5 Things You Should Do Before Installing a Fence – The decision to add a fence to your property takes considerable thought and planning.
Here are five key points you’ll want to focus on before installing a fence:
1. Consider the Curb Appeal
Adding a fence is a great way to enhance your home’s curb appeal. You will want to choose a fence that flows seamlessly with the style of your home and landscape.
Also, if you live in a neighborhood or development with a Homeowner’s Association, you will want to check their rules for installing a fence as there are usually regulations about the types of fencing allowed.
2. Find out Zoning Regulations For Your Neighborhood
Before breaking ground on your fence project, be sure to find out the zoning regulations in your neighborhood or township for installing a fence. Often there may be local regulations regarding how close a fence may be to property lines or the height of a fence. Make sure you research all the rules and regulations of your neighborhood before you choose a style and begin the installation.
3. Consider the Function of Your Fence
Much of your fence design depends on its function. You will want to ask yourself a few questions when considering which type of fence you wish to install. What is the purpose of your fence? Is it for privacy or security, to keep children and pets safe, or to enclose a pool or vegetable garden?
Whatever the reason, Horner Brothers will help you choose the right fence for your project.
4. Choose Your Material
Choosing the fencing material is very important. Vinyl fencing requires minimum maintenance and is generally easy to clean. On the other hand, wood fencing might initially be more cost-effective but will require more care over time.
At Horner Brothers, we have an extensive selection of fencing, including wood, vinyl, aluminum, and chain link. We will help you decide which type of fence is right for you and your budget.
5. Hire a Professional
The most important thing to do when deciding to install a fence is to hire a professional. A fencing contractor like Horner Brothers will do your project quickly and correctly. Installing a DIY fence can be extremely challenging and even dangerous. Hiring a professional fence company like Horner Brothers will save you energy, time, and frustration by letting the experts do what they do best.
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Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of a post that originally ran in August 2015.