your home
If you’re planning to live in your home for a long time, a new fence will still be a great benefit to you. It’s an investment, yes, but it’s one that will pay you back every day as you enjoy what the fence brings, whether it’s security, privacy, safety for kids or just an awesome perimeter enhancement you can be be proud of.
A Perfect 10 Fencing of Brooksville, FL, installs the very best in wood, metal, chain link and vinyl PVC fences, and we provide complete fence repair services by licensed, insured fencing experts.
If you’re thinking of adding a beautiful new fence to your property or want to get an older fence in shape for a sale, count on us for “perfect 10” service and “perfect 10” results every time. Call (352) 606-2623 today.