Choosing a Fence with Your Dog in Mind

  • By lemaster
  • 06 Dec, 2017

Deciding on a New Fence? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Are you a dog owner who is in need of a durable fence? Well Built Fence Inc is here to help! If you live in the Gainesville, FL area and you’ve recently added a new furry member to your family, it is important that you have a fence installed that will keep your pet safe from harm.

Before deciding on a new fence, first you should consider your new furry family member. Also, how large your dog will grow to be will play a part in the size of fence you need. Whether your dog only needs a small section of your yard to play in or you need to have your entire yard fenced in, we are the team to call.

Things to consider when picking out a fence for your dog:

 

  • Fence Height: It seems obvious, but you need the right height to keep your dog contained. If it’s not tall enough, your dog could escape and get hurt or even lost. It is very important to consider your dog’s size and jumping tendencies to determine the appropriate fence height. Some questions you need to ask yourself include: How big is your dog? Does he or she tend to jump? If so, how high?
  • Picket Spacing: If you have a small- or medium-sized dog, you need to pay attention to picket spacing. Smaller dogs and puppies can squeeze through pickets and escape.
  • Visual Barrier: You may not know this, but some dogs experience barrier frustration, which occurs when they see a potential playmate or person on the other side of the fence but can’t get past the fence. This means that the dog will typically bark at every squirrel or passerby. If you recognize that your dog is experiencing this frustration, you may want a fence that he or she cannot see through.

Have more questions for our team? Are you ready to have a new fence installed that will ensure the safety of your pet? We are a fence contractor that can handle it all, including board on board fencing, operator entry systems, ornamental aluminum fencing, PVC vinyl fencing, shadowbox fencing, chain link fencing, custom fencing, and fence repair. Call us today!

By lemaster 06 Dec, 2017

Are you a dog owner who is in need of a durable fence? Well Built Fence Inc is here to help! If you live in the Gainesville, FL area and you’ve recently added a new furry member to your family, it is important that you have a fence installed that will keep your pet safe from harm.

Before deciding on a new fence, first you should consider your new furry family member. Also, how large your dog will grow to be will play a part in the size of fence you need. Whether your dog only needs a small section of your yard to play in or you need to have your entire yard fenced in, we are the team to call.

Things to consider when picking out a fence for your dog:

 

  • Fence Height: It seems obvious, but you need the right height to keep your dog contained. If it’s not tall enough, your dog could escape and get hurt or even lost. It is very important to consider your dog’s size and jumping tendencies to determine the appropriate fence height. Some questions you need to ask yourself include: How big is your dog? Does he or she tend to jump? If so, how high?
  • Picket Spacing: If you have a small- or medium-sized dog, you need to pay attention to picket spacing. Smaller dogs and puppies can squeeze through pickets and escape.
  • Visual Barrier: You may not know this, but some dogs experience barrier frustration, which occurs when they see a potential playmate or person on the other side of the fence but can’t get past the fence. This means that the dog will typically bark at every squirrel or passerby. If you recognize that your dog is experiencing this frustration, you may want a fence that he or she cannot see through.

Have more questions for our team? Are you ready to have a new fence installed that will ensure the safety of your pet? We are a fence contractor that can handle it all, including board on board fencing, operator entry systems, ornamental aluminum fencing, PVC vinyl fencing, shadowbox fencing, chain link fencing, custom fencing, and fence repair. Call us today!

By lemaster 22 Sep, 2017

How much do you want to spend?

Cost can always make or break your thoughts on a particular kind of fence. If you are set on installing a wrought iron fence, but have a budget that’s more in line with a chain link fence, you might want to reconsider your decision. Wood and chain link are two of the most affordable types of fences per foot to install, followed by vinyl, aluminum, wrought iron, barbed wire, and others.

What is the main reason you want a fence?

To increase your property value if you’re moving in the future.
To have privacy from your neighbors close by.
To improve your curb appeal.

To establish boundaries.

To protect your pet(s) and/or children.

To conceal noises from busy streets, etc.
To conceal unattractive sights such as your neighbor’s unkempt lawn.

How much maintenance do you actually want to do?

Fences are great to have, but some require a little more maintenance than others. If you don’t mind staining or painting your fence every couple years, choose a wooden fence. On the other hand, if you don’t want to worry about doing nearly any maintenance at all, choose a chain link or aluminum fence for minimal maintenance.

Does your preferred type of fence meet HOA guidelines in your area?

Some restrictions or guidelines concerning your fencing might include: wind and storm resistance, fence height restrictions, views and visibility, and style and uniformity.

 

Need a fencing contractor?

When you’re considering having a fence installed on your property, call the professionals at Well Built Fence Inc. in Gainesville, FL. We can help you make an informed decision when you’re thinking of adding a fence to your residential property. Our professionals can even install the following types of fences and help with fence repair.

  • Board-on-Board Fencing
  • Ornamental Aluminum Fencing
  • PVC Vinyl Fencing
  • Shadowbox Fencing
  • Custom Fencing
  • Chain Link Fencing
  • Operator Entry Systems

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