Published at Tuesday, October 02nd 2018. by in Fence Modern.
The wonderful thing about a double gate is that it functions as a single gate and the second gate leaf only opens when you choose for it to. When considering gate placement think of ease of entry and exit. You may want a gate close to the side door in a garage. A good place for a double gate is the side of the house close to the driveway. That way if you do need to get a vehicle through it you dont have to drive across the front yard. Gates in the back of the fence can be nice if you have a deep lot or back up to an easement. Gates into next door neighbors yards can also be nice but keep in mind if you or the neighbor sell the house the gate may not be welcome by the new occupant.
Are you planning to install fences around your house? Do fences do more than just give protection and privacy to your house? Robert Frost the American poet rightly pointed out that Good fences make good neighbors. When you install fences around your house your dog would not be able to run out of your house and bark at people. This helps build good relationships in the community. Fences also add to the beauty of your home and garden and make it a secure place to live in.
Now that you know what the HOA will allow its time to plan the placement of your fence. Some HOAs require the fence to be on the property lines while others will let you place the fence in from the property line to allow for shrubs. The HOA will also tell you how far up the house you can come such as the rear corner 20 from the rear corner or to the front of the house. Decide what works best for you and meets HOA regulations. Gate placement is also an important factor in fence layout. I usually suggest two gates- one on each side of the house. I also suggest making one of those gates a double gate. A double gate allows to you to get larger items in your back yard such as a vehicle a shed a play set or anything else.
For the more style and design savvy home owners the fence can be an excellent way to express your color matching and inner designing skills you can choose a color that compliments your house and its front features but not match the colors this means you can try and go a little crazy with the fence knowing it is only one part of the whole design of the front of the house and making a design statement in the process. This idea can sometime sound radical but you will be surprised to know how many people start exploring with colors when they build a fence and than once they see how successful boldness can be sometime that get the courage to make more outdoor changes to the house so do not be afraid to consider radical colors and styles.
After you decide where to place the fence you need to pick a fence design you like. Since this series of articles is on wooden fencing I will tell you about common wood fence styles. The great thing about wood is the design is almost endless. Most fence contractors are also skilled carpenters and can help you design and build a fence that is unique to your tastes. With that being said there are common fence designs. Dog Ear Scalloped Arched or Half Moon Flat Top Shadow box Board on Board Spaced Picket and Trim Top are some of the most common fences we install. Some of the fence styles can mix such as an arched shadow box or a scalloped board on board. The easiest way to see pictures of these designs is to go to Google images and type in the fence style followed by the word fence.
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