From Knoxville to Townsend, Rockwood, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, maintaining your home’s beauty and good looks is paramount to keeping property value and curb appeal high. If you have a wood fence, you already have an eye-catching asset, but you can add even more appeal with the right outdoor lights. How do you choose the best outdoor lights for your fence, though?
You have a couple of different options when it comes to the power source your outdoor lights will use. For instance, you can opt for lights that plug in – these use a conventional wall plug, or in some cases need to be wired into the home’s electrical system directly.
Some outdoor lights are designed to use batteries. These allow you to avoid the problems that come with wiring, and they are available in a number of different styles. However, batteries have a limited lifespan, and you will eventually spend a lot of money just replacing them, so this may not be the right option for you.
Finally, you’ll find a growing number of solar-powered lights on the market. These let you cut the tether to your home’s electrical system, and don’t suffer from the same drawbacks that battery-powered lights do. However, make sure you’re buying lights that will stand the test of time. Check out the warranty, the charging time required versus the average amount of sunshine for East Tennessee and the durability of the lights.
One of the most important things to consider when choosing outdoor lights for your fence is your overall aesthetic. If your home and fence share design similarities, colors or architectural embellishments, it’s important to ensure that the lights you purchase and install do so, as well. You’ll find lights that allow you to do this relatively easily, whether you’re going for a carriage house look, a classic ranch style, or prefer something different, like Art Deco.
With that being said, don’t be afraid of “trendy” lighting. Most of the time, lighting can be changed quickly, easily, and affordably so you can afford to change with the times (unless you’re seeking a timeless style, in which case you’ll look for the most durable lights in the style/design you prefer).
Outdoor lights allow you to add usability and visibility to your yard. They also offer improved security, enhance curb appeal, and beautify your home. Questions about wood fence installation? We’d love to hear from you – get in touch with LC Fence today.