boy fenceIn almost every scenario, fence and backyard improvement companies are always urging you to make your home look “special.” Let’s face it, that’s pretty horrible advice. Making your home look special on the outside has been known to increase your home’s chances of break-ins and other unwanted attention. Making your home stand out in suburban America is not the objective, but instead, comfortable quality and a quiet footprint in the neighborhood should be the emphasis companies like ours should have. We can improve your backyard, front-yard, or fences with whatever you have in mind. But sometimes, taking measures to keep your improvements from being front and center can help you and your family stay safe.

At Bobcat Custom Outdoors, we know the drill for many homeowners who would like to give their home a fresh look. When you see a fence that you like, your initial reaction may be to simply begin the installation. Well hold your horses! Because sometimes, it may be in your best interest to install a fence a little more within the range of what it reasonable. Sometimes, a simpler fence is going to do the job a little better than something more extravagant.  Here’s 3 reasons why:

First Impressions Are Everything

First of all, your fence is a direct representation of your income. When you install a fence that looks and feels like it cost a pretty penny, you are setting yourself up as someone of some repute, and probably someone with a deep pockets. This makes you a prime target for burglaries and break-ins. If your fence is too extravagant, your home appears too much of a unique entity and you could increase your chances of having someone break in to it. If, on the other hand, your home is expensive enough to look good with a fence of some sort of extravagance, and your fence doesn’t match up, this also could have the same effect for burglars. Be sure your fence neither stands out among the rest of your home, nor falls behind. Picking the right fence is as much a part of security as locking your front door.

Even Plain-looking Fence-work Can Be Durable, Weather Resistant, and Nice

Secondly, In order to have a durable, quality fence around your home or yard, you don’t have to pick something that LOOKs extravagant, but instead you can pick something that just is. There are quite a few quality fences that, for instance, we Bobcat Custom Outdoors, offer our customers. From Vinyl to Plain Wood, or anything in between, we can make your home look good without going too far with it.

Cost Difference

Lastly, it’ll cost you less to install a fence that is unnecessarily extravagant. If you’re the type to save your pennies, it’s probably going to put your mind at ease to know that there are fencing options out there that won’t break the bank, and will still fix your security issues. You can find a fence that is both cosmetically appealing and durable against the elements and break in. This will help you in the long run, and allow you to invest into other money saving security options. Here at Bobcat Custom Outdoors, we’re telling you this to show you that our focus isn’t just on making a penny. We want what’s best for our customers, and when you choose us for your yard improvement company, you can rest assured that you’re going with a company that cares about their customers.