How Wood Fence Installation May Increase Your Home Value

How can your home benefit from a wooden fence? In more ways than one! Fences not only provide a private outdoor space for you and your family, they can also improve the worth of your home.

This increased value is based on several factors of the fence, the top six of which are listed here. Read on to learn how wood fence installation can lead to a higher market value for your home.

Fence Material

The fence’s material plays a large role in determining how your new fence will affect the home’s resale value. Not every fence material will increase your home’s value.

Many potential home-buyers prefer the look of wooden fences, making this option an ideal choice for raising home value. Wood fences have the potential to return at least half of their cost on resale.

We, at Reliable Fence, offer wood fences and gates that are completely customizable and unique. In our shop, every wooden fence we install is custom crafted and made to order.

Our process allows you to relay any specifications that are meaningful to you. 


Home-buyers are not only looking for aesthetically pleasing fences, they are also looking for fences that will last them many years.

By installing a durable fence, you stand to dramatically raise your market value. Wood fences offer strength and natural quality.

To ensure longevity for your fence, you need to start with high-quality materials. Each of our wood creations is made of #1 cedar boards and cedar back rails.

We exclusively install cedar wood fences in either stockade or custom wood.

Why use a spruce that will only last 6-8 years when cedar will give you a good look and last 12-20 years? Our wood creations are put together with 30 year treated posts that are guaranteed to outlast the fence and not rot, ensuring minimal maintenance. 

If not treated properly, wooden fences that are exposed to weather and other elements can deteriorate more rapidly, which will negatively affect the aesthetic appeal of the fence.

Understandably, fence deterioration also highly impacts its longevity. Taking minimal steps to keep your fence in shape will help it last a long time.


The choice between a professional installation and a DIY-project can have a large impact on the value added to your home. Having a fence professionally installed will ensure that your fence both looks great and stands the test of time.

Attempting to do-it-yourself may lead to poor installation and a loss in durability. As previously mentioned, durability is very important in contributing to the added resale value.

A professional installation gives your fence the best quality and chance at weathering elemental impacts, with minimal maintenance and additional investment.

Choosing the right fence contractor is also important. The contractor you use should recommend the best fence material quality available, ensuring the safety of your yard.

Another important aspect to consider while choosing wooden a fence contractor is the level of experience that they have.

Reliable Fence has been offering affordable and beautiful wood fence supplies and installation services to Long Islanders since 1952, making our team a trustworthy choice for installing your fence.

Backyard Oasis 

Installing a wooden fence can transform any ordinary yard into a fun family retreat. Whatever activities you use your backyard for, a wooden fence is the backbone of your backyard oasis.

A wooden fence not only enhances the appearance of your property, it can also act as a functional space for gardening, grilling, swimming, or other outdoor pastimes. 

Additionally, for families with children and dog owners, a fence may be prerequisite for a home purchase.

These families may be reluctant to purchase a home without an existing fence, not wanting to take on the additional cost of installing a fence themselves.

Many people do not know the cost of a fence, and think taking on the project would be too daunting to do themselves. Because of this, your fenced home may sell for a higher price for this demographic of home-buyer.

The convenience of an existing fence may very well sway buyers to choose your house over others that would require their own fencing project.

Having this private space is incredibly enticing to home-buyers and is guaranteed to raise your home’s value.

For years Reliable Fence has been providing wood fence installation services across Long Island and the Greater New York area. We handle all types of projects for residential and commercial clients.

Whatever fencing and gate services you need, we have expert staff to get your job done right. We create custom wood fences and gates that are guaranteed to last and will not deteriorate.

We offer high quality fencing material and reliable services provided by our experienced staff. Contact Reliable Fence, a Long Island Fence company, to get quality fencing for your yard today.

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