Design Choices for Wood, Vinyl and Metal Ornamental Fences
As you think about fencing for your residential or commercial property, you have a number of factors to consider. Making the right design choices today will make an enormous difference in your satisfaction, the total cost of ownership, and long-term maintenance. Lasting for decades, a well-designed fence will protect your privacy, increase your property value and add more security. Now, more materials have become available and affordable, with the most popular choice being wood, vinyl, chain link, aluminum and steel. You can choose picket, privacy, semi-privacy, or post-and rail design depending your needs.
As the leading fence company in Minneapolis and St. Paul, we know how important your choices are. That’s why we offer the widest range of design and material options in the Twin Cities area. It’s also why we always provide plenty of information so you can make an informed decision on your own. We encourage all of our customers to take their time when weighing your choices, and offer all the help you need to make a decision. Some of the factors to consider include:
What is the reason you have to build your fence? If it’s to dress up your front yard, perhaps a traditional picket or ornamental fence is the best choice. If you’re looking for privacy, you can choose from dozens of privacy and semi-privacy designs available in wood and vinyl materials. For residential and commercial properties, security may be the main issue, and your choices may be based primarily on that concern. Defining the function and goals is an important first decision.
Like every big home improvement project, everyone considers cost when thinking about installing a new fence. The cost varies, depending on your choice of materials, from economical chain link to beautiful ornamental fencing. Keep in mind that the total cost is measured over the lifetime of that fence, not just the initial purchase price. Cheap materials from questionable sources and inadequate installation techniques can lead to high maintenance and repair cost, or early replacement. In the long run, quality reduces costs over time. Choose the best quality in materials and installation to get the best value.
Today’s fencing comes in an amazing variety of materials, including traditional wood, steel, aluminum and chain link, along with the newer, maintenance-free PVC vinyl and composite materials. Each offers different qualities, appearance, and durability. At our Brooklyn Park showroom, you can see samples of the various types of materials and designs, and discuss them with an experienced consultant, who can help you choose the best fence for your needs and budget.
Gates and Accessories
Most fence projects require gates, along with other finishing touches. Choosing these accessories is a big part of your new installation. Customizing your fence for your needs with walk-through and drive-through gates, and choosing finials, post caps, and other decorative features creates unique appearance. Secure latches, self-closing hinges, and even power-operated gates are some of the other options available. We offer the widest range of accessories, gates, and other products you can find anywhere.
City Building Codes and Rules
Every community has its own building regulations, designed to assure quality construction. Your choice in fencing needs to meet those codes and rules. Restrictions on height, materials, location, and other factors may influence your choices and cost. We know the regulations for most communities in the Minneapolis St. Paul metro area, and can help you make choices that meet those codes. You may view our list of various Twin Cities Fencing Codes to see what might be required in your town or city, and you should also speak with your local building official to be sure of any updates or changes.
If you build your fence on or near a property line with an adjacent neighbor, always make sure it is built strictly inside your own land. Failure to observe the property boundaries can be very costly. Before installing a new fence, consider how its appearance matches the neighbor’s property. It is a good idea to share your plan with your neighbors first to avoid potential disputes. Sometimes, neighbors can split the cost of the materials and installation, as well, when they agree on appearance.
Many Minnesota homeowners and commercial property owners choose to install their own fences, and our company specializes in helping them do a great job, with installation guides, material delivery, and expert advice. For others, we have expert crews who will install your fence for you, quickly, efficiently, and perfectly. Our experienced crews take great pride in their work, and build every fence as though they were building it for their own property.
Every fence is built to meet certain needs and every installation project has a budget. Our job is to make sure that your new fence matches your needs while keeping its cost under your budget. We offer you an accurate price estimate after an onsite visit to discuss various design options. We are committed top-quality products at low prices. We have the most competitive pricing in the Twin Cities due to our volume discounts by manufacturers. Our savings are translated into lower cost for our customers.
Fence Design and Installation Company – Minneapolis St. Paul, MN
Only at our Minnesota premier fence company will you find the full range of designs and styles that let you create a fence that is perfectly suited to your property. Big box stores offer a limited selection of materials and options and may not have the best quality materials. As the most trusted fence contractor and supplier in the Twin Cities, you’ll find virtually unlimited choices of fence designs, all of high quality, carefully selected materials, along with installation you can trust for great results. Since 1983, we’ve been helping Minnesota homeowners and commercial property owners design and build fences that meet their demands for quality, function, endurance, and value. Contact us soon for a consultation and quote,or drop into our beautiful, convenient showroom and store to see samples and talk about your project with our experienced sales staff. Let us show you why we have earned the unmatched reputation throughout the Minneapolis St. Paul metro area.