Fences, whether they are Ornamental, PVC, Chain Link, Safety Mesh or Wood can be costly to build and install. Before you decide on making this investment, read the fallowing pros and cons in order to help you make the correct choice.


  • Privacy – If everyone going past your property can see into your yard, it may be difficult to relax and enjoy yourself. Installing a privacy fence can go a long way to creating a peaceful get-away for your family.
  • Containment – Fencing can provide a safe area for kids and pets, keeping them in your yard allowing you more opportunities to keep an eye on them.
  • Security – A fence is beneficial at keeping unwanted people and animals from gaining access to your yard, which if you have a pool, can help in avoiding dangerous situations.
  • Proper Design – Having an attractive style fence that is erected to enhance the property will add not only to the curb appeal of your home, but also add value to your home.


  • Maintenance – Certain types of fence, mainly wood, require maintenance to keep it looking good and ensure it will last. It will need periodic cleaning, staining, sealing and painting. Not exactly a fun way to spend your time.
  • Expense – Fence costs vary depending on style, height, amount of fence needed and the number of gates. Believe it or not buying fence at the “big box stores” doesn’t mean saving money, as these fences are only 6′ sections which will use more material and more labor.
  • Wildlife – If you are lucky enough (or unlucky depending on how you feel) to have a rural or wooded property, a fence can trap wildlife in your yard causing unnecessary damage to the fence and also harm to the animal. If as an example you live in an area that has a lot of deer, a 6′ fence may not be the best choice.

Now that you have taken the time to read these pros and cons I hope this helps in your choice of whether to install a fence or not to install a fence and to choose the best fit for you and your family.