My New Fence Experience

Hi everyone – I don’t usually do this blogging thing, but after my recent experience with Fencing Unlimited here in Mechanicsville, I wanted to let other homeowners in the area to know what they’re missing. Firstly, a little about me, my wife and I are recently married, and we moved out to Mechanicsville with our dog a couple weeks ago. This is both of our first home that we’ve been the owner of, having rented all through college and the few years following, so we’re learning all sorts of new things about home ownership. Some fun things, and some less fun things, like now that we have a yard for our dog; we also need something to keep him from running out into the country.

Suddenly we were in the market for a fence, but what kind of fence? There are so many different options out there! We thought about an invisible fence, but my wife didn’t like the idea of her little baby getting a shock here and there, so that was out. We realized that if we weren’t going to go with an invisible fence, then we were going to need to figure out how to properly integrate a fence with our new house and yard. This sounds like it’s not that big a deal, but when it comes to figuring out all the exact property lines (which are not always as straight as you might think they would be!) and how it’s going to look and where to put gates, it suddenly seemed like an overwhelming and impossible job for us.

I like to think of myself as handy, and I’ve built some things for our home, but when I started looking at what I would need to do to build a fence, I decided it was probably better left to the professionals. There’s a little more precision involved than what I was comfortable with, after all I don’t want to be that guy in the neighborhood with the wonky looking fence. So we started checking out different fencing companies in the area. Some of them seemed nice, but then didn’t have any residential fences, or their quote would be a little out of our price range. Finally we found Fencing Unlimited Inc. online, and they seemed to have what we were looking for at a price we could afford.

We’ve got a fairly large Golden Retriever (his name is Dexter) who likes to run and jump. He’ll run and jump over just about anything, so we knew that the classic white picket fence probably wasn’t going to work for our needs, because there’s no way some little waist-high fence is going to keep Dexter in the yard. But we still wanted a wooden fence for the aesthetic. We called Fencing Unlimited and talked about our options with them, and they suggested we go with a wooden privacy fence. At first I was a little hesitant about closing our backyard off from all of the neighbors like that, but the more I thought about it the better I liked the idea. Dexter certainly wouldn’t be jumping over a privacy fence, and we’d still get the warm aesthetic of real wood instead of aluminum or chain-link fencing.

With our minds made up, we called Fencing Unlimited again, and they set up a time to come by our property and check out the backyard. In a couple of hours they had laid all the plans out and gotten their measurements, they even sold us on the addition of a custom-made arbour for our patio space. Within a couple of weeks we had a brand new backyard. Our fence looks fabulous, and is really going to raise our property values, and we absolutely love the new arbour. It’s the perfect place to have dinner with guests when it’s warm outside, and my wife is currently trying to figure out the best kinds of vines and running plants to grow on it. Best of all, we don’t have to worry about Dexter getting out and running all over creation (because believe me, he would). All of the planning, building, and installation was performed expertly by Fencing Unlimited, and we felt good about supporting a local business in our area.

If you couldn’t tell already, we are so very pleased with our purchase of privacy fence from Fencing Unlimited. If you’re a homeowner that wants to add a new fence to your home, but you’re not sure where to go to get it done, let me be the first to recommend Fencing Unlimited Inc. here in Mechanicsville. They do jobs throughout Central VA, they’re conscientious and professional, and their fences are sturdy and really add to your property.

I know I could’ve probably condensed all of this down into a google review or something, but I just had so much to say about the great job they did installing this fence. I hope this has been a helpful post for anyone out there looking to buy a new fence.