3 Things To Know Before Installing A Fence

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Adding a fence to your property will boost its value and improve curb appeal. It will also enhance the privacy and security of your property.

Before hiring a professional fence installation company, there are some things you need to consider about the installation.

Here are some things you should know before building a fence.

1. Purpose and Style of Fence

Knowing why you are installing a fence will help you put into perspective all the project details before you start. Different fences serve different purposes, and once you determine the intended use, you can decide which is best for your property.

Some reasons you may want a fence include privacy, blocking noise from the neighbors, or keeping your pets safe inside your property. These reasons will ultimately influence the design.

Additionally, a reputable fence installation company can modify and customize the design of your new fence to suit your fencing needs and match the aesthetics of your property.

A well-installed fence will also increase the resale value of your property.

2. Materials and Maintenance

After determining why you need a fence, you will likely know the material you want to use. However, different materials have different maintenance needs, and even the best materials will incur damage if not properly maintained.

Consider how much maintenance you can comfortably do to keep your fence in tip-top condition.

Vinyl fences boast durability and can replicate other material's looks while needing little maintenance. On the other hand, though wooden fences are aesthetically pleasing and authentic, they are susceptible to damage, warping, and rot. Therefore, they will require frequent refinishing and staining. Wrought iron fences also need more maintenance than vinyl fences because they get damaged by the elements.

3. Good Relationship with Neighbors and HOA Regulations

Do your homework before you install a fence by researching the neighborhood regulations and city building codes.

You should be aware of the HOA regulations, as they may dictate the materials, color, or height of your fence. They may also limit where your fence sits. For example, you may need to keep it from specified areas like sewers.

If there are no HOA regulations, be a good neighbor and discuss with them your fencing plans and designs before erecting a fence. Consider any views they may lose after installation and ensure any wooden rails face your property to avoid future legal disputes.

If your neighbor is also interested in installing a fence, you can discuss cost sharing the installation expenses so you can cut your fencing budget.