Homeowners in Northern, VA are becoming more aware of certain projects for their homes that will add value and are beneficial to the needs of their families. Most families nowadays have pets, and the majority of these pets are dogs. Owning a dog in Northern, VA is a great responsibility for the homeowner. As you probably know, most cities and towns have leash laws where your dog needs to be on a leash outside of a closed-private yard.
Many homeowners in the past have installed invisible fences to keep their dogs on their property. Although the invisible fence was a great invention, there are many downsides to having an invisible fence installed for your pet.
Homeowners are now replacing their invisible fence with a vinyl fence. Vinyl fence installation might cost more than the typical invisible fencing, but the benefits outway the cost. First it will add value to your home whereas an invisible fence may only add value if a prospective buyer has a dog.
Benefits of a Vinyl Fence Opposed to an Invisible Fence for Dog Owners
- A vinyl fence can be visibly seen by others. An invisible fence cannot be seen by visitors or service repairmen that are coming onto your property, nor can it be seen by a walker who is just passing by your house. Many people are frightened when they see a dog not enclosed by a visible fence.
- Having a vinyl fence installed provides a safer and more dependable way to keep your dog in your yard and other animals out of your yard, whereas an invisible fence will not. Some dogs have a higher tolerance for pain and tend to go through invisible fences especially if your dog sees another dog or animal to chase. Once a dog goes through an invisible fence, it will experience, again, the same shock when he or she tries to reenter your yard. Beings they are not in hot pursuit chasing another animal, your chances are pretty slim that your dog will cross back over into your yard.
- After a vinyl fence installation, there is no maintenance. It does not break easily, does not blister, splinter or rust, and it never needs to be stained or painted. For an invisible fence system to function correctly, the homeowner must properly maintain the system which requires replacing the battery on the dog collar and replacing the dog collar when it becomes worn. Unless you periodically change the battery, you will not know that it is not working until your dog leaves your property. The underground wire can also break or get cut into and then you will need to find the break or cut, which isn’t easily found, and replace the wire.
- A vinyl fence works at all times. If your power goes out, your invisible fence will not work.
A vinyl fence adds privacy and charm to your property in Northern, VA and keeps young children out of harms way. It provides your family, children and dogs, the extra security and protection that you can’t get from an invisible fence, and it is a much better investment.