One nice thing? After twenty years, wood fences rot and driveways crumble and you get to upgrade.
Get this upgrade: they make driveways now that melt your snow. You wake up and there is snow everywhere BUT your driveway. It's a series of tubes and antifreeze and electrical power under the driveway.
Handiest time to put it in? If you're in the process of pouring a new driveway. Like we will be this spring! Ee!
Don't ask me how expensive it is. I have no idea. What value can you put on that?