Top Tips for Protecting and Increasing Home and Property Value

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB), June 10, 2013 – Total Fence Inc. (, the leader in residential, industrial, and commercial fence and deck installation in the Greater Toronto Area, is pleased to announce its top outdoor living space tips for protecting and increasing home and property values.

“Despite the weak economic climate, Toronto’s housing market remains competitive; especially between May and July, when the real estate sales are at their peak,” says Tony Defeo, owner of Total Fence Inc. “That said, whether homeowners are thinking of selling their property or just want to enhance the curb appeal, there are a number of creative improvements they can make to both protect and increase the value of their home and property.”

Good landscaping, including decks, fences, gazebos, arbours, outdoor rooms or other hardscaping investments, can add 10–15% to the value of a home. While there are a number of different ways to increase the value of a home, including a new electric gate, one of the most cost-effective improvements is the addition of a wooden deck and fence.

The experts at Total Fence Inc. also note that it’s possible to improve the value of a home too much. “When adding a deck or fence or any other major improvement, take a look around your neighbourhood. Does the project integrate and coordinate with the rest of your area?” Defeo observes.

Hiring a professional to install a fence or deck may seem like an extravagance, but their expertise can help bring additional equity to a home and help save money by recommending additional low-maintenance custom features, including terracing.

“Another important factor to consider is who you hire to do the work. Some estimates suggest that a homeowner should put five to 10% of the value of the home into beautifying the property,” Defeo adds. “With that much at stake, it’s imperative that a deck, fence, or other custom work be properly constructed to achieve the desired outcome. That’s why it’s so important to work with a fence and deck company that offers personal attention and care and has a proven track record.”

Total Fence Inc. is the leader in residential, industrial, and commercial fence and deck installation in the Greater Toronto Area. With the technical expertise and experience to handle jobs of any size, from small backyard decks to custom carpentry, pergolas, ornamental iron fences, acoustic sound barrier fencing, and industrial chain link enclosures, Total Fence Inc. provides residents of the GTA and surrounding areas a complete range of affordable fence installation and repair services to suit their personal tastes and needs.

For more information on Total Fence Inc., visit the company’s web site at, e-mail, or call (416) 239 5362.