The American dream of home ownership conjures of images of Norman Rockwell or Tom Sawyer whitewashing the family’s picket fence and perhaps, a rose garden and a little dog in the yard. Truly, a picket fence gives a home charisma and improves its curb appeal. There are many fencing options for adding allure to your home its value, including various materials (wood, vinyl and iron, etc.) depending on the desired effect – i.e. privacy or just decorative.