Enhance Your Curb Appeal with Cedar, Aluminum, or Chain Link Fencing: Design Ideas and Inspirations

by | Aug 20, 2023 | Aluminum Fence, Cedar Fencing, Chain Link Fencing, Fencing

Picture yourself walking your dog down the street, when your eyes are drawn to a neighbor’s brand new fence. What’s the secret behind its appeal? The answer lies with the beauty a well crafted fence adds to your yard. Fences aren’t just for keeping out nosy neighbors or over-enthusiastic squirrels, they’re important boosts to curb appeal and property values. Whether you’re after the rustic warmth of cedar, the sleekness of aluminum, or the “I’m here to get the job done” attitude of chain link, Draper Fencing has the right fence to boost your home’s value and curb appeal.

Cedar Fencing

This natural wood has a timeless charm that says, “I’ve been around the block, and I’m here to stay.” However, what distinguishes cedar fencing beyond its aesthetic charm is its potential to bolster property values. The selective eye of potential buyers will be drawn to the beauty of a well constructed Cedar fence. Another pro of Cedar fencing is the ability to build it custom to your wishes and design. Cedar fencing can be a simple privacy and security fence, modern and sleek, or a classic impressive work of art by skilled carpenters. Take a look at a few examples of our styles and projects at our Inspiration Gallery

Aluminum Fencing: The Modern Investment That’s Made to Last

If property upgrades were investments, aluminum fencing is always a winner. Think about it – rust-resistant, durable, and able to complement any landscape, aluminum fencing speaks volumes about your home’s quality. Potential buyers will appreciate your foresight in choosing a fence that enhances both aesthetics and value. Of course you are not limited to one style when it comes to aluminum. There is a fence for the style of every nieghborhood from simple and modern to complex and classic. You can choose from the modern Flat Top or the Tri Finial top reminiscent of the roaring 20s. Check out the options here.

Chain Link Fencing: The Pragmatic Choice 

Ah, chain link – the unsung hero of the fencing world. It may not win any beauty contests, but its low cost and ability to keep your pets and children safe still adds value to any home. Simplicity does not always mean ease of installation. Chain Link has many parts and you still want an expert fence builder to ensure your fence looks great and will last the test of time. Check out some options on our website.


Fences do more than just mark where your property starts and ends. They’re like a makeover for your home, and they can even make it worth more money. Whether you like the classic look of cedar, the modern feel of aluminum, or the straightforward chain link, remember that the fence you pick isn’t just about looks – it’s about making your home a better place and giving it a boost in value. Of course like any home improvement project it is important to choose the right contractor who you can trust to get the job done correctly. For a fence company near you, contact Draper Fencing today for your free estimate.

Pete Cowden

Pete Cowden

Director of Sales and Operations

Pete Cowden grew up on the west side of Indianapolis. He attended St Michael’s School from kindergarten through eighth grade before going to North Central High School. Pete won a state championship in Rugby and graduated with an Indiana Honors diploma from North Central in 2007.

After graduating high school, Pete joined the Army. He served three tours of duty as a US Army Ranger. Eventually his injuries built up leading to a medical retirement. After retiring from the Army, Pete attended Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis. In 2015 Pete graduated with a Bachelor’s of the Arts in International Studies. 

Pete spent some time working with his fellow veterans in Washington D.C as well as right here in Indianapolis before moving into the fencing industry. Pete began working for Draper Fencing Company in 2021. 

Initially Pete worked primarily as an estimator. He learned quickly the challenges fence installers face and how to overcome them. He constantly gathered feedback from his crews to ensure he was setting them and the customer up for success. 

Pete now manages the entire company. He has managed the building of millions of dollars of fencing projects from small downtown yards to large commercial projects. Draper Fencing Company installs a wide range of products from commercial chain link to ornate custom cedar fences. Pete leads a production department that has over forty five years of fence building experience.

A big part of managing the company is making sure he understands not just how to build a fence but knowing what customers want. He stays up to date on permitting and code enforcement. Part of his job now is to put his years of experience into writing blogs on our website. We strive to communicate clearly and effectively with our customers and our blog posts are an extension of that.