Does a Fence Add to the Value of Your Home?

Making a few home improvements will go a long way in increasing your chances of selling the house. There are hundreds of homes available on the market and so for your house to be picked out, you need to sweeten the deal. Fencing is one way to improve the value of a home. But how will fencing enhance your chances of selling your home with an added value?
Installing a fence in your backyard for privacy purposes will increase marketability for your home with prospective buyers when selling. Homeowners with pets, such as dogs, may require a fence and could be reluctant to purchase a home without one due to the high cost of fencing materials and installation. For some the monetary value of a fence may not be the attraction, but rather the privacy and decorative benefits that a fence adds to the appearance of the yard.
A cheap or quickly thrown together fence may not bring the expected added value to a home. For this reason it is important to research the different styles of fencing along with their material costs.
When it comes to increasing home value, adding a fence that does not match the style and design of your home could be worse than having no fence at all. For example, a sleek, modern home will look weird if you use an ornate wooden fence while a quaint Victorian home will look out of place if you add a high stockade fence. So make sure you match the fence with look of your home in order to increase its value.Lattice Cedar Fence

SimTek Fencing

Look: SimTek fence provides a durable, beautiful alternative to standard commercial or residential fencing. Created with the look and feel of stone, this sturdy commercial strength fence will stand up against the toughest abuse. Overall, this fence is virtually maintenance-free. This hardy commercial fencing is constructed to remain stable in all weather extremes, and it is built to stand up against 110 mph winds.

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Panels: 3’x6’, 6’x6’, 4’x8’, and 8’x8’
Posts: 8.5’ or 12’ long
Post Caps: 2-3/4” x 6-3/8”
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Average Cost: Med to high

Warranty: Simtek carries a 25 yr. manufacturer warranty. For more information, please visit:
Maintenance: From the Simtek website, Simtek is a maintenance-free solution. Our patented fence will never need painting or staining; nor will it warp, fade or crack. For more information, please visit:


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SimTek Product Line Changes:

SimTek is a low maintenance composite fence similar to the composite Trex fence. SimTek gives customers a classic stone wall look without the high cost of masonry work. This year SimTek is releasing three new EcoStone colors and changing the name of ProLine to EcoStone Plus. Now all seven colors, brown, beige, grey, black, desert, white, and dark brown, are available in both SimTek EcoStone and SimTek EcoStone Plus.

The EcoStone line is crafted from all recycled materials while the EcoStone Plus uses virgin plastics. SimTek composite fence is a maintenance-free solution and will never need painting or staining; nor will it warp, fade or crack. SimTek Fence is warranted for a lifetime to be free from manufacturing defects. Installation is easy and considered the most user friendly on the market. SimTek fence is an excellent sound barrier, blocking 98% of direct sound.

Another addition to the SimTek Fence product line is a variable sized gate. Making custom sized gates with a steel frame is now even easier. Check out for more information. SimTek Fence products are made in the USA. Here at CFC Fences and Decks we are committed to providing you with quality materials and excellent customer service. To learn more about SimTek fence in Utah please call our office or stop by and take a look at our displays.

CFC Fences and Decks is your SimTek Fence installation expert and materials provider. Please call us to place an order or to get a bid for installation.

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Clearing Fence Lines

Clearing the fence lines—

Before our crews can come out to begin stringing the string lines as to where the fence will be built, those lines need to be cleared of all encumbrances to provide access for the crews to begin their work.

Such things begin with removal and disposal of an existing fence and concrete footers, if there is one.

Unless other arrangements are made and contracted, it is the responsibility of the owner/customer to ensure the fence lines are cleared at least 18”-24” on both sides of the area where the fence is going to be built.

Many times there are wood piles or storage sheds, trees or old tree stumps, tree branches and shrubs, rocks or other decorative landscaping features that may be in the way of where the fence line has been determined.

This can often be determined simply by walking the line and “eye-balling” the areas to see what if anything noticeable can be moved or taken out of the way so the fence crews can do their work. Just look for anything that will obstruct the bottom rails of the fence from running straight along grade and realize that a crew man will need to actually place himself on both sides of any kind of fence to properly build and secure it its panels and upper rails and top caps.  He will need enough room for himself, tool belt and tools, his nail guns, saws, air hoses, compressor, extension chords etc.  While our crew men are all experienced, English speaking professionals who have extensive experience with all of our Iron, Cedar, TREX® composite fencing, they are not necessarily ballerinas nor contortionists.

It is always a better policy to discuss and work with adjacent neighbors. Some discussion points to be had with neighbors includes discussing our crews having access to the proposed fence line from their side of the property-especially if there is a tool shed or some other immoveable object that won’t allow working from one side or the other to build the fence.  Work out arrangements for pets and kids to be secured during the time that any existing fence will be down before the new fence is completely installed.

At CFC Fences and Decks we are always very careful with permanently installed landscaping features including special ornamental flora and fauna. We always take great care with all of your landscaping and property as possible, but in moving fencing materials in and out of a property will create some slightly worn areas in a lawn or flower bed. It is simply part of the construction process of any outdoor project, be it fencing or decks.

Hopefully this is helpful in making your fencing project go much more smoothly for you and all of your neighbors.

Please call CFC Fences and Decks for a FREE ESTIMATE or materials for your DIY project.

When the Focus is Function

There are special circumstances in which wood fences, despite their beauty, may not be your best choice for fencing. Maybe someone is looking for a low maintenance fence. Cedar Fencing is anything but low maintenance. Between staining and power washing the cost for maintenance is incredible. Many look for low maintenance fencing like Fortress Ornamental. However, ornamental fencing is not conducive to privacy.  Many times there are trade offs when selecting a functional fence.

Security is another practical function many homeowners demand from fencing, a function for which, as mentioned above, metal fencing is generally considered superior to wood fences.

But wood fences are an excellent choice for privacy fencing, whether it be in terms of noise barriers or, more commonly, visual barriers. Wood fences provide some of the most attractive fencing options available when your chief concern is creating a backyard sanctuary.

The stockade style offers an example of a wood fence design that can afford a solid visual barrier between your yard and your neighbor’s, resulting in almost total privacy. While masonry work such as brick can do the same, it costs significantly more than does a wood fence.

Others prefer a compromise on privacy, choosing wood fences with a certain amount of airiness to them, to avoid fencing out the outer world altogether. Tall picket fencing, for example, can afford partial privacy, as can lattice fencing.

A popular alternative to these privacy-fencing options is a hybrid wood fence design: i.e., a solid barrier for the bottom three-quarters of the fencing, with lattice on top to inject an element of airiness and decoration.

As noted above, one factor in choosing between the different types of wood fences is their potential for compatibility with one’s landscape design. Solid wood fences can provide compelling backdrops for plantings, while the airier wood fence designs (e.g., split-rail and picket-style wood fences) can serve either as foregrounds or backgrounds for planting beds

Other types of fencing which are not mentioned in this article that are gaining great popularity are composite fences such as Trex Seclusion Fencing and SimTek a simulated rock wall.

CFC Offers Simtek Fence

CFC is proud to offer a new fence in its portfolio of superior products. The SimTek Fence is a simulated rock wall fence. If you’re looking for a fence that creates the look of a stone wall, SimTek is the most true-to-form product. Surprisingly affordable, SimTek is an ingenious product that combines the strength of plastic with intelligent design.

Just like our decision to establish Trex as the best alternative to traditional privacy wood or vinyl fencing, Simtek is a fantastic alternative to rock wall. Both Trex and SimTek are the best choices when considering a maintenance free product. Unlike vinyl, which is both less durable and less natural looking, Trex and SimTek are the right products for beautiful and affordable fencing.

Attributes of SimTek fencing:

– Thicker and stronger than vinyl; reinforced with galvanized steel
– Wind rating far superior to vinyl; Simtek has the same wind rating as Trex – 110 mph continuous and 130 mph gusts
– Excellent sound barrier
– Withstands higher and lower temperatures than vinyl
– Fade resistant; the rich colors stay vibrant over time
– Made from recycled materials; like Trex, Simtek is an environmentally responsible product
– Graffiti resistant
– Private and secure
– Lifetime warranty; will never need painting or staining; nor will it warp, fade or crack
– Made in the USA



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