Fencing Ideas for Making Your Backyard a Secluded Retreat

Summers in the Greater Toronto Area are sunny, hot; and, unfortunately, far too short. That’s why it’s important to take advantage of the warm weather while it’s here. At Total Fence Inc., we know that for many Torontonians, nothing epitomizes summer like lounging in the backyard, a cold beverage in hand, and the sounds of sizzling meat on the BBQ.

To maximize backyard fun and make memories with family and friends, you need to turn your yard into a private paradise. Total Fence Inc. understands that a new fence, deck, and even custom carpentry can be the perfect way to enhance the overall look and appeal of your property.

A backyard fence can serve many functions: decorative landscaping, privacy, protection for children, and a way to contain pets.  Depending on the purpose and budget, homeowners can choose from a wide variety of fencing styles and materials.

Chain Link Fence

One of the most economical and affordable ways of providing security is with chain link fencing. Chain link fences at Total Fence Inc. come in a variety of sizes and colours and are durable and long-lasting.

Because chain link fences do not provide as much privacy as solid wood fences, they are often used in less visible areas of a property. At the same time, chain linked fences can be made more private by planting hedges or shrubs close by.

While a chain link fence is relatively easy to install (fixed to galvanized pipes spread around the property), it can be made more difficult depending on the grade of the property and the homeowners’ level of experience. That’s why it’s best to trust the work to the experts at Total Fence Inc. We have years of experience working with all types of materials and terrains every day, and can complete the project perfectly and on time.

Wood Fences

If the property you want to make private is in a more visible area, Total Fence Inc. says it might be better to consider a fence that is more ornamental, including iron fences, sound barrier fences, and wooden fences.

Wood fences that provide the best form of privacy do not leave spaces between the posts. Increasingly popular around pools, patios and backyards wood fences can be designed to incorporate architectural styles and elements to please even the most discriminating taste.

Naturally resistant to damage from wind, rain, freezing temperatures, and heat, wooden fences are easy to repair and extend. As the GTA’s leader in residential, industrial, and commercial fence and deck installation, Total Fence Inc. know that a well-maintained wood fence can also last for more than 20 years.

Aside from providing privacy and blocking out excessive noise, wooden fences are also great at keeping others out. Wooden fences are difficult to climb or jump over, and because the fence posts are set into concrete, they are also difficult to destroy.

The experts at Total Fence Inc. have experience installing wooden fences in residential, backyard, and urban properties on acreage. They can decide which fence best suits its clients’ needs and provide an expert design and installation that offers privacy and security.

Privacy and Custom Carpentry

Total Fence Inc. knows that sometimes, it takes more than a fence to create the perfect secluded retreat. It’s not uncommon to live next door to a home that overlooks the backyard, or to have neighbours that live higher on a hill. While hedges look nice, they can be expensive and take a long time to grow.

There are much better options. Privacy, in this case, can take a more customized turn, but it doesn’t need to be pricey. To shield your backyard from prying eyes, Total Fence Inc. recommends installing a wood fence and, next to it, a free-standing customized trellis and arbour, complimented with trailing flowers and a stretched out canvas canopy. This can provide privacy and security and help filter light on the patio—perfect for hot summer afternoons. And because the trellis and arbour are detached from the wooden fence, they won’t violate any city code height restrictions.

Property owners wanting to add or replace a fence need a fencing company they can trust. When it comes to innovation, style, and attention to detail, homeowners in the GTA know they can count on Total Fence Inc.