Before building a fence in your yard, the first step is to decide what function you want the fence to serve.

If you want your fence to just be functional, such as to keep a pet in the yard, then you might want to consider a chain-link fence.

If you want a quaint fence that’s meant more for decoration, then you might want to consider a white-picket fence.

If you are looking  for privacy, then you want to look at tall, solid fence options.

Some people might want a combination of all of the above. For each case, when choosing the type of fence and materials make sure you are considering all of your needs.