Any property can benefit in a number of different ways from installing a fence. It is for these benefits that you should have a fence installed in the first place. However, while fencing should be for you and your family, you may be considering selling your home in a few years when you outgrow it and find yourself wondering if a fence adds value to the property.
The answer to this question is usually yes, but not always. If there is one thing to keep in mind is that fences have a lot of uses for a large number of groups. If the buyer has children, they will have a safe backyard for them. If the buyer has a dog, that dog will have a yard to run free in. If that person doesn’t want to talk to their neighbors, a fence will keep them at bay.
Furthermore, fencing can work to both add definition and to hide things. Say, for example, your neighbor likes to collect scrap metal and store it in their own backyard. They have the right to do it, but it’s not so pretty to look at. Installing something like a privacy fence will keep it out of sight and out of a potential buyer’s mind. It is also worth noting that the varieties of fencing, including pvc fencing camp hill pa, can help define a backyard too. Without a fence, a backyard can look smaller to the eye, but a fence adds the clear definition that shows them exactly how much space they have to work with.
Unfortunately, the fact that a fence can hide things can also work against it. If you live in a well-landscaped area, then putting in a tall fence might not be the best thing for property value. If your property overlooks a serene lake or a beautiful garden, people will pay for those sorts of views. They are more likely to be disappointed if those views are blocked with fencing. As to whether or not a fence can add value is all about gauging the place you live in. In most cases, people want a fence and having one can give you an edge in selling your home. However, building a fence should always be about what you want for your home.
If your fence was the victim of an accident by another (such as a car running through it), neighborhood vandal, or a passing storm, then the good news is that the damage likely will be covered by homeowner’s insurance. However, if you damage the fence in an accident by yourself, such as running into it with a lawnmower, unfortunately, you will probably have to foot the bill yourself.
Of course, every homeowner’s insurance policy is different. Usually, fences will be covered under sections that include structures other than the home itself. The tricky part of this is usually only a percentage will be able to be covered for these extra structures. If you have a $100,000 homeowner’s insurance and only 10 percent covers damage to other structures, then insurance will only cover a maximum of $10,000 worth of damage. You will need to cover anything else yourself. For fence damage, usually, this is enough unless it was truly a terrible storm. The good news is that in most fence damage, only certain sections will need to be replaced, not the whole fence.