How to Choose the Perfect Fence For Universal City Living
Looking to augment the safety, security and enjoyment of your yard in Universal City? The right residential fence can achieve all that. But you have to do your research on which one would best suit your needs in this community that’s located across the Union Pacific Railroad tracks from Randolph Air Force Base in Bexar County.
Universal City is home to 20,000 and stretches more than five square miles, born when three San Antonio doctors bought farmland here in 1929, according to the Texas State Historical Association.
When searching for the right fence to complement your Universal City property, consider these top factors.
Think about why you need the fence. A chain link fence is great if you’re going for functionality. If you want to enhance curb appeal, aesthetics or privacy, you may want to go with a taller cedar fence featuring solid panels.
You may love the look of the traditional white picket fence for your ranch or Colonial, but consider the time commitment that comes with maintenance chores.
You may have to stain or paint it every few years and repair any sections that have rotted over time. If this time commitment isn’t something you’re willing to give, you may be better off with a vinyl fence with minimal upkeep.
Check with your homeowners or neighborhood association before installing a fence, as they may have rules regarding the height, look, and material of fences installed in the neighborhood. If you want to get ideas on fences that will gel with your house type, walk around the neighborhood and see what kinds of fences are popular with others.
Likewise, your city or town could have rules regarding things like how far a fence must be set back from the sidewalk or property lines. Also, you may need to pull a building permit. And finally, you may have to comply with requirements if you are located in a flood plain area, historic district or conservation district.
All fenced-in areas should have two entrance points at least. One should be large enough to fit things like lawn mowers, garbage barrels, and patio furniture. The other can be smaller – enough to allow people to walk through a latching door. To lead up to these entrance points, you may want to make a decorative stone or concrete path to delineate the area.
It can be expensive to install a new fence, particularly with big yards. If you love cedar but don’t have the budget for it, no one says you have to line your entire perimeter with this material. To keep costs low, you could use cedar for the sides and front, and put a chain link on the back where your property abuts the woods or shrubbery.
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