So, you’ve resolved to build a fence around your Georgia home to increase security. Now that you’ve decided that your over-arching intent is to keep intruders out of your yard, you need to consider a few helpful tips to best achieve this goal. You also need to understand that, while a fence will not stop a determined intruder from entering your Georgia yard, it can do one of two things: lengthen the time it may take for a burglar to reach the house or dissuade a burglar from wanting to break into your home in the first place. With this information in mind, consider the following when installing your Georgia fence:
- Focus on height.
A four-foot fence will allow you to continue socializing with your Georgia neighbors, though it will also deter most intruders from invading your yard. If you’re looking for even more security try a five or six-foot fence that will allow you to better dissuade unwelcome visitors.
- Build a secure gate.
The gated portion of your Georgia fence will serve as the weakest link in your fence security system. Choose strong hinges and jimmy-proof locks to ensure greater security.
- Select fence materials that will prevent intruders from going over, under or through your Georgia fence.
A picket fence or similar material with a sharp top will dissuade intruders from climbing into your yard. A ground-hugging fence is also crucial if you’re worried someone may climb underneath. Also consider non-scalable surfaces that provide little or no open spaces for an intruder to climb.
- Think like an intruder.
If you’re truly worried that someone will break into your Georgia home consider wrought iron or other see-through materials. Wrought iron is not only a difficult surface to scale, but it will also fail to conceal a potential burglar activity once an intruder gets inside your Georgia yard. Be wary of wood fencing, because while it can prevent intruders from breaking into your yard, it can also conceal suspicious activity if they are successful.