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"Kudos to the team at Northwest Fencing. They showed professionalism from start to finish. The quote was on time, the crew was polite and everyone showed attention to detail. They removed my old fence, constructed a new one and left the site clean and tidy. Excellent work all around."
- P Knight

Getting the Most Out of a New Fence
January 4, 2016

If you’ve ever spent an afternoon in the back yard gardening or grilling dinner on the barbeque, all the while having a clear view of your next-door neighbour doing the same in the yard over, you probably already have a good idea of the benefits that installing a fence can have.

Benefits of Installing a Fence

However, there are more benefits to getting around to having the fence installed besides avoiding extended small talk with the neighbours. Beyond the immediate benefits, installing a privacy fence can actually increase the amount buyers are willing to pay for your home when the time comes.

In addition to enhancing the appearance of your landscape, most homebuyers are looking for the added privacy of a backyard fence. So, installing a fence for you to enjoy also means the money spent on the added beauty and privacy is likely to end up back in your pocket in the long run.

Fence Styles

However, it’s not just backyard fences that can appeal to potential buyers, installing decorative front yard fences that support the design and style of your home’s exterior can also add to a home’s appeal. Though, it’s important to remember that installing a privacy fence or a design that does not match the style and design of your home could have the opposite effect and actually reduce curb appeal, so it’s important to consider your choices before the post holes are dug.

Looking for Design Options? View the Gallery for an Assortment of Fence Styles

Determining Fence Cost 

Of course, there are many factors that will determine how much your fence will cost you, and how much of that money spent you can expect returned when your home sells. The size of the lot, the height of the fence, the materials used and the design chosen will all play a role in your costs and returns. Decisions like wood versus iron, 6 feet versus 4 feet will all contribute to the overall costs and appeal. Generally, the more privacy added and the greater the visual appeal of your structure, the better response it will garner from potential buyers.


If you’ve been considering installing your back yard privacy fence, or enhancing your curb appeal with a well designed front fence, the best way to get the most for your money is to do it now. This way, you get the use and enjoyment that you’ve been looking for, but can still count on recouping some of your costs whenever you decide it’s time to put your home on the market.

To Discuss New Fence Design Options or to receive a quote, Contact Us today!

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