If you’ve just moved into a house without a fence, you might find yourself asking if you even need a fence. Most houses have a fence, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you need one. Here are some things to consider:
Do you have pets? If you have a dog or other outdoor pet, this is a no-brainer. You need a fence around your yard to keep your pet safe and in your yard. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you can just train your dog to stay in the yard; it’s always safest to have a fence just in case.
Do you have kids? Just like with pets, it’s best to have a fence if you have kids who will be playing in your yard. This is a safety measure that all parents will want to take.
Do you have a pool? If you have a pool, you will want a fence around the pool in order to keep children and animals out of the pool and safe. Even if you don’t have kids, your neighbors’ kids can wander into your pool and become injured.
How are your neighbors? If you get along well with your neighbors you might not mind having an open yard with them. However, if you have had issues with your neighbors, it might a good idea to put up a fence to prevent future issues.
Do you have any valuables in your yard? If you have valuables you might want to have a fence with a lock. This can include yard equipment, grills, bikes, and anything else that you don’t want to be stolen.
Do you like the look of fences? There are many different types of fences out there with different aesthetics to suit almost anyone. Many people choose to go with a fence because they like the way it looks in their yard.
Overall, we have found that a fence is best in most circumstances. However, if after going through this list you still don’t want one, that’s okay. Your yard is your personal preference.