A fenced in yard will go far in keeping both you and your dog feeling happy and secure. There are many options to consider when it comes to choosing a fence. A few things you may want to consider are the type of fence and what materials to use. Below are common fencing material in the Minnesota fence market for you to consider.
Vinyl fences are a great option for dogs. They are extremely durable throughout our weather changes here in Minnesota as they will not twist, warp, split, or rot like a wood fence. Additionally, vinyl fences often come with manufacturer warranties.
If you have a larger dog who likes to jump or stand on the fence, vinyl is a good option because it can absorb heavyweights and forces better than aluminum or wood. Additionally, if your dog tends to paw at the fencing, vinyl can easily be cleaned with soap and water.
A cedar fence is a classic fencing material that can provide both privacy and security for your yard depending on the style you choose. A benefit of wood fencing is it can act as a sound barrier for dogs who tend to bark more.
Wood fences are very versatile when it comes to style, height, and privacy needs. If you have a dog who likes to jump and chase things, a taller wooden fence (typically 6ft tall) will help keep them contained in your yard and keep the distractions for an excitable dog to a minimum. There are many style options to choose from with wood fences to help meet both you and your dogs needs. Take a look at our wood fence styles to help determine what may be the best style for you and your dog.
Ornamental fences are a great way to add an elegant look to your yard enclosure. This style fence is virtually maintenance free and can easily be cleaned with soap and water. They are see-thru and do not provide any privacy which can be either a positive or negative for dog owners. If your dog is aggressive towards others or likes to bark at people passing by, you may want to consider something that will block their view. However, if your dog enjoys watching and meeting others, this may be a great option for your dog!
The aluminum spindles are typically distanced between 3 inches to 3.5 inches which can prevent your dog from squeezing through while also allowing you a more open flow to your fence design. If you have a smaller dog that may be able to squeeze through that space, you may want to consider something more secure.
When the time comes to add or upgrade fencing in your yard, it is important to consider the cost of the materials and installation, as well as long term costs to maintain your new fence. Different fence materials require different levels of maintenance. Take a look at our blog post to learn more on which type of fence is best for you.
The more durable a fence is, the longer it will last. Paying a little more money upfront to hire a professional fence contractor or for high-quality material could give you many more years of life in your fence before it needs to be repaired or replaced.
The most important consideration when determining the right fence for your yard, is to keep in mind your dog's personality. If they tend to bark a lot, a privacy fence will help keep distractions to a minimum. If they are an escape artist, both a privacy and tall fence will help keep them contained.
As they say, a happy dog is a happy home! Contact our Minneapolis fence company for any questions.